CHAT: renaming oneself (was: Active and Passive please help.)
|From:||Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 19, 2001, 5:49|
> En réponse à Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>:
> > Well, that depends on how you define names. Is a name something you
> > are given at birth, and which you are stuck with for the rest of your
> > life?
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> That's what it is, at least for me.
Among my correspondents, once upon a time, was a young fellow named
Charles Donahue II. He often signed his zine with silly parodies like
Chuck U 2 (I don't remember whether that was in fact one of them). When
his father died, he asked his mother whether he ought to drop the
number; she said no, it's part of your name. I always thought it very
strange that his number was the most inviolable element of his name.
> > . . . . I prefer the definition of a name as that
> > by which you call yourself. In this case, the Spanish use of "se
> > llamar" is not that illogical.
> In my personal case, it isn't so. I never gave myself any name,
> and would be quite unable to do so. . . . I'm just unable to
> name the entity which I call "me", except by using this word
> "me" (or "moi" :))) ), since I hardly know this entity...
I know what you mean. Nobody ever gave me a nickname, and I was never
entirely happy with any of the SCA names I coined. I even feel
paralyzed at having to name my own files!
Anton Sherwood -- http://www.ogre.nu/