Saturday, November 08, 2014

What's in a name?

What is in a name? asked the Bard centuries ago.
Today…. plenty.
Apart from the numerological implications of a name, surname and nickname…. 

Look at it this way:

The name plate is a signature of Male Ego.  
His name is there is bold letters.  May be his father’s too, or sometimes his mother’s.
If the wife’s is there, it becomes a big issue. That is even in times when men are often forced to buys homes in their wives’ names to escape a chunk of tax.

Then there are the emergent double barreled names:   wife and husband, both names.   Otherwise the wife with double surname, her maiden one and her marital one.  
In the case of Muslim ones, the names of her father and her maiden surname.  Where’s the room for one more?

Guess where all these thoughts come from?

LOL ….. lounging in the tender sun and just looking around.  
The name plates were a reminder of neighbors.  
Otherwise the sights were pretty, flowering trees and shrubs ringing in the change of season. 

The wintry sun warming the cockles of one grey haired lady and any number of maids wandering in and out of a housing complex; they enjoy more of the scene than most residents too caught in life to have time to enjoy  their comfort zone.


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