What’s in a name?

First of all I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Mine was fantastic.  Spent the day at my Mom and Dad’s house surrounded by my family and my sister and her family.  It was a wonderful day and my Mom out did herself once again on that meal.  Thanks Mom.
During the course of the evening a question was brought up, If you could change your name to any name.. what would it be?
We kicked around some names, mostly joking, but then I started to think.. what would I change it to?
My name is who I am, I guess.  After all.. I’ve always been me and the me that came with the name.  But it is interesting about how and why we got our names.
There are family names, traditional names, names that sound unique, are spelled in a non traditional way.  And I suppose that at some point you just are who you are and the name, well, it is a part of that.
I don’t have an answer here or a piece of advice.  I’m just thinking out loud.
In the backpacking community, many hikers have trail names.  Those come from all sorts of ways.  A style the hiker has, a favorite piece of gear, a blunder that was made on the trail, or a certain personality trait.
What I did realize last night is that I have always just been called by my name, no nickname, no trail name.. just Jerry.
So if you could change your name or give yourself a trail name… What would it be?
Leave you comment here at the blog.
If you have one for me.. share it.. I’m curious.
Have a Great Scouting Day!


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