Have you heard this song?
Come on everybody I say now lets play a game
I betcha I can make a rhyme, out of anybody’s name
The first letter of the name I treat it like it wasn’t there
But a ‘B’ or an ‘F’ or an ‘M’ will appear
And then I say “Bo” add a ‘B’ then I say the name
Then “Bonana Fanna” and “Foe”
And then I say the name again with an ‘F’ very plain
then a “Fee Fi” and “Mo”
And then I say the name again with an ‘M’ this time
And there isn’t any name that I can’t rhyme
O.K. Let’s do Tony!
Tony, Tony Bo-Bony Bonana Fanna Fo-Fony Fee-Fi-Mo Mony
When I was young, my nannies used to sing that song, and they would use their names. Then I would ask them to use my name. They would just tell me, “Ay hindi pwede ‘yung pangalan mo.” I would ask why, but they would just tell me hindi raw talaga pwede. OK fine.
As you may already know, I have a unique name, and I have a love-hate relationship with it. There was a time I hated it because it was difficult to spell. I have received love letters in grade school where my supposed stalkers spelled my name, “Geomain” “Juming” “Gimeng”. Hay naku. Although I also used it as a measure of whether the guy was smart—if the guy misspelled it, turn off.
There were also times I liked it when people complimented how unique it was. Then I’d hate it again because I could not find a Robee ready-made sticker of my name . Then I’d like it again because, at least, walang villain sa mga pinapanood ko na Dewmaine ang pangalan.
Uhhh, no you don’t! (Image lifted from estore.robee.com)
I also have to credit my name for forcing me to listen to my math teachers when the topic is Functions and Relations. Pa’ano, paulit-ulit binabanggit ang “domain”. So feeling ko lagi akong tinatawag. I guess that’s why I found Math 14 easier than Math 11. Hehe.
What’s a domain? Oh, that’s Momster Teacher. Lame. I know. (Image lifted from www.mathsisfun.com)
On the contrary, I hate introducing myself. Especially over the phone. This is often the scenario: