Whats in a name you ask---guess depends on each individuals experiences, education etc, etc.. Example, most everyone educated in the US of A until maybe 1960 ---pretty much knows the name and story of John Smith and Pochahantas----so hearing the name John Smith, they immediately flash on that story and associate the name with it----ditto many other names, Mickey Mouse for example (don't ya love the expression---"what the F*** is THIS MICKEY MOUSE CRAP"?
My older brother (actually my only sibling), was named Francis (he survived childhood, and everyone called him Frank---if when debating with him I called Him FRANCIS, I would end the debates on a ugly note, as he would realize I had lost the fun the fun of the argument)---When it came time for my entrance to the world, MOM, bless her heart, was enraptured with the movie Gone With The Wind (or GWTW As us film buffs refer to it), and was hot to name me Rhett, after Rhett Butler (played by Clark Gable, in the movie). My father immediately rejected that name ---knowing how cruel kids could be----Rhett would quickly morph into RETCH on the playground----(thank you father), but not to be denied, he did allow her to name me Gary---officially I was told much later --- in honor of Judge Albert Gary of Gary, Indiana fame. However kind of suspect, Mom denied the Clark Gable role, opted for the tall good looking Gary Cooper image----"yep"
Its amazing what names parents lay on their kids---and its also amazing how many kids rise above their names. I'm thinking names like Orville Reddenbacher or how about my blogging friend Scarlet Virago?? or Wayne John, like hello??---, with names like that----well ya just gotta be good right?. Did I mention my last name is Gilmore----Gary Gilmore???