do you ever sometimes wish that you could change your name to reflect the person you wish you were or represented? as i was looking out the window on the nice spring-like (please God let it be soon!) day, i got to asking myself, what’s in a name?
does shawn c. branch incapsulate who i am? would madonna be as popular if she went with ‘blanche’ instead? or laurence instead of sting? or bob smith instead of george stromboulopolous?
or what about those who create a name and give it meaning and identity – like starbucks or apple? what if howard shultz went with a different name that morning in 1971. would we be flocking for coffee status on a regular basis? or would we spend a fair chunk of change on the best computer systems if they were called ‘mape’?
does your name suit you? or would a name like “max power” be more effective?