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Old 07-23-2012, 09:29 AM   #61
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I don't understand the folks who use just an initial for their first name. J. Robert Smith. All I can think is that the parents gave that person a horrible first name.
I've often wondered the same thing. When I see someone with a name like C. Everett Coop, I wonder if maybe his real first name is "Chicken".
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:31 AM   #62
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I don't understand the folks who use just an initial for their first name. J. Robert Smith. All I can think is that the parents gave that person a horrible first name.
I always assumed it meant that they used their middle name, but not their first name. The same as writing your middle initial, if you use your first name.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #63
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Many times, the use of a first initial is because they are named after their father and go by their middle name. It saves from using Junior/Jr. at the end.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:07 AM   #65
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I've often wondered the same thing. When I see someone with a name like C. Everett Coop, I wonder if maybe his real first name is "Chicken".
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:19 AM   #67
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i work with a couple of people who use rhe first initial thing. it's exactly because they don't like their first name.

they don't have bad first names, like stanley, or stuart, or deborah. they just don't like them.

so of course, we make up a names to tease them for their first letter.

s. thomas becomes super tom.

s. harrison becomes stiff harry.

and d. anne becomes deadly anne.
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I've often wondered the same thing. When I see someone with a name like C. Everett Coop, I wonder if maybe his real first name is "Chicken".
As others have said, when somebody has a name beginning with an initial it's obvious that for whatever reason they prefer to be called by other than their first name. Koop's first name is Charles. Maybe he didn't like being called Chuck. Maybe he didn't like being called Charlie Koop. Maybe as a kid he was taunted with the moniker "Chicken" Koop and got to hate his first name. (His father's name was John so it wasn't a name confusion thing.)

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Maybe he just likes to be called Everett because it sounds more dignified than Chuck or Charlie. His dad's middle name was also Everett.
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As others have said, when somebody has a name beginning with an initial it's obvious that for whatever reason they prefer to be called by other than their first name. Koop's first name is Charles. Maybe he didn't like being called Chuck. Maybe he didn't like being called Charlie Koop. Maybe as a kid he was taunted with the moniker "Chicken" Koop and got to hate his first name. (His father's name was John so it wasn't a name confusion thing.)

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Maybe he just likes to be called Everett because it sounds more dignified than Chuck or Charlie. His dad's middle name was also Everett.
But I bet he has a Facebook account....
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