Thank you for Name and Number Value in Society

When it comes down to it, all you have is your name and title.

It’s all in how you change it.

If one puts an initial at the beginning of the name and a number at the end of the name, does it affect one’s place in society?

A guy legally changes his name from Joe Middlemen to J. Edward Lawton III (the third—even though his father’s name was Joey Jr. and his grandfather went by Joe Bob and he never met anyone with the last name Lawton, not even the milk man.

Well, Joe Bob’s grandson did a lot better than he would have if he went around putting Joe Bob on his resumes.

Grandpa, Joe Bob worked in the coal mines in Kentucky.

Dad, Joey Jr. worked for the tobacco Industry, spraying pesticides on rolling papers.

But, J. Edward Lawton III, well, he got invited to important parties because  he had a name that looked good on an envelope.

He became a millionaire after spreading his new name around at these parties saying his family was into Energy Resources and Chemical Research. Not a lie, he just changed the names and titles.

Of course, with a name like J Edward Lawton III, he had no problem finding investors for his new plan to turn fuel into a smoking commodity. He moved to the city to hang around with other well named folks and married into a political family.

The names have been changed to protect the indigent.

“A rose by any other name is probably just a weed.”   —L. Elizabeth Grace Anne Clare Kelley #12

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~ by leakelley on March 3, 2009.

3 Responses to “Thank you for Name and Number Value in Society”

  1. LOL I love your new moniker.

    And there is a lot of wisdom in this post. Be careful how you name your children.

  2. #12!! Wow, you must come from a large family! 🙂

  3. I desperately hope this isn’t true.

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