Thursday, May 15, 2008

I think I'm going to take a new identity

I don't really like the way Spanish speakers pronounce my name. Evan starts being "Aben" and me molesta un poquito.

So I tentatively decided to assume a new name here. My spanish teachers think this is hilarious and we spent a few minutes discussing this after class.

Adopting a new name may be more complicated than I thought. It's got to be something that sounds like it could've been my real name in the US, eg Antonio ain't gonna fly. It also has to be something that I can pronounce (my teachers love Rodrigo, but I don't think I can pull off the Rs effectively). My teachers think it has to be "fuerzo" and masculine, so they nixed Lionel. It's also got to be something that I like. Bonus points are given if it is the name of a soccer player, especially an Argentino.

I'd probably go with Eduardo, but the diminitive of that is "Edu" and I'm not so sure how I feel about that. Others on the current short list: Maxmilliano (Max) and Daniel.

On the other hand, I'm pretty partial to Evan. I just don't like the way my name is pronounced. I don't even recognize it.


Anonymous said...

at least eduardo is (one of) your name(s).

Evan said...

that's why it's at the top of of the list.

Jenn said...

I like Daniel.

Evan said...

I think I'm going to stay with awful Aben.

Apparently my parents didn't think about what my name would sound like in Spanish when they named me?

//kidding. They did well.