by Dahni © 2013, all rights reserved
middle + more than one middle, names
names from months as, August, June, May and April
gemstone names like, Ruby
metal names like, Silver
bird names like, Robin and Jay
place names like, Sierra
culture or country names
names with numbers, letters and characters
family passed on names like, Lee
nicknames, the name others call us like I am sometimes called, Tre
(target rich environment)
funny or unusual names like, Dweezil or Budrow
brunt of the joke names like, Don “we now our gay apparel,” the girls Don
want to be seen with you or Don you want to ever get a clue
WTF were they thinking, names
stupid names like, Stew-pid
names nearly next to impossible to pronounce
names unpronounceable like,
“Love Symbol #2”1
combination names, fondly remembered childhood names like –
Dorothy Gale, Pollyanna, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Spanky-Froggy-Alfalfa-
Darla-Stymie-Porky-Buckwheat Little Rascals,2 names
Moe-Larry-Shemp-Joe-Curly Joe-Curly (see Curly later), Stooges names,
Laurel & Hardy, names, Groucho-Chico-Harpo-(see Harpo later)-
Zeppo-Gummo Marx Brothers, names, and Charlie Brown names
combination names, fearfully or horrifically remembered names like,
Charles Manson, Count Dracula and Freddy Kruger
strange names as, Curly, when the character appears to be bald or
Lefty because, they can do nothing right
musical names as, Harpo, for the Harp the character and the person played
condescending names from animals as, Chicken, Horse Face, Horse’s Ass,
Hog, Pig, Cow, Mule and Jackass
anything but Late for dinner, names
condescending slang names, from body parts as, Dick head or face,
Butt head or hole
double entendre (devised words with several meanings) fictional and sexually
implied names as, Pussy Galore3
song names like, Carol
married and married into, names
take-back names like, from a divorce
legal names like, Dotcomguy4
the “artist formerly known as,” names
birth names that we are given at birth like, Donald
no name, names
rhyming names like, Sam I am
inflated names like, ‘The Donald’
even copyright © trademark ™ ®, names like, Jesus© (yes it is legally owned)
the names we are called by others (often depending on the age of the person
addressing us) as, Donald, Don and Donnie
writers’ names and pen names as, Mark Twain
brand names and band names
musical and singularly known as names like, Adele, Yanni, Madonna,
‘the second,’ names like, Reginald, Jr.
succession names like, Leonard I or the 1st, Leonard II or the 2nd,
Leonard III or the 3rd
age related names as, Duccan the Elder or Duccan the Younger
repetitious names as, John John, Jon Jon or Lu Lu
descriptive names as, King James, Mary Queen of Scots,
Richard the Lionhearted, Queen Elizabeth, Sam the Brave and Dipstick
initial names (first and last name) like, JB
sounding names like, Suezzzzq
question mark (?) names like, Hey or hey You
names with meaning as, Donald (Gaelic – world ruler)
make-believe names as above, when Donald has no kingdom
names we make up for ourselves or call ourselves, like Dahni
many different and many kinds of names, for many purposes
Most of us without our choice, are given our names at birth,
for some meaning, reason, purpose; intention
Some of us choose and change our names, for ourselves
What’s in a name?
It is not as important what’s IN a name, as it is,
what comes OUT of our names
What do we DO with our names; of those things that we do,
what are we known for, by our names
How will we be remembered?
What is sacred?
For what purpose is life?
For what purpose are we named?
Give a good name to live up to
Live up to a good name
Be loved and love others, that’s…
…What’s in a Name!
from the uncollected poems by the same author
Note: Poetry neither has to always rhyme or follow any particular form. Poem from the Greek language (poíēma) simply means, “to do” or “to make.” I “did” this piece and I “made” this post called, ‘What’s in a Name.’ And I call this a poem. You are free to call it whatever you want. And you are free to call me, name me, think of me or never think of me, as you desire, it’s your decision. As for me-myself-and-i…
1 Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his stage name Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist and actor. In 1993, he changed his stage name to the unpronounceable ‘Love Symbol,’ which was explained as a combination of the symbols for male (♂) and female (♀). In order to use the symbol in print media, Warner Bros. had to organize a mass mailing of floppy disks with a custom font. Because the symbol had no stated pronunciation, Prince was often referred to as, “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince”, as well as, “The Artist”.
2 Little Rascals, also known as, Our Gang or Hal Roach’s Rascals, are a series of American comedy short films by comedy producer, Hal Roach. The series began in 1922 and lasted until 1936. The series was about a group of poor neighborhood children and their adventures. It notably, uniquely, and remarkably, put boys and girls of different skin colors together, in a group as equals. The work was purposed to capture the raw nuances of children’s speech rather than adult acting styles. The name, ‘Our Gang,’ was sold to MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) and they continued producing these until 1944. As MGM retained the rights to the Our Gang trademark following their purchase of the production rights, the Hal Roach-produced “talkies” were syndicated for television under the title, The Little Rascals, beginning in 1955. Both Roach’s, The Little Rascals, package (now owned by CBS Television Distribution) and MGM’s Our Gang package (now owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment) have since remained in syndication, with periodic new productions based on the shorts surfacing over the years, including a 1994 Little Rascals feature film released by Universal Pictures. From around 1977 to the present day, Our Gang and the Little Rascals have been revived and produced in several forms and enjoyed by children of all ages.
3 Pussy Galore, is a fictional character in the Ian Fleming, James Bond novel, ‘Goldfinger.’ This was later made into a film. Many of Ian Fleming’s works had a double entendre, a figure of speech which is devised to be understood, in several ways. With respect to “Pussy,” it meant both another word for a house cat and a slang term for vulva and vagina. “Galore,” means an abundant or plentiful supply of something.
4 DotComGuy was the name of Mitch Maddox, a former computing systems manager, who legally changed his name to DotComGuy, in 2000. He intended to live for one year (beginning on January 1, 2000) without leaving his house in Dallas, Texas, by ordering all his food and necessities off the Internet and to have everything delivered. His house was monitored 24/7 and several video feeds were streamed online. He only walked just outside of his home for exercise and never much further, during the entire time. In the end of the project, DotComGuy, legally changed his name back to Mitch Maddox. Later, he auctioned off the domain name, DotComGuy.com and it is still in use as of this writing.
5“em-fos-ed” – for emphasized or “em-fos-sis” for emphasis. An emphatic statement for emphasis.
em-fos-ed definition from: ‘Dahni’s New Word Dictionary’ (A heaping helping of made-up words) by Dahni © 1994-2013, all rights reserved