Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Renamed


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.😉

What if every new year we had to take a new name?

9 comments:

  1. I would like this! There are so many interesting names out there that it could be fun to choose a different one every year. But then of course you'd have to get a new driver's license, checks, bank cards, etc. Would we also have to get a new Social Security number? Could be a bit complicated the more you think about it.

    Happy New Year!

    betty

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  2. I'd like that idea. I could never stand my name and I'd love the chance to try new ones out.

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  3. I recall gribbing to my parents to about my name and sore when I turn 18 I was going to change it...But I wouldn't know what I would change it to.
    Wishing 2019 is full of blessing....Coffee is on

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  4. Nope...I would not do it. I would not conform..I love my name

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    1. You seem to be in the minority on this one ;)

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  5. Ooh, that would be interesting, and hard! I never much liked my name (tho I'm pretty used to it by now) so it would fun to choose a new one. Eleanor, perhaps...

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  6. I studied cultures where you took a new name at puberty and that was your adult name. But every year? I kind of like that except for the drag of having to change all your ID, and learning the new names of all your friends, family and co-workers. That would become a real drag.

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    1. But if it was something we always did, there'd be ways of adapting.

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  7. That could be confusing for agencies like the IRS, I would think.

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