RE: Random Thought of the Day - Daily Contest #58 - Does a person’s name influence the person they become?

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I don't think it does if you don't care that much for your name. But I know people whose parents made some unfortunate name choices and they suffered from always having to explain their name or being bullied for it, I think then it can affect your life and influence who you become.

Example, I have a friend named Homer. He was born a year before the Simpsons came out, his parents had named his after the Greek philosopher (still a bit lame but ok). Then the Simpsons came out and he has to deal his whole life with Homer Simpson jokes: hey you want a donut? How do you like your work at the nuclear reactor etc. To the point where he is not so thrilled to meet new people because he knows what is coming
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That's actually quite sad.. can't he change his name to Homie? or something completely different? I'm not really in favor of name changes but in situations like the one you described.. I fully understand someone would..

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Hey, yeah he could but in the Netherlands that is quite a pricey thing to do, it would cost him several 1000s of euros to get it changed

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O joh dat wist ik niet eens! ;-) paar jaar HBD sparen dan maar..

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Haha misschien kan ik hem aanraden om hier te komen om daarvoor te sparen!

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