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It’s ‘National Name Yourself Day’ – Would You Change Yours? [POLL/VIDEO]

George attempts to change his name to 'T-Bone' in Seinfeld

April 9th is ‘National Name Yourself Day’ which is an opportunity to change your name to something you like better, albeit for only 24 hours.

Are you happy with your name? Take the jump to take our poll.

I was stuck with the name ‘George’ because it’s my father’s name. According to my mom, no other boy names were even considered. My dad would hear nothing of it. No discussion. End of story.

I HATED IT! From a kid’s perspective, ‘George’ was the dorkiest name possible. It was a sinking ship in a sea of names like Randy, Kevin, Tim, Scott, and Mike. I would have given anything to change it.

Somewhere along the way my perspective changed, and I became a boring adult. Somehow, as I acquired additional handles such as ‘Dad’ and ‘husband’, ‘George’ became unique. It’s a name I’ve grown into, and actually like today. In my entire adult life, I’ve never worked with another ‘George’.

What does your name mean? I was shocked at the accuracy of this random website which claims free name analysis. Apparently the name ‘George’ has dual influences:

At times you can be extremely happy, expressive, full of fun, and good-natured; yet at other times you find congenial association impossible, being controlled by self-pity, moods, and depression.

It’s frightening how accurate that is! How does your name reflect your personality? Find out here, and let us know in the comments section below.

So would you permanently change your name if you had the opportunity? Take our poll:

Another ‘George’ grew tired of his name, and tried to change it. Remember this Seinfeld episode in which George wanted to be known as ‘T-Bone’?

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