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18 May 2002 @ 03:03 am
This is what my name means  
In the second semester of my junior year of highschool, I went by "Adam" in my english class. Adam is my middel name. my "whole" name is Christopher Adam Webster. I like to think of myself as Chris.
Acording to my parents, I was named Christopher, becaseu they didn't know anyone who was named chris. Later they found out that Christopher was one of the most popular names for kids born in my year. As a result, I've met alot of kids who have the same name as I do. However, I wouldnt say I "share" my name. To me, Chris is me, and me only. Anyone else is an abstraction.
Historically, Christopher means "christ child" or something like that. I dont think that has any sigfnificance to me. Chris mean power and knowledge and skill and tenacity. But not any Chris, Only the Chris that I bestow on a letter or a work of art, or a file on my computer. Actaully when I think of it, I'm somewhat ashamed of seeing my name in my handwritting on an assignment or something, because it is so commonly associated with the low grade written far too close to it. I really hated that.
What does my name mean? My name means me. That's not a good answer. I like the shape of teh C, and I like the I and the s. Ireally dont like t, and I'm suprised when I remember I have one in my name. in fact, I'm so used to Cutting it i half, that I forget that Chris is only half of my name. And what ahoit the other parts of my name? my middle name, and my family name?
I don't really care for my family name too much. It dosent feel like me the way my given name does. When i think of my family name, I get a feeling of subtltly and power and respect. It's a W, so it's exotic, and I dont have to worry much about figuring out where to go in an alphabetically segragated situation. The W suits me because it is exotic, but not freakishly so like a Z or an X. Webster... Like the Dictonary? yeah. Are you related? it's possible. I dont actaully know much about my dad's side of the family, other than it dosen't really exist anymore. in fact, other than when I am directly in contact with him, I know almost nothing about his going ons. Webster, It means "worker" or something like that. I would call myself that, although I'm sure neither my mom or any of my teachers would call me that.
Middle name. it means "the adam that's in the bible. yeah, the naked one that screwed up and got kicked out of paradice." hopefully that dosent apply to me, although much like the daily horroscope, I can certainly find application for it. Especially the "screwed up" part. i think the only relation with the biblical guy that I would choose to associate myself with would be that origial Adam was a hot, sexy, muscley guy as befitting a denizen of heven.
That's probably Why I am Chris and no one else is, because there was no Chris before me. i dont have anyone else's vissage or personality to live up to, no movie star, or ex girlfriend, or crazy uncle to compare myself with. My parents really had something when then named me, becasue they gave me the chance to be uniquely me. I think I'm going to have to rethink my idea of aming my kids after video game characters, because I dont want to deprive them of this oppurtunity.
I plan to have children. Enevitably Thoes children will need names. I've always liked naming things. I named my pet fish, and my pet cat, and my pet guinnie pigs. I also name all my video game characters when ever the game lets me. I like to give names that resonate with power and originality. But I have trouble making up new names. My cats are all named after TV characters, my guinnie pigs are named after other people's pets, my fish are named after Video game characters and my video game characters are named after other video game characters. When I have children I'm going to name them after Robots. I think Zero is a good name. well, actaully, I dont think it's a good name. It's a name that's brimming with potential ridicule. That is why I will give Zero the middle name Adam. So little Zero can choose to call himself Adam and escape the veonom of his peeers. Maybe then I will meet Adam Robot. That would be Crazy!

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Ravi Kanodialine88 on June 6th, 2002 03:09 am (UTC)
You used to be called Nester also. When Chris Williams was my brother's friend. Woo!
MegaManmegaman on June 6th, 2002 07:43 am (UTC)
yes, that was awesome. We both had the same initials. Chris Williams was fun to hang out with, and probably a good influence, although I think in hindsight there might have been too much weird homoerotic tension coming from him.
...yeah, good thing I was just in 3rd grade then, and didn't have to think about that stufff.
Ravi Kanodialine88 on June 6th, 2002 04:16 pm (UTC)
Homoerotic tension in 3rd grade? I don't want to know.
Jesus Northbahia on June 6th, 2002 09:35 am (UTC)
i think you are chris. or at least a Chris Robot. but you are definately not a christopher. my parents did the same thing with my name. they didn't think lauren was commen and then lots of other people named their kids lauren. i really want to go by Bahia. i like it better. i wish i'd been given that option when i was younger. maybe i was and i didn't take it. i odn't know.

i want to give my kids unique names because i really hate having a common name..

crapx0r i have work very soon.
Its all for the bestimagineirene on June 6th, 2002 09:48 am (UTC)
same here... i kinda am not happy with my parents giving me just a poop plain every damn blond has this name name. my grandma wanted to name me Raven cause I had the blackest hair. and i think that i could have lived with that. or something.

ya i want my childrens' names to mean something to really stand out and to really make them feel good about themselves. of course no one likes their name at some point but i think that later on in life they will apprecaite it
Ravi Kanodialine88 on June 6th, 2002 04:20 pm (UTC)
The problem with giving names of significance
is that it presupposes you know something about how your children will be later on. Personally I think it would be just dandy for it to be a societal thing for everyone to pick their own name around their 18th birthday or so. I don't really like my name because it was given to me by someone else, and before they knew anything about me; how can such a label hold any meaning?
Siner Dsirnerd on June 6th, 2002 09:50 am (UTC)

there's a bahia suite in the Masterpiece Inn in Morro Bay. I think it's french too. yeah, my name used to be Donghyun yun. but everyone would call me Honey, and i thought that was a girly name to be called the rest of my life. so i made my parents change my name. I wanted to be David like my brother but they wouldn't let me. Then i wanted to be Mitch because Mitch Richmond was my favorite basketball player. Or Mark cause i liked Mark McGuire. Bleh, i was a jock when i was a kid. but i decided on Kevin for some weird reason. my mom liked it cause she liked Kevin Costner.
Jack Shadows: Eviljiffyclub on June 6th, 2002 08:54 pm (UTC)
My name is really common. There must be a million Matt Davis's running around so sometimes I'm Jack, which ironically isn't as common and I like it because it refers to characters from books I like. Like Roger Zelazny's Jack of Shadows. But when I'm Matt Davis I'm not just Matt Davis, when I tell people my whole name they are impressed or something, they like it. Especially girls. I dunno how that works but it's true. Like Christopher Adam Webster is pretty cool sounding when you put it all together. There are English lords with names like that. My whole name is Matthew Roderick Davis.