||Re: Poll: Civil Names and Personal Names
||Daividh (guest, 126.96.36.199)
||December 5, 2001 at 8:45:05 PM
||Poll: Civil Names and Personal Names by Nanaea
In a way we already have "civil" names, in the digital form of a Social Security number. Like it or not, it's the way virtually all government entities document us. In this regard, I doubt whether the government gives a dayum whether we have a "name" or not.
It's repressive and intrusive for the government or anyone else to dictate what names or spellings should be used for babies, altho one could reasonably argue that some parents merit sterilization (spontaneously conducted by a community posse)for the abuse of this naming privilege.
Many cultures have had a "coming of age" name change, and perhaps we should provide for youths at 12-13 and later as young adults at 19-21 to get a freebie name change if they so desire. (Few 22 year olds would want to live with a name they thought desirable at age 12, but the option for a junior high name change would spare them some adolescent cruelty.)
I guess what really surprises me is how many people have really shitty names, think so themselves, and STILL persist in suffering and using them their whole lives.
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