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41,155.  It is a crap shoot when it comes to names.  ibid.

 

 

41,163.  What is going to be their name?  These days there’s an entire industry devoted to naming your baby.  And business is booming.  Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner, Freakonomics, Sky Atlantic, caption; viz book

 

41,164.  The culture we come from influences the names we choose.  ibid. 

 

 

96,825.  These days, Loser and Winner barely speak.  The father who named them is no longer alive.  Clearly he had the right idea – that naming is destiny – but he must have gotten the boys mixed up.  Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner, Freakonomics; viz documentary

 

96,826.  So does the name you give your child affect his life?  Or is it your life reflected in his name?  In either case, what kind of signal does a child’s name send to the world – and most important, does it really matter?  (Name & Child & Parent)  ibid. 

 

96,829.  So how does it matter if you have a very white name or a very black name?  (Black Culture & Name)  ibid.

 

96,834.  A person with a distinctly black name … does have a worse life outcome.  (Black Culture & Name)  ibid.

 

96,835.  How does a name migrate through the population, and why?  ibid.

 

96,836.  Once a name catches on among high-income, highly educated parents, it starts working its way down the socioeconomic ladder.  ibid.

 

96,837.  Celebrities actually have a weak effect on baby names.  (Name & Celebrity)  ibid.

 

96,838.  But as a high-end name is adopted en masse, high-end parents begin to abandon it.  ibid.

 

 

41,156.  I’m Bart Simpson: who the hell are you?  The Simpsons

 

 

41,157.  I chose the name Poly Styrene because it is a lightweight disposable product.  (Name & Punk)  Arena: Who is Poly Styrene?  BBC 2012

 

 

20,280.  You know my name.  You people gave me a fucking number.  (GBH Films & Name & Prison)  McVicar 1980 starring Roger Daltrey & Adam Faith & Cheryl Campbell & Georgina Hale & Steven Berkoff & Brian Hall & Peter Jonfield et al, director Tom Clegg, McVicar

 

 

41,158.  A name made great is a name destroyed.  Hillel the Elder

 

 

41,159.  Out of his surname they have coined an epithet for a knave, and out of his Christian name a synonym for the Devil. Thomas Babington Macaulay, Edinburgh Review essay 1843, of Machiavelli

 

 

41,160.  They call me Mr Tibbs.  In the Heat of the Night 1967 starring Sidney Poitier & Rod Steiger & Warren Oates & Lee Greant & Larry Gates & James Patterson & William Schallert & Beah Richards & Peter Whitney & Larry D Mann et al, director Norman Jewison

 

 

41,161.  I’m very good at integral and differential calculus,

I know the scientific names of beings animalculous;

In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,

I am the very model of a modern Major-General.  W S Gilbert, The Pirates of Penzance

 

 

41,165.  Champagne Charlie is my name.  George Leybourne, popular Victorian song

 

 

41,166.  I’m going to tell all these people my name’s Rico, OK?  Midnight Cowboy 1969 starring John Voight & Dustin Hoffman & Sylvia Miles & John McGiver & Brenda Vaccaro & Barnard Hughes & Ruth White & Jennifer Salt et al, director John Schlesinger

 

 

41,167.  My name is Roger the Shrubber.  Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1974 starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese & Eric Idle & Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones & Michael Palin & Neil Innes & Connie Booth & Carol Cleveland et al, director Gilliam & Jones

 

41,168.  Stop!  What is your name?  What is your quest? ... ibid.  keeper of bridge of death

 

 

103,526.   This is Bruce … This is Bruce … This is Bruce … Monty Python s2e9, How to Recognise Different Parts of the Body, BBC 1970  

 

 

41,169.  I am not Mahomet.

- Far from it.

That is the mistake

All of you seem to make.  (Name & Epigram)  Edmund Clerihew Bentley 1875-1956

 

 

41,170.  If you should have a boy do not christen him John … ’Tis a bad name and goes against a man.  If my name had been Edmund I should have been more fortunate.  John Keats

 

 

41,171.  We’ve both worked on the impact of names ... The people who end up with very back names are treated very differently.  Professor Sendhil Mullainathan

 

 

41,172.  The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.  Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media 1964

 

 

41,173.  We’re going to change your name, Gerry.  It’s the name that’s the problem.  And it’s a name change from Gerry Dorsey to Englebert Humperdinck.  I mean, I wanted to be in the room when they were working that one through.  Eddie Izzard

 

 

41,177.  Look in my face; my name is Might-have-been;

I am also called No-more, Too-late, Farewell.  Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The House of Life

 

 

41,178.  I want a name that captures the real me ... Steve Interesting Davis.  Spitting Image s2e4

 

 

41,182.  I don’t care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.  George M Cohan 1878-1942

 

 

41,183.  It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.  W C Fields

 

 

41,184.  There are women named Faith, Hope, Joy, and Prudence.  Why not Despair, Guilt, Rage, and Grief?  It seems only right.  ‘Tom, I’d like you to meet the girl of my dreams, Tragedy.’  These days, Trajedi.  George Carlin, Brain Droppings

 

41,185.  Do you know why hurricanes have names instead of numbers?  To keep the killing personal.  No one cares about a bunch of people killed by a number.  ‘200 Dead as Number Three Slams Ashore' is not nearly as interesting a headline as 'Charlie kills 200’.  Death is much more satisfying and entertaining if you personalize it.

 

Me, I'm still waitin’ for Hurricane Ed.  Old Ed wouldn't hurt ya, would he?  Sounds kinda friendly.  ‘Hell no, we ain’t evacuatin’ – Ed’s comin’!’  ibid.

 

 

41,186.  Lolita is famous, not I.  I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.  Vladimir Nabokov

 

 

41,187.  Names are not always what they seem.  Mark Twain

 

 

41,188.  Indeed, there’s a woundy luck in names.  Ben Jonson 

 

 

41,189.  The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,

It isn't just one of your holiday games;

You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter

When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.  (Names & Cat)  T S Eliot, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

 

 

41,190.  ‘Must a name mean something?’ Alice asked doubtfully.

 

‘Of course it must,’ Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh; ‘my name means the shape I am – and a good handsome shape it is, too.  With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost.’  Lewis Carroll

 

 

41,191.  There was my name up in lights.  I said, ‘God, somebody’s made a mistake.’  But there it was, in lights.  And I sat there and said, ‘Remember, you’re not a star.’  Yet there it was up in lights.  Marilyn Monroe

 

 

41,192.  For me, my ‘X’ replaced the white slave master name of ‘Little’ which some blue-eyed devil named Little had imposed on my parental forebears.  Malcolm X

 

 

41,193.  The real names of our people were destroyed during slavery.  The last name of my forefathers was taken from them when they were brought to America and made slaves, and then the name of the slave master was given, which we refuse, we reject that name today and refuse it.  I never acknowledge it whatsoever.  Malcolm X

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