Hi everybody, The votes are in and I have decided to change my name after all. The person who's opinion I wanted most (my fathers) was this... “If I were you, I wouldn't waste any time changing things (name, friends, environment, work, thoughts) to get my life back on track. Anything you can do to eliminate your problems and build walls to protect your good name, new or otherwise, and your future, should be done. Life is too short. Consider advise from the Book of Mormon Alma 13: 27 "And now, my brethren, I wish from the inner most part of my heart, yea, with great anxiety even unto pain, that ye would hearken unto my words, and cast off your sins, and not procrastinate the day of your repentance(name change)”
So with that being said, plus the FBI's fervent nagging (worse than my mother) I will change it. It's a really hard thing, think about it yourself for awhile... What would you choose if you had to change your name? Seems fun and easy until you take it seriously. It's tough. I appreciate the many suggestions, thank you. I have to respectfully decline many of them though. Especially the one's suggested by my roommates. I just don't think I could ask a girl to marry me and have my name be John Pornstar. Other bad suggestions include: John X, John Mountain Dew, John Rambo, and the ever popular John Jacob Jinglehimerschmidt. But there were many good suggestions as well. I have picked a few of my favorites let me know what you think... there is still a week or two before this actually happens legally. Some of the things I had to consider is how it sounds, if I could be famous with the name, how hard the new signature change is going to be, what my future children's name will look like on the back of their jersey... stuff like that. Here are the leading names I am considering:
JOHN PATRICK METROPOLIS (Johnny Metropolis is cool - not a comic character either, it's a John Henderson original)
JOHN PATRICK TOMMY (this is my girlfriends favorite)
JOHN PATRICK JOHNNY (good suggestion, signature would be cake)
JOHN PATRICK HARBOR (same initials)
JOHN PATRICK HONOR (another suggestion same initials)
JOHN PORTLAND PATRICK (Patrick as my last name is the number one suggestion)
JOHN PATRICK MAXIM (if your gonna pick your own name might as well be awesome)
JOHN JOHN PATRICK
JOHN PATRICK RADD(think of the jersey)
JOHN PATRICK RADSON (another simple signature, and cool jersey)
JOHN PATRICK SAINT JOHN
JOHN PATRICK OSBORNE
All of these are seriously being considered... let me know what you think. Vote, rate em' in order of your favorites, whatever... I'll talk to you soon. I am also going to be wearing each of these on a "Hello My Name Is:" name tag on my chest every day for the next couple weeks, just to get a taste for how they will feel.
Here's some photo's, hope you all had as fun a Halloween as I did.