I'm missing the Good Old Days when no one had a last name and maybe you didn't even know their real name. As pretentious as it was in some ways, I loved when people chose a name that said "this is what I stand for". I miss the color. I miss the Dumpster Daves, the Buddha Johns, the Trees, and the Oceans.
I almost had a hippie name once--never had one even when I was one. Sigh, So boring. For a joke at a regional Rainbow Gathering back in 1993, I took the name Galaxy but chickened out when people actually started calling me that. I thought is was a lovely and ironic name, perfect for a dippy hippie girl like me. But I couldn't do it. I couldn't be anyone except plain old me. Even then, no one knew my last name.
I moved to a different crowd once I started dating my eventual-husband. Every one had last names and was freshly showered. I felt weird and all... I don't know... grown up just like my parents. Ugh.
Did you have a hippie name? Or a punk rocker name? Or just some crazy nickname that you took or were given? Were you a teenybopper in the eighties who changed her name to Siobhan or Siouxsie?
Not to worry if you missed out on the fun, like I kinda did. Feel free to christen yourself Star or Lake tonight and groove on the free flowing vibes that emanate from that singular thought.
Give me a few minutes while I caffeinate.
DD1, has given me the name "Cloud" to be used in all games requiring an alternate identity. Does that count?
Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012
Yes, I am a has-been hippie. My "hippie-name" became so much a part of me that I legally changed to that. But many years later, I needed to change my name again (major domestic violence issue), and take a whole new identity. Now I only have about 3 friends left who call me by the hippie name; my family ****l calls me by the first (birth) name. So I am in a perpetual identity crisis, and have to consciously think how to answer when someone asks my name. I have been my present name for 15 years, but it ****l doesn't come naturally off my tongue. I really treasure those last few, oldest, dearest friends who call me R_____ - I think that is really my name, even if I can't type it online for security reasons.
Rhu - mother,grandmother,daughter,sister,friend-foster,adoptive,and biological;not necessarily in that order. Some of it's magic, some of it's tragic, but I had a good life all the way (Jimmy Buffet)
I don't know if this counts but I changed my first hame (which was ironically a hippy-type 70's name) to a Hindu name when I married into that culture. But no one can say it so only the close friends call me that name and the rest use a nickname. As do my co-workers and patients at work.
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Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (14) Seth (7) Pandora Moonlilly (2) and Nevermore Stargazer (11/2012) Married to awesome SAH DH.