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About Get a Different Name Day

When is Get a Different Name Day? This holiday is always celebrated on February 13

What’s in a name? Apparently, a whole lot, when we’re talking about yours. Get a Different Name Day, a February 13 holiday, is for those who are not fond of the formal name given to them. At birth, we are given a first, middle, and name. It wasn’t our choice. Neither was our original nickname. Rather, our parents bestowed it upon us so they could call us to dinner and scold us with our complete formal name, as needed. If you like your name, good for you. If not, then today is for you. Take advantage of today to change it.  

Today is the perfect time to pick a name and/or nickname. A lot of people who don’t like their first name choose their middle name at some point. Or, we choose an entirely different name. As for nicknames, at some point, everyone needs to be happy with them or change them.

Nicknames are important, too. We often grow out of our childhood nicknames. They often offer us plenty of choices. For example, Robert can be called Bob, Rob, Bobby, or Robby. Then, there are the nicknames friends, family and co-workers bestow upon us. They can include names like Slim Jm, Speedy, Pumpkin, Butch, Junior, Fat Albert, Bones, Four-Fingered Louie, and Shorty. The list goes on and on and on. They may be nice and complimentary, or not so nice. Once you have been tagged with a nickname, you’re likely stuck with it.

.Ps If you change your name, don’t forget to update your stationery. And, you will need to notify family and friends about the change.

How to Celebrate Get a Different Name Day

  • For your formal name, decide if you like it. Then, change it if you wish. Your parent might not approve, but they love you and will accept it.
  • Do the same with your nickname. Change it if desired. Create a new and more fitting nickname.
  • Give a friend a new nickname. We recommend it is a complimentary one.

Today's Quote

“You know you’re getting old when all the names in your little black book have M.D. after them.” – – Harrison Ford

History and Origin of Get a Different Name Day

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This holiday appears to have started in the early 2000s. 

More February 13 Holidays

Here is another February 13 holiday to celebrate and enjoy:

National Wingman Day

More About Today

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Flower of the Day: Cypress Vine

Recipe of the Day: Blueberry Teacake

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