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Get a Different Name Day

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Get a Different Name Day

When : Always February 13th

Get a Different Name Day is is for those who are not fond of the name given to them. At birth, we are given a first name, a middle name and a last name. It wasn't our choosing. Rather, our parents bestowed it upon us. If you like your name, good for you.

If not, then today is for you. Take advantage of today to change your name.

.Ps If you change your name, don't forget to update your stationary. And, you will need to notify family and friends about your new name.

Did you know? Get a Different Name Day is a copyrighted holiday. It was created and is provided, courtesy of the great folks at aka

This Day in History February 13
Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery. (1542)
Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation. (1668)
William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England. (1689)
Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect. (1880)
The Negro National League is formed. (1920)
Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game. (1954)
Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls. (1955)
Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee. (1960)
A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug. (1961)
Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos. (1971)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARTYLYNN1 2/13/2013 12:40PM

    I have never cared for my name but I am kind of used to it after all these years.

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HANSBRINK 2/13/2013 11:32AM

  Today reminded me of a beer commercial from the 70's, Bush Natural Lite.

Raymond J. Johnson Jr.

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PMAY0313 2/13/2013 7:56AM


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BRENDA_G50 2/13/2013 2:08AM

    I got my name (first & middle) when my mother heard another mother yelling at her daughter to come inside from playing. I actually got to meet my namesake through a mutual friend (her brother).

Besides that, I'm at the age that if I changed my name I'd probably forget what I changed it to. emoticon

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LILYBELLE12 2/13/2013 1:39AM

    It is pretty bad when I suddenly realized the last 5 history events have occurred in my lifetime!!!!! Maybe I am just feeling "old" today.

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PATRICIAAK 2/13/2013 1:32AM

    many women change their last name with marriage
As I married a Pat, I went to using Patricia so as to avoid confusion

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