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11:06 pm: Friday five
1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?
Yes.

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?
I'm pretty much satisfied with what I have.

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
My mother was always determined that my first name should be Ian, for a reason which was never clear to me. My father was given the choice of middle name, but it didn't run smoothly. First choice was Sidney, which was apparently not acceptable because there was a mechanical clown at the fairground in New Brighton called "Sidney laughs". Next up was "Murdoch", which wasn't acceptable, because everyone would call me "Stinker" after the comedian who was apparently famous at the time, but who has not survived the test of time. Next up was "William"...great! Quit while we're ahead!

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
You can't do much to Ian. Don't even think of shortening it if ou want to be my friend. Otherwise names just remind me of the people they're attached to. Some names come and go. I prefer traditional names which will last, and don't like the idea of people in the same family having the same initials, because it will confuse everyone when mail arrives.

5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com accurate? How or how isn't it?
How can everyone called Ian be like me? This is ridiculous.
Your first name of Ian creates a serious, thoughtful nature, shrewd, efficient, and business-minded. You are one to make your own decisions, and not be influenced by others. You desire independence and freedom from the authority and interference of others. You are not overly ambitious, preferring instead just to seek stable, settled conditions which are adequate to meet your responsibilities. In your personal relations with others, you are inclined to be rather serious, and not to see the humour others see, or to respond spontaneously. Your positive manner and outlook can make others feel that you are imposing your will on them and even interfering in their affairs.

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