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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 --


Matthew Kehrt <matrix14@...>