Uncle Bobby and the identity crisis
Uncle Bobby tried to change his name
This happened about twenty years ago.
I’m not certain what prompted the shift.
I’d like to say that it was the stuff of legends
But nobody really cared that much.
I believe that he wanted to be more sophisticated.
I believe he wanted a moniker that carried less youthful exuberance.
So Bobby tried changing his name to “R”.
He chose some weird symbol.
Far too complicated.
Bobby? He chose ‘R’ - It’s apparently a shortened version of ‘Robert’.
Some people even decided to call him “Rzee”
ahr zee for the phonetically inclined.
Which for me?
Sounds a bit too much like “Arse-y”
And, to the point, “R-zee”
That is somehow better than Bobby?
Besides, Bobby still calls me Jimmy.
So there’s that.
And Jim Dalling?
That’s my Dad’s name too.
That’s a whole other story for a whole other time and you’ll really want to share it with people who are named after the parent of their same gender. Gah! LET’S TALK!
But I digress…
Names are weird.
Do you have any weird name stories?
Send them too me.
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