What's in your name?greenspun.com : LUSENET : mildew : One Thread
Go here and read about your name. What's in your name? Do you agree with what was said?
And is this kind of thing amazing, or bullshit?
-- Emily (email@example.com), December 10, 2000
April-Dawn Although your name of April-Dawn gives you a good appreciation of material values, business ability, and skill in organizing and managing others, your success is restricted by a lack of self- confidence and initiative. This name brings out a practical, materialistic quality, with a strong desire for a good standard of living in an environment where you are in contact with refined, successful people. You try to further your interests through pursuing the association of people with influence. Being well-groomed and well- dressed at all times is important to you as you always strive to make a good impression on others. Your interests are more focused on your social life and convivial living, with any pressing or difficult issues being put off as long as possible. Any weakness in the health would affect the fluid functions, and you could suffer through kidney trouble or female problems.
Wow. Well, I wish it could have been a little more positive, but for the most part, it was right to some extent.
-- April Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 10, 2000.
My name is description is reall, really long. Here goes:
Your name of Josh creates a quick, clever mind capable of grasping and assimilating new ideas. You are rather studious, mentally challenging each new idea before accepting it. Because you learn so quickly you have little patience with those whose mental processes are somewhat slower, and you could become supercilious or somewhat "know it all" in your attitude. This characteristic could make you rather unpopular with your associates. Although you are very knowledgeable and intelligent, you often find spontaneous verbal expression difficult. You crave friendship, understanding, love, and affection but your reserved manner appears forbidding to others. You can give expression to your personal thoughts and feelings most fluently through the written word. You have a sensitive nature--sensitive to your environment and particularly sensitive to how your deeper and more serious interests are regarded by others. Your feelings are very easily hurt and to protect yourself you withdraw within the realms of your own private thoughts and shut out the rest of the world. Moods, which are your worst enemy, result. Your sensitivity and lack of verbal expression frustrate and limit the satisfaction in life to be gained from your responsible and capable nature. Health problems arise due to worry and a sensitivity in the respiratory area which could lead to problems with the heart, lungs, or bronchial organs.
As is probably the case with most people, some of this is very accurate, some is wildly inaccurate. How is it right? I express myself best through writing, I can be moody, I crave love (and all that stuff), and I would certainly like to *think* that I'm intelligent, heh.
However, I don't think people hate me cause I'm a know-it-all. Well, I do have a reputation for being an endless source of useless facts, but mainly it's something I joke around about rather than try to make other people look bad with. Also, I dunno about the bit about my feelings being easily hurt. Some people can hurt me, certainly, but most of the time I just laugh things off.
As per the larger question, I think these things can be interesting to look at, but generally I think they're bullshit. People aren't just their name - people are people, y'know? A person's identity can hardly be explained by their name or birthdate or whatever.
-- Josh Burnett (BurnJ451@newschoool.edu), December 11, 2000.
Hmmmm.....interesting...it was right to some extent and wrong on others but overall correct! Of course I'm at a disadvantage to begin with...sociaty freely uses the name 'John' for many things...the bathroom, as in, "I have to go to the...". A customer of a prostitute. Some dead guy they can't identify, "Mr Doe". Prophecy has it that when all the planets line up as well as all the "John's" line up, i.e. An unknown dead guy soliciting a prostitute in the bathroom, the end of the world will be here...so keep your eyes open!
-- John (email@example.com), December 11, 2000.
Hmmm... I did a double look-up because my first name is James, but since junior high school I have used Jim (not only is that the name used in my webpage name, it's the way I have my name on my business cards)... Anyway, I find there is a lot to agree with in both descriptions, although both seem to wander off base in the last couple of sentences.
Your name of Jim has many sterling qualities but does not give you an overall stability. You do everything with an intensity to the point of fervour, and either you feel tremendous elation or you are in the depths of despair. People often disappoint you because you are idealistic and are apt to place those whom you admire on a pedestal. Then you become disillusioned when they fall short of your expectations. You are quick mentally and like to see things moving at an accelerated pace. Patience is not one of your virtues; you want to move when the impulse strikes you. While such spontaneity is fine at times, you must take account of conditions and employ careful analysis so as to avoid disastrous results such as accidents due to hasty actions. Most things you do, you do well, but as soon as the task, hobby, or job becomes familiar or routine, you are bored and crave a change. Travel and new horizons ever intrigue you, but your hunger for greener fields is insatiable, and so you do not experience contentment and peace of mind. There is such a driving power within you that, you cannot find an outlet or if your actions are thwarted in some way, you feel the reaction through extreme tension in the region of your solar plexus. The intensity and consequent outbursts leave hurt feelings in their wake, usually involving those closest to you. Any weakness in your health would result from your sensitive and high-strung nature in stomach disorders such as nervous indigestion or ulcers.
As James, you have a natural interest in the welfare of your fellow man, and a desire to help and serve others in a humanitarian way. You are responsible and generous, although somewhat scattering and disorganized at times. Any jobs requiring systematic and conscientious effort, or involving any form of drudgery, dismay you. In your work, you would seek a position offering self-expression through contact with people, such as sales or teaching, or a position giving scope to your creative, artistic talents. You are good-natured and likeable, and people tend to confide in you and seek your advice in personal problems. Others sense your sincere interest and desire to help, and you can always be counted on to see the bright side of any problem. You enjoy making others happy and you never let your own problems "get you down" for any length of time, even though you do tend to worry too much at times. Your optimism can be a source of inspiration to others as well as yourself. In close personal relationships you are usually thoughtful and considerate. However, your natural interest in others, coupled with your sympathetic reaction to problems, could draw you into emotional situations which may be difficult to get out of. Health weakness would appear as skin conditions or ailments relative to the liver. A tendency to overeat quick-energy foods aggravates any health problems.
-- Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 2000.
Uh... but what I meant to go on to say was that the combination of the two descriptions was really apt... for example, "Travel and new horizons ever intrigue you"... well, I'm writing this from my room the Marriott hotel next to Eaton Place in Toronto and in the morning I'll be catching a flight to Minnesota before returning home on Friday... and those who read my journal from time to time know that my job does sometimes take me to Europe, etc.... and "In your work, you would seek a position offering self-expression through contact with people, such as sales or teaching, or a position giving scope to your creative, artistic talents."...well, my job involves teaching and designing courses and writing, etc...
However "your hunger for greener fields is insatiable, and so you do not experience contentment and peace of mind" is flat out wrong; I am a fairly conservative family person who likes to have roots and stability.
-- Jim (email@example.com), December 12, 2000.