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Friday Five [Sep. 12th, 2003|01:32 pm]
Kurt Onstad
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1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?

Legally, yes. However, most people now call me Kurt Onstad, instead of David Curtis Onstad.

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?

I'd get it legally changed to Kurt. Although, I have to admit, it is useful for when telemarketers call. They always ask for David.

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)

Interesting story for my birth name. My parents had no back-up plan. From what I've been told, this was a fairly typical portion of a conversation:
Parent: "When David arrives..."
Friend: "Oh, you know it's going to be a boy?"
Parent: "No. So, when David arrives..."
They had absolutely no idea what they were going to name me if I was a girl.

As for my "real" name, I spent most of my senior year of high school looking for names that I liked, because I already knew that I ws going to change it when I started college. The only other name that came close to being chosen was Elijah, from the Isaac Asimov novels. But, with my tendency to monosyllabize names, I decided that Kurt (a bastardization of my middle name) was a better choice.

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?

There are no names that I really hate or love. It's a word. That seems like a strange reaction from someone who spends so much effort getting people to call him something else, but that had more to do with the fact that Dave/David is far too common, than actually hating the name itself. I wanted something that would be less confusing. Mission not quite accomplished, but at least there's no confusion between myself and Mollari (AOKP people joke...)

5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com accurate?

Well, that's been discussed elsewhere. No need to rehash that here, but definitely check out that link...