Friday, February 20, 2009

Question of the Day #107

I just logged onto Facebook and saw that I had a friend request from Casamento Zeus. He looked like his name should be Casamento Zeus. Long curly hair, beefy looking guy. I ignored it. I don't know Casamento Zeus.

And while Casamento is a lovely last name, I couldn't help but feel bad that Casamento Zeus had to bear it as a first name. (Or Zeus as a last name for that matter.) Can you imagine being a little kid in grade school? "Casamento! No running in the halls!"

That'd be a tuffy.

But I wonder how Mr. Zeus himself feels about his name. Does he like it? Does it bother him? Does he want to change it to Greg Smith?

And what about you? Do you like your name? Have you ever wanted to change it? If so, to what?




  1. As I started reading this I was thinking of all the names I would like to have and then I saw you give Greg as an example. That is funny. My mother loved Gregory Peck so that is where my name came from. I like my name but it is kind of bland. I would love to have a romantic name like Antonio Gregory. How does that sound? I would write romantic poetry and be very mysterious. Maybe I already have. :)

  2. I've always liked my name. My maiden name was Maple so it was easy for others to remember, and it was a perfect teacher name, Miss Maple. My married last name is a little more different, and that's okay too!
    I wonder if Zeus is REALLY his last name...It seems so Harlequin romance!

  3. Greg - I love that you were named after Gregory Peck. That's all the romance and mystery you need. ; )

    And Kelly, I totally wondered the same thing! Was Zeus really his last name? The whole thing is a little over the top, don't you think?

  4. I LOVE my name!!! When I was little I used to leave my mom notes thanking her for naming me Allison. Whether I'm called Allison, Alli, or Alligator I love it. The one drawback is that, believe it or not, people often spell it wrong.

  5. I love the name Casamento Zeus!! At least it's different. Everyone is named Kristen these days, however I get called Kirsten all the time at work for some reason. People, there is a difference between Kristen, Kirsten, Christine, Kristy, Crystal, etc...

    I miss my maiden name very much. :(

  6. I think my parents did a wonderful job picking out their children's names & I love mine! I think Rebecca is sweet & feminine and it's pink. (S, you know what I'm talking about) I also love that my friends call me Beck and the wee ones in my life call me Becca. However, when I hear "Becky", I cringe...yuck, yuck, ptooey!!

  7. I love my name so much (first and last) that I hyphenated when I got married. And now my name is so long it cuts off all the time. The only reason I didn't just keep my last name is because I planned to have kids and didn't want to have a different last name than them. My name is so cool that Jackie Collins has a book where a character changed their name to be the male version of it, right down to the slightly different spelling.

  8. Oh but if I were to change my name? Perhaps Aurora Teagarden. I'm reading a book with her as the main character. Isn't that a cool name?

  9. Casamento Zeus is an escapee from a soap opera. That's what I think.

    For the longest time when I was a kid, I was desperate to be Caroline instead of Carrie. I thought it sounded more grown up.

    Yeah, I was an idiot.

  10. My name? Where do I start? I've had birthday cakes that've said HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERA/ORA/IRA/ARE and travel reservations that listed my first name as RARARA. Having an unusual name is both a blessing and curse. I like that it's unique, but I hate how I'm always having to gently correct people when they mispronounce or misspell my name. Some folks, no matter how many times I say my name rhymes with Sarah, or "just like the laundry detergent!" still pronounce it like an Armenian guy's. I had a long list of names I liked better when I was a kid, but I guess I wouldn't trade it now, though.

  11. When I was little I wanted a cool nickname, but there's not much you can do with Adrienne (I despise Adrie). When I got married I kinda had to abandon my maiden name, or my initials would have ended up A.S.S.

  12. When I was about 11, I hated my name. I wanted to be Daphne and I wanted green eyes and black curly hair.

    And then there's the spelling of my real name. I'm Gale because it was my grandmother's maiden name, but I get mail all the time addressed to Mr. Gale Jacob.


  13. I was always a tomboy growing up and Sherrie was WAY too feminine for me. My middle name is Michelle so for a while I called myself Mitch. Kinda goofy...

  14. As a kid I hated my name because it rhymed with not nice things. "Vicki gave Ricky a hickey on his sticky dicky" Horrible, horrible stuff.

    Now I love my name. It is a common name, but not too common. I was named after Queen Victoria, but my folks realized that I'd likely be called by the shorter version, so I am simply Vicki.

    In changing my last name with marriage I realized that my surname is now a GREAT tool for weeding out telemarketers! ...and I usually make them attempt to repeat it until they get close, or give up and ask if I am the woman of the household. LOL!

  15. Edna!?! Sounds like I should be out on a farm milking a cow!! And I'm from Texas, that doesn't help!! Try saying my name with a Texas accent and you'll know what I mean.

    But if you translate my full name from spanish to english it means:
    Edna Tower Club
    Thanks kinda cool . . . kinda!?!

  16. I've always liked my first name. My last name was Gunterman and that's not a name I see very often. I found a Gunterman on Facebook yesterday and we've sent a few emails, but don't think we're related. We very well could be because both families were from IL, but neither of us know enough about our families to really know. How sad is that.

  17. I am proud that I, too, have a story behind my name. My sister was 4.5 years old when I was coming. To have her be a part of the event, my parents let her name me (keeping veto power - of, course). Her favorite two mouseketeers (many of you may be too young to remember this show during the 1950's) were a little girl named Karen and another named Annette (yes, Annette Funicello). So, I became Karen Annette. Its fun to have a story behind your name, but I missed having a nickname - Karen doesn't get one of those. But now, I love the fact that my nieces and nephew call me Aunt Kay. United Airlines has decided that my name is Karena (concatenation of my first name and my middle initial), I might even consider that change if I were ever to change my name.


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