Did Your Spirit Self Pick Your Name?

WordPress.com’s “Daily Post” put out its daily challenge this morning:

Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

Source: Say Your Name | The Daily Post

This is a recycled prompt that I’ve done at least twice already through the years so I’ll abstain from answering it today. I will however tell you a weird story about a guy who was crazy about names. I once had a friend years ago who asked me if I knew I had chosen my name before I was born. I think he was citing something about “Numerology” at the time. I told him no, my parents chose my name to which he replied, “Ah, but that’s just it YOU chose your parents!” That conversation ended abruptly. It takes all kinds I suppose.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

2 thoughts on “Did Your Spirit Self Pick Your Name?”

  1. Outstanding. I wish your conversation had not ended there. I would like to have known how he reached such a strange conclusion.

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