Quotes About Names
Names are central to our identities, perhaps shaping our destinies to some intangible extent. Some of us have nicknames, and some famous people (including Beyoncé, Cher, and Plato) are known by mononyms. Many of us just answer to whatever trendy, retro, or unique names our parents happened to choose back in the day.
Does your name reflect the real you? Ponder that while you read these quotes about names.
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.” —Proverbs: 22:1
“Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.” —Thomas C. Haliburton
“I married Miss Right. I just didn’t know her first name was Always.” —Red Skelton
“I would rather make my name than inherit it.” —William Makepeace Thackeray
“I don’t have a bank account, because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name.” —Paula Poundstone
“I don’t remember anybody’s name. How do you think the ‘dahling’ thing got started?” —Zsa Zsa Gabor
“The name we give to something shapes our attitude to it.” —Katherine Patterson
“A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one.” —Lord Jeffrey
“If you can’t answer a man’s arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.” —Elbert Green Hubbard
“The fact is that no matter what first names I might have given them, it is the last name that is going to get them in trouble.” —Frank Zappa
“A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man.” —William Hazlitt
“Why isn’t there a special name for the tops of your feet?” —Lily Tomlin
“One-way first-name calling always means inequality – witness servants, children, and dogs.” —Marjorie Karmel
“Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?” —Steven Wright
“Having a stage name is like having a Superman complex. I go into the telephone booth as Eric Bishop and come out as Jamie Foxx.” —Jamie Foxx
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