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What’s in a name?

In Random on June 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

myname is 

The professor called my name and three heads turned together. Then, he called the last name to clear the air and I breathed a sigh of relief. He didn’t catch me doodling in my all-purpose notebook which, by the way, I predominantly used for doodling.

Sharing names is not fun, is it? “What were my folks thinking?” Well, most of us would like to have a unique name, at least in combination with our last name. But when you Google to discover twenty others (or more… sorry about that!) with the same last name, you know your email id will look something like tom_davic1357@blah.com or tisha.kn16@whatever.com

 At the end of the day your name is merely a sound you are trained to respond to. You’d turn your head to your name almost as often as you’d turn you head to a scream, a thud, a screech or a whistle and if you don’t it’s because it wasn’t loud enough. Interestingly, certain studies say that the most pleasant sound to any person’s ear is the sound of his/her name (provided it is the name he/she wishes to be called). So, you can call me…