What’s In a Name?

I was reading an article today about over-confident CEO’s and the man they were interviewing was named Bill Treasurer. Without much thought, I came to the conclusion that wasn’t his real name. Which made me start thinking how important is it to have a catchy name? Would this guy be the target of an article if his name was John Smith? Probably not.

In recent time, I became aware that Muhammad Ali is not a random Islam name. I knew that Muhammed was god’s messenger and most famous prophet of Islam, but I was not aware that Ali was his son in law and cousin of Muhammed, or also known as the second most prominent figure of Islam. So Cassius Clay, Muhammed Ali, just took the two most famous figures of Islam and joined them into one name. Amazingly he became one of the greatest boxers of all time and living up the standard of the name.

Another tidbit is that William Shakespeare’s wife was named Anne Hathaway. Would present day Anne Hathaway have made it if not for this coincidence?

Am I the only one who doesn’t trust people like this? You are immediately getting off on the wrong foot on the trust scale by creating your own user name. Let me bring us back to the good ol’ days of Chris Moneymaker the accountant who won the World Series of Poker back in 2003. Would you want your accountant named Moneymaker? Sounds great in theory but for someone to go above and beyond the normal means and change their name to an enticing means feels off.

Sure we have Homer Simpson and Max Power. The video game Max Payne. Usain Bolt is like a lightning bolt. Tiger Woods teeing off with woods (not to mention his first name is Eldrick).

These can’t be real.

By | 2017-03-08T09:43:24+00:00 March 8th, 2017|My Brain|3 Comments


  1. Bud March 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    The Turok one should’ve at least had the other names photoshopped so it was in alphabetical order.

  2. Tom Stortz March 8, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    You’d think that would be one of the #1 priorities when shopping that.

  3. Bill Treasurer March 31, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Intriguing post! I don’t trust people who change their name either. I love the band U2, but would rather see the lead singer own his name: Paul Hewson.

    My Treasurer descendants would want to earn your trust, and they’d want me to let you know that, indeed, the name is real. The first time we see the word “Treasurer” as a last name was in France (“Tresor”). The Treasurer’s, apparently, were French Huguenots who migrated to England. Some remained there, others were chased out due to their religious beliefs and headed to America. My great-grandfather came through Ellis Island and ended up in Mount Vernon, New York.

    To further earn your trust, I would like to give you A Leadership Kick in the Ass. Send me your mailing address and I’ll get a copy off to you! http://www.BillTreasurer.com

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