Daily Archives: January 27, 2017
A Name is a Name is a Name
Or is it Happy Day Before Saturday?
It’s funny how much value can be put into certain names. For example, this blog is called Jimmy’s Daily Planet. My name, as you can probably guess, is Jimmy. However, my formal name is James and the shorter version of Jimmy is Jim. Personally, I go by Jimmy. However, I am not bothered if someone calls me by either James or Jim. Thinking about it, having essentially three names is rather cool and unique.
Kudos to my parents for that 3-for-1 deal. While admittedly not as poetic as “A rose is a rose is a rose,” the personally adapted phrase, “A Jimmy is a James is a Jim” still has a nice little ring to it.
For other people, their name is their name. For some people, naming their child is a 1-for-1 deal and literally nothing more.
Just a subtle reminder of the strange, yet awesome wonder that is the human being.