Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:42 am

I didn't want to hijack the General Pretraeus thread so here's what I posted there:

Richard S. wrote:How come Gernerals/Admirals always have cool names huh?

Powell, Schwartzkopf, MacArthur, Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, Bradley, Nimitz , Halsey, Montgomery, Rommel, Zhukov...


Is it just me or do these names evoke a sense of power. Or is it the person behind the name.. :?


Now those are pretty cool names, some may be borderline but if you had to chose one wouldn't want to have name like that. I'm not talking about being put down because of your ethnicity or the obvious problems you would encounter having a stupid name like Moonbeam Stardust either. Do you think your name can make difference in your success in life or increase your chances if it has a good ring too as opposed to Joe Smith? I'll give you another example, lets take a look at some of the top quarterback names of the mid 80's and early 90's

Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Phil Simms, John Elway, ...all great names and very successful. There's no "Joe smith" to add to that list.

While on the subject here's something I came across.

Fran Tarkenton’s regular season record is stunning. However, many dismiss his performance because of his inability to win any of the three Super Bowls in which he played. However, he held virtually all passing records at the time of his retirement. Additionally, he had great ability to run with the ball, chalking up over 3500 rushing yards and 32 touchdowns. He is fourth in the list of number of rushing yards.


Do you think maybe FRAN doesn't get the attention he deserves because of his name? :lol: You rarely hear his name mentioned when all time greats are mentioned.
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: spc On: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:55 am

Jesus Christ- Number 1 best.

Lance Armstrong
Tiger Woods
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:02 am

spc wrote:Lance Armstrong
Tiger Woods


There's two other great names even though Lance has some blemishes...
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:53 am

Yes.

It's why Johnny Cash named his son "Sue," right?
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: daveuz On: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:04 pm

Archibald Leech became Cary Grant, Dino Crocetti became Dean Martin, and Bernie Schwartz became Tony Curtis.
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: spc On: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:17 pm

Charlton Heston, "from my cold dead hands"
Born: John Charles Carter
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:19 pm

daveuz wrote:Archibald Leech became Cary Grant, Dino Crocetti became Dean Martin, and Bernie Schwartz became Tony Curtis.


Those are screen names though, I'm talking about real names. But that brings up an interesting point because they didn't start out with those names and were still successful.
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: pbmax On: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:14 pm

I know a guy named "Arthur Knight Hammer."
He introduces himself with all 3 names. Not sure I'd call him successful - Last I heard from him he was running a victorian mansion as a party house for some sub-genre of gay men. "Bears" I believe he called them. Off my radar now, but it's still a cool name.
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: stockingfull On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:10 pm

pbmax wrote:I know a guy named "Arthur Knight Hammer."
He introduces himself with all 3 names. Not sure I'd call him successful - Last I heard from him he was running a victorian mansion as a party house for some sub-genre of gay men. "Bears" I believe he called them. Off my radar now, but it's still a cool name.
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:lol: Funny that he's not a general.

Or maybe he is.... :roll: :o
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:16 pm

I think that 2 first names means instant success. Tom Hanks, Jimmy Carter, Boy George :)
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Re: Do you think your name can make a difference in life?

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:31 pm

e.alleg wrote:I think that 2 first names means instant success. Tom Hanks, Jimmy Carter, Boy George :)


James Dean... ;)
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