What’s Really in a Name?

Filed in News, Outer Thinking Division by Steve Edge Design. 17 comments
  1. Rick
    January 26th, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Great article Steve. Someone once told me that Buzz Aldrin’s mother was born Marion Moon… spooky stuff.

  2. Julie
    January 26th, 2018 at 10:50 am

    How amazing is that !! All the time I was thinking of my long surname of which I had aquired from being married. Then, to my utter amazement And from reading the very informative piece ,Jules was presented. I suddenly feel excited. 💫⭐️

  3. Charlie Best
    January 26th, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Hi Steve,

    Nominative determinism – entertaining and amusing as always but definitely a load of bollocks – unfortunately. My name’s Best and I’m probably only quite good…..All the “best”, Charlie

  4. David Freshwater
    January 26th, 2018 at 11:21 am

    As a student, I delivered “water” much to the amusement of many offices across the West Midlands… nice article Steve!

  5. Mik Strevens
    January 26th, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I love this, my surname is a derivative of Scrivener. I design websites, draw, make art, compose weekly newsletters and post loads on social media.

    By far my most memorable name growing up though was a young lad in our school. His name was Wayne Carr, he made it into the middle pages of the Sun newspaper for his parents’ sense of humour, not sure what his profession is though.

  6. Jim Hunter
    January 26th, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    I buy it. With a new years resolution to lose some weight, I’ve spent the last fortnight looking for a suitable gym to join…

  7. Nick Hart
    January 26th, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Great article! Theo Pike here’s why you are such a piscatorially adept journalist.

  8. David Stocker
    January 26th, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I am on the committee of a fishing club that has 4 stocked trout waters. Stocker is as Stocker does?

  9. Michael Strevens
    January 26th, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I love this, my surname is a derivative of Scrivener. I design websites, draw, make art, compose weekly newsletters and post loads on social media.

    By far my most memorable name growing up though was a young lad in our school. His name was Wayne Carr, he made it into the middle pages of the Sun newspaper for his parents’ sense of humour, not sure what his profession is though.

  10. David Stocker
    January 26th, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    There is some great writing on this in the Freakonomics book. Black folk in the US with ‘street’ christian names were less likely to ‘achieve’ than those given names like Michael, David, William etc.

  11. Andrea Rubino
    January 26th, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    “Nomen est omen”

  12. Richard Walsh
    January 26th, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Dick Wash? Thankfully not, although it may have been more lucrative 😀😀

  13. Steven Coogan
    January 26th, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    You may have the Edge factor ; )

  14. Julie Frankiewicz
    January 26th, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Very good…Must share this, great !!

  15. Dave Marrable
    January 29th, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Love my surname unusual and rememberable. I love my David’ as well. Fitting. Can’t wait to see you x

  16. Richard Easton
    January 29th, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    But what about Trump perhaps it’s the Donald bit

  17. Karen Willey
    January 29th, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Interesting thought – go knows what that means….😂

Leave a Comment