Thursday, February 14, 2008

Middle name madness!

It’s well documented that I don’t have much truck with me-me’s. But when I was tagged by Bella Mocha with the Second Name Game I just had to have a go.

Seems that you have to take the letters of your second name and use each one as the first letter of a word that describes you. Did you get that? Let me give you some examples.

I have an acquaintance with the second name Hugh. He’d like us to think he’s Heroic, Upstanding, God’s gift to women and exceedingly Handsome!

Another has the second name Barry who would describe himself as A Beautiful person, Articulate, Reliable, Responsible and Young at heart.

As for Bob, he's Bigoted, Overbearing and Belligerant !

Then there’s my friend Rosey. Her second name is Anne. I would best describe her as Alluring, Nervous, Naive and Enigmatic.

I was given the second name – wait for it – Denis. Not the usual Dennis – I wasn’t even afforded the luxury of 2 N’s!

I don’t like rules. I ‘m not good at being told what to do, but I have agreed to post the regulations before I get going. I will do so taking up as little space as possible!

1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name).3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name.

So this is what I’ve come up with!

I’m determined! Determined to succeed at everything I do, even though my determination doesn’t always pay off. Determination is also another word for stubborn. You need one to be the other! I was going to use stubborn as one of my other facts, but I guess I’ll have to think of another one now!

I’m a bit easy going. I’ve had several businesses and employed hundreds of people over the years. I always found that the easy going approach gets results. But anyone who tried to take advantage of my easy goingness (easy goingness? I don’t think that’s a word but hey-ho!) was soon shown the door. Having respect for your workers earns respect back and that has a positive effect on every aspect of business.

I think I’m quite nice! That little word is frowned upon by serious scribes, but I think it’s under rated! It steers a mid course between being sickly sweet, and gushing! Being nice encourages people to like you, smile at you, and look forward to seeing you again. Yes. Nice!

I’m independent. Fiercely independent in fact. That’s why I’ve never been successful in long term relationships. That’s why I love to holiday alone, go out alone and live alone. I can do what I want when I want with whom I want. And if I don’t want to I don’t have to. So there!

What about S? Supercalagragalisticexpealigosious? No good – can’t spell it. Sensitive? Sometimes but not always. I considered smooth, stupid, spiky, soulful, superior, sexy and saucy but none of them fitted. I like the sound of sanguine, but I’m not sure what it means.

So I’ll settle for solid. A solid individual. I try to do my thing for my community, for my friends and for those I come into contact with. I pay my taxes, recycle my wine bottles and obey the law. Solid. I like that.

So there you have it! I'm now supposed to tag 5 others - one for each letter of my name - but as I said, I don't like rules so instead I’m going to ask for 5 volunteers. Form an orderly queue here please!




  1. I volunteer, Keith! (One volunteer is worth ten pressed men!)
    a Jolly character.
    Olways laughin'.
    Happiness personified.
    never Norty!

  2. An independent nice and easy-going bloke that you are, Keith, it's a shame that you are determined to remain single and solid :) I would volunteer if my name wasnt so mixed up....I have a tough time figuring out which is which. Let me try and come up with promises:)

  3. that was a nice read!!!! single and solid eh??!! haha!! I definitely will not volunteer... I don't have a middle name.. and my last name is never ending!! :P I can't imagine doing this exercise!!

  4. You can add Alice as one of your five volunteers - she doesn't have a middle name!


  5. Right Tim and Preethi. You didn't read the small print!You can use your Mothers Maiden name instead! But I suppose Preethi you are going to tell me that being Indian your Mothers name is as long as a bus too!

    So Alice, consider yourself well and truly volunteered!

  6. Okay go to my blog it will be up I volunteer. I think I am just a glutton for punishement lol. Nice entry though.

  7. this was quite interesting!!! Solid is quite nice...covers everything...:D

    i wouldn't volunteer...i just stick to my name and my last name...i don't have a middle name :)

  8. That was an interesting read. Might do this one as well but I have a lot in common with you. Don't know if I can come up with something original.

  9. Keith, just did this, please follow my name as it's in a different spot than was fun. Thanks

  10. And Keith, I had forgotten to mention you as the bearer of the meme when I first posted, so I just added your name on...thanks for your comment btw :)



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