This is just a light-hearted
entry so don't take it too seriously, but it's
something that I discovered recently when
thinking about pseudonyms for writers. I'll
be honest and admit I have used a fake name
before on one of my books, and a couple of
times for online stories, but for the most
part I always use my real name. Raymond
Johnson isn't a particularly fancy name
however, not very memorable. A name like J.R.R.
Tolkien is a good name for an author, or J.K.
Rowling, but Raymond Johnson is fairly boring.
It then occurred to
me that successful people throughout history
all had amazing names. Here's a few examples:
Brunel was a famous engineer creating vast
bridges and steamships.
Charles Babbage invented a mechanical
Ada Lovelace was a mathematician who created
software for Charles Babbage's machine.
Issac Newton was a famous scientist who
pretty much invented physics.
Albert Einstein was a famous scientist.
Alan Turing invented the first electronic
computer using old telephone equipment.
Vincent Cerf invented email.
Amelia Earhart a famous pilot with the
perfect name for her career.
Florence Nightingale was famous nurse who was
also a mathematician.
Stephen Hawking a famous disabled scientist.
If you want your
children to be successful when they grow up,
just give them a fancy name.
Happy and successful.