September 12, 2003

It's Friday Five Time!

Another week, another Friday:

1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?

No. My birth certificate says first: Shelby middle: Lynn last: Rosiak. When I got married I added Rosiak as a second middle name and Hogan as my last name. My new legal name is first: Shelby middle: Lynn Rosiak last: Hogan.

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?

I would change my name to Bill Shovelshitski. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Sorry, old Polish joke there.

Seriously, I love my first name and find that it suits me well. Lynn is pretty innocuous but goes well with Shelby. I debated for a long time over whether to become a Hogan, but I finally decided Hoganism had 3 advantages: 1. Easier to pronounce and spell, 2. Moving up in the alphabet, and 3. I'll have the same last name as my future children.

Please don't ask when those children will appear. Later. When we're ready. Which would not be now.

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)

Supposedly I was named after an obscure singer named Shelby Flint. But I think my parents just liked the name. They also chose it because it couldn't be shortened to anything, which many of my friends completely undermine by calling me "Shelb."

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?

There are many names that I love--too many to list here. There are also many that I hate, mostly because of a bad experience with a person of that name. But I have to say, there are some names that should just be banned from all usage, and two of those are "Billie" and "Bobbie." Also, for some reason, the name "Naomi" really bugs me. I've never known a Naomi, but I think the name is just totally unattractive. I'm also not a big fan of "Britney" or however you want to spell it. See? You shouldn't have gotten me started.

5. Is the analysis of your name at accurate? How or how isn't it?

The Kabalarians look like some sort of weird religion/cult thing based on name analysis. Their explanations are rather long, so click the link below to find out about me (with comments).


The name of Shelby brings opportunities for success in business and financial accumulation yeah, until I got laid off. It fires you with ambition and promotional ideas, ideas that are original yes, progressive yes, and large-scale yes.This is all true, and part of what got me into trouble at a workplace that does not really want original, progressive, and large-scale ideas. With this name, success to you is a foregone conclusion I'm gonna be an author! Hooray!, for you cannot conceive any reason for not reaching all your goals, as you have self-sufficiency, supreme confidence, boundless energy, and enthusiasm Mostly true although I do suffer from the occasional self-confidence issue.. As long as you have a sense of freedom from monotony and drudgery, and can see progress being made, you feel buoyant and optimistic Yes! That is SO me!. However, obstacles and frustration can give rise to feelings of impatience, intolerance, and depression. Right again The ever-present desire to progress does not allow you proper relaxation or the proper expression of the softer feminine qualities of sympathy, encouragement, and affection. Hmmm, I don't think so. Others see you as rather shrewd and calculating. They do? Nobody's ever told me!

Also interesting, on Kabalarians they have a link for "Health Weaknesses." Mine are: Your intense, restless nature can bring on tension true which affects the solar plexus which is what? and digestion yes, or the female organs. Hey, what about affecting my HEART? Idiots.

Posted by Shelby at September 12, 2003 01:19 PM

Very interesting... here's what it said about me:

Your first name of Mary has made you a friendly, approachable, and generous person. Generally you are good-natured, though at times you can be blunt and sarcastic. As you are naturally talkative, you find it easy to meet and make friends with many people. This name inclines you to be sympathetic and generous to those in difficult or unfortunate circumstances. You can be firm, positive, and independent in your own ideas and in reaching your own decisions, yet when it comes to taking action or following things through to completion, you often need encouragement. You respond quickly to kind words or any appreciation shown you. There are artistic, creative abilities in this name that you could express through music or singing, or, in a practical way, through sewing or interior decorating. You enjoy freedom from monotony and are stimulated by unexpected opportunities for meeting people, entertaining, or pursuing activities of a carefree nature. In your work, you find it difficult to be neat and orderly [if you could only see my desk now! Its almost as bad as our dorm room was!!!]. You rarely plan things ahead of time, or follow a routine. Emotion and feeling, the desire to be carefree, friendly, and happy, are the driving forces in your being, rather than shrewdness, ambition, and material success.

Posted by: Mary at September 12, 2003 06:56 PM

Other names I get called (being a Shelby, myself):

Shelb (of course)

Posted by: Shelby at September 17, 2003 12:20 AM
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