What is in a name?

Wasn’t it Shakespeare who penned: “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet”

Brilliant. There is something to a name. I say this because I have a very special name- Alice Grey. Not just Alice but “Alice Grey”. You must use both. I am a southern belle through and through.  

I have to say, I have always felt immensely special to have two names…one just wasn’t enough. And ya know it’s really funny- I am definitely not an “Alice”. I need that little added umph that the second name gives. Have you ever met a girl with two names that wasn’t spunky? I rest my case.

So do you think your name has an impact on your personality, your life, your own personal brand? Would you be you if you had a different name? Would I be me if mom and dad had called me “Sally”? It is an interesting thing to think about.

I can’t tell you how many times people comment on my name. Just the other morning in the airport, the security guy, checking my id, even asked- “Grey? What an unusual name. There must be a story behind that.” Now that guys sees 1000s of names a day…I must be REALLY special.

PS- I also think there is something interesting about birth dates as well…they also impact one’s personal “brand”….and I am not saying this just because I also have a SPECIAL birth date (Christmas Eve).

5 thoughts on “What is in a name?

  1. Alice Grey – Loved this post! Leslie sent to me as I have many double names in my life – Eleanor Gray, Martha Gray, Alice Grey and Alice Gray! I know that Eleanor Gray has struggled with many people calling her just Eleanor and she never corrects them. I have forwarded to her in hopes she will have newfound courage!

  2. You definately have a special name and lots of spunk. I have never thought of double name folks as being spunky…but then I think about my own double name daughter and it really is true. Have you seen the SNL skit parody of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Jessica Parker, etc…”Two first names, two first names. If you’ve only got one name–that’s like having no names.” 🙂

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