19th November '14 - The Secret Of Success.

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:

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a famous engineer creating vast bridges and steamships.
Charles Babbage invented a mechanical computer.
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.

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