What's in a name?
February 27, 2006

I first discovered this little acrophonology site through Ms. Cat Eyes' site, Living with Multiple Personalities. (And, let me say, she's got a WONDERFUL site here!)

The acrophonology site is something about letters and names actually shaping or reflecting who you are. While some of the stuff doesn't reflect me (in my opinion, anyway), it was kinda creepy how much of this felt true. Of course, all good oracular pronouncements are that way. :)
What's interesting is you can see how this is based on the letters in your name ... for example, my middle name has 2 Rs ... and you can see two sentences repeated in that section. You can see those same two sentences repeated in the last name ... where there are again 2 Rs in those spots. However, the first name doesn't have that sentence ... not because there's no R, but because the R is the first letter instead of in the middle of the word. Interesting.

firstname:
You make impersonal decisions quickly, but not so with personal concerns. You like to think things over carefully, but tend to be indecisive. You have a great deal of loyalty to those you love. You have much inner strength. You are a constructive thinker. You have a need for monetary security. You are relatively demonstrative in your affections. You enjoy being stroked verbally and physically. You can handle details well. You have a methodical mind.

middlename:
You are a quick study, and can be self-taught. Your curiosity can get the best of you, but you must learn to concentrate. You work hard to achieve material success through your own efforts. You have a lack of confidence in your mental abilities and do not like being forced into giving your opinion. You need to learn to give and receive love for love's sake. You have a need to be assured of affection. You try to be prudent. You have good business acumen. Your privacy is important to you. You have a rich inner life. You need to learn flexibility. You have a talent for working with people on a one to one basis. You need to learn the true value of material possessions. You have a natural protection in life. You are always saved - especially from yourself. You can be quite inventive and quite curious. You have a lack of confidence in your mental abilities and do not like being forced into giving your opinion.

lastname:
You want to be productive and feel useful, and enjoy helping solve problems. You like to be busy and not waste time. You have much enthusiasm with a driving attitude toward achievement in life. You need to learn concentration and not to scatter your mental energies. You have a lack of confidence in your mental abilities and do not like being forced into giving your opinion. You need to learn flexibility. You have a lack of confidence in your mental abilities and do not like being forced into giving your opinion. You need to learn to give and receive love for love's sake. You have a need to be assured of affection. You need to learn to be expressive. You are a person who cannot tolerate being misunderstood.

Heehee ... "you are a person who cannot tolerate being misunderstood." That is SUCH an understatement.

And, to round off this post, here's a related tidbit ... a meme from Lonnie over at OneManBandWidth involving looking up your name on Googlify. I was going to ignore the meme despite the fact that I love Lonnie dearly ... because I HATE MEMES. Ugh ... yuck. But, this seemed to fit into the whole name thing, so I'm gonna do it ... I'm just not going to tag anyone else :D

So ... there's this site called Googlism. Put your name in there and it Googles you and comes up with some really funky quotes ... "what Google thinks of you." Since Lonnie tagged me using my internet handle, and knowing that "Ender" will bring up some interesting quotes, that's what I used. (Besides, my full name didn't yield any hits, dammit.)

So, here are the hits for "Ender":
ender is female???
...heehee. I love the internet. There's a good chance that this particular tidbit is actually about me instead of the character ... since I don't talk about whether or not I'm male or female very often, there are still a lot of people who know me on the internet who don't know if I'm male or female and continually question this. If you look through the blog carefully, you'll find out. Of course, the faster way is to hit the Home button on the top of the page and look through my larger site. The SCG link in particular will put all doubts to rest.

ender is lying on the raft laconically looking at the overcast sky
... great line from Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

ender is by far superior
ender is brave
ender is silly
ender is a special guy
...Well, all of these just go without saying ... of course I am.

ender is made of durable abs plastic that installs easily and quickly at both ends of the tub
... Damn! I'm plastic????

ender is a child genius with a probable iq of about 300
...Well, duh. Anyone who's seen the toy collection knows I'm a child. And, of course, if I'm a child AND I've taught college writing, then it logically follows that I must be a child genius.

ender is a turkish word meaning "rare or unusual" hmmm
... I did not add that "hmmm," that was part of the Googlify thing. I'll agree. I'm both rare and unusual. Most people are quite happy about that. More Enders might just make the world a VERY odd place!

ender is an ergonomically correct way to insure that your worst painting nightmare won't come true-the paint can falls off of the ladder
... I have no idea what to say to this one. I'm ergonomic AND a genius??? Cool!

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Zoe said:

ah neat post... my first represents me best i think... might just be that i never cared for family names

zoe:
You have much compassion and psychic ability. (im a super hero yeah!) You may have extremes of luck. Bad luck can be the result of laziness or lack of faith.(is a massive procrastinator) You have a great deal of loyalty to those you love. (yup) You have much inner strength. (told u i was a super hero)You can be quite inventive and quite curious. (yup up to my 7th life ;)

February 27, 2006 8:31 AM

 

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February 27, 2006 1:10 PM

 

Cat said:

Heehee ... "you are a person who cannot tolerate being misunderstood." That is SUCH an understatement.

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Whoa, that is SO me. I hate that feeling of someone assuming or not understanding me. Thanks for the link back to my site, btw. Glad you could visit. I might have to get a red monkey for a pet now...they seem so nice!

February 27, 2006 5:47 PM
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