I see your plan!
Of course you now have a database with the answers to one of the traditional security questions. Next you'll be asking us our mother's maiden names...
Our recent piece on the shocking case of former porn actress Laura Madden, who stole a former classmate's name to appear in grumble flick classics such as Irresistibly Delicious and Dominance, provoked a few reader comments about how to select the ultimate "nom de sex". Here's a traditional method, as detailed by Rick: I was …
I'm not sure that ANY of our attempts are going to beat the one from the Doritos (I think) advert a few year's ago. Scenario was a few friends sharing the cardboard "snacks", thinking up film star names, based on the same premise (pet name/street name).
Punchline was one of the girls coming up with "Ginger Hollybush"....
I could have also used Perky, as a pair of birds (budgerigars) were my first cherished companions. However, my mother entertained the idea that living in their cage was crule and they would be happier outside. The local starlings took great pleasure in their new found neighbours and proceeded to peck them to death.
Porn movies have never been the same for me since.
As a child, I lived on a street called "Bondager". Obviously not in any English-speaking country, but in Denmark. The name is derived from "bonde" = "farmer" and "ager" = "field", as it was on former farmland. Luckily, my present address in on a street called "Egebæksvej", so there should be no room for misunderstanding that in English-speaking countries. I suspect most would not even be able to pronounce it. :-)
Something like your Star Wars name is made up of the first three letters of your mother's maiden name, then the first two letters of your forename, and then the first three letters of your town birth.
So... Joe Bloggs, whose mother's maiden name was Doe, Born in Northampton would be called Doe-Jo-Nor.
Let's see, to start with, I'm a guy.
When I was growing up in the 1960s, dad bought our first dog from a friend who was a dog breeder who lived across the country. The puppy was shipped to dad via air freight, and we picked him up at the local airport. Thus, it seemed only fitting to name him Jet.
Since dad did a lot of traveling in those times, I spent a lot of time with my grand parents, who lived on Fountain Avenue.
Thus, this would make my nom de s*x: Jet Fountain. :-)
Never lived on a street
so would just be doris,
however with my mums name i become doris burns
still nothing will beat my friends name......
floppsy wankard, possibly one of the greatest efforts of peer pressure ever to get him to join in that game, that session, all those years ago...
The first pet (whose name I remember) was a cat called Tarzan. And as I grew up on a farm, the first street I actually lived on (as opposed to university residence) was Cummer Ave in Toronto.... I leave the rest to you.
Apparently I had a previous cat that got run over - it was, afterall, a farm - called Lulu which works too...
slightly OT, there's / was a post on the BBC web site from one Norma Snockers... who wouldn't need to go down the pet/address route. (I alerted them, but they took no action.)
Our pet budgie was called beauty (my gran's legacy), & our street (german) is kittenberg Hmmmm. Is abbreviation/transposition allowed if so, it'd work out to Beauty Pussy Hill. Come to think of it that's more than a name - it's a complete screenplay.
I can't stop laughing. Fonda Cox?
I end up with the somewhat Euro "Sebastian Aurora". Hrmm...
The worst bit when talking real names, though, is that I found on a 'people search' site the addresses and phone numbers for at least two individuals in the United States unfortunately named "Dick Sucker".
My God, you could found an entire industry in the area of that map! Zoom out a level, and you'll find such potential surnames as 'Bedwell', 'Longwood', 'Woodcock',
and of course, 'Cucumber'. Supporting roles could go to 'Wildhill' and 'Hornbeam'.
Hopefully, the above-referenced 'Floppsy Wankard' didn't also grow up on Cucumber Road.
I'd always remembered hearing it as Madonna Louisa Maria Ciccone, but it's "Louise Veronica" according to Wikipedia.
So no, no one involved has just one name. She just marketed herself by only one name from the beginning, and became known that way. The others started their careers with their first and last names, then went down to one as they became more famous. A bit like John, Paul, George, and Ringo (or at least Ringo, since individually in other contexts the other names might be confused for someone ), Elvis, Richard "Cheech" Marin, Linus, or even Saddam.
They all have or had last names, but were recognizable by just one eventually. Indeed, there are more boys being named "Saddam" -- and even "Saddam Hussein" than ever these days, but when most people say "Saddam", you know which one they mean.
Obviously the rarer the name the more likely someone famous will be recognizable by just the one.
BTW, there's a Dr. Richard Shatz in my town. That's right, Doctor Dick Shatz (although I never hear anyone advertising his practice by that name). He's a cosmetic surgeon. Too bad he's not a gastroenterologist or a urologist -- or both.
Not sexually related, but I used to know a couple named Reel. Their poor, poor first son was named Rodney Nathaniel. I really do hope he takes up fishing.
I used to work at a Call centre for a very well known credit company. A large proportion of the staff were rendered speakless one day when one lady rang up. She had the surname "kisscock". This wasn't her maiden name which was when the silence and slack jawed-ness tended to hit people - imagine the wedding ceremony!
She must have really loved him.
I don't do to well on the names front: "Fluffy Longford"