names

Call me “Mrs.” – Please!

A rose by any other name...

A rose by any other name, Shakespeare said, would still have a lovely aroma, and that is certainly true. Still, names are extremely important, and if you disagree, ask a man whose surname is Pig – and compare his life experiences with a fellow named Jones. As for me, I am perfectly fine with my last name, but I wish […]

So, What’s in a Name?

By the time a child is but a few years old he recognizes any number of different monikers to which he must answer.  Let’s take a look at fictitious Joseph James Baxter.  To his grandmother he might be “Joe-Joe” while to his friends he might be “The Big J.” His parents probably call him “Joe” unless they are upset and […]