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Re: Should I change my name?

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Re: Should I change my name?

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Re: Should I change my name?

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Re: Should I change my name?

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Re: Should I change my name?

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:38 pm

Austin Price Carter = offer in the South (arrange them how you like)

You could also throw in a Peyton (Payton Manning is a good quarterback, a good leader, tall, and even funny - appeared on SNL)

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Re: Should I change my name?

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Re: Should I change my name?

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby cinephile » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:44 pm

I would call myself Slate if I were a man. Alternatively, use a last name that sounds like a first name. Like Harrison Smith, or something like that.

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:49 pm

I'm thinking about changing my name, too, and going with two first names (three is a bit much). I think the first name should be bland, but the second should smack of old money - Winterbourne, Hawthorne, etc

Somebody you can trust your important legal matter with. Would you hand over your shit to Rico Smalley or Brigitte Scanlan, fuck no.

My surname is english, I'll probably tack the 'e' back on to the end of it

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby Cobretti » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:54 pm

Three names is good, but statistically I think about 60% of people that go by 3 names have gone on to assassinate someone. Just something to keep in mind.

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:59 pm

What about two initials, and then a hyphenated surname?

V. S. Jackson-Brothewaite, VIII

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby Cobretti » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:08 pm

justonemoregame wrote:What about two initials, and then a hyphenated surname?

V. S. Jackson-Brothewaite, VIII

I support this. But can we make them ridiculous innitials, like Q. X. Jackson-Brothewaite?

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby cinephile » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:10 pm

Cobretti wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:What about two initials, and then a hyphenated surname?

V. S. Jackson-Brothewaite, VIII

I support this. But can we make them ridiculous innitials, like Q. X. Jackson-Brothewaite?


Quentin Xavier.

I think I'm actually going to name my potential future son that name. Or maybe a cat.

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby Teflon_Don » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:23 pm

Rothstein.

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:02 pm

Cobretti wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:What about two initials, and then a hyphenated surname?

V. S. Jackson-Brothewaite, VIII

I support this. But can we make them ridiculous innitials, like Q. X. Jackson-Brothewaite?


yeah I was going for something semi-recognizable - V.S. Naipaul - to lend some craftiness-by-association. I think if your name captures intelligence, business acumen, and tradition all in one, you could probably add 6-8% on your biglaw chances.

What do you bros think about Rockefeller I. M. Ridley?

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Re: Should I change my name?

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Re: Should I change my name?

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:46 am

Thanks for all the replies everyone. Although I've largely reached the same conclusions as those mentioned, it is very reassuring to know that my intuitions match the perspectives of some people on TLS. For now, I'm just going to stick it out and reevaluate my options in the future. I really appreciate all the input, thanks again.

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Re: Should I change my name?

Postby Bronte » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:29 pm

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Re: Should I change my name?

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