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207: Name Game

what is in a name?

NAME GAME

This episode explores the question, “What’s in a name?” Listen and play the name game while you learn some fascinating things about your name and your persona.

We all have a name. Most of us take our names for granted. We don’t think about the stories our names tell to the world.

Robert tells a different story than Bobby.  In my case, Louis tells a different story than Louie. Here’s my story about that.

I play a lot of mobsters in movies. I used to go by the name of Louie. And, on many movie sets, people joked around with me, using my name in a casual way. Basically, the name made them treat me, not badly, but in a manner that was sometimes too familiar for my liking.

One day, on a new movie shoot, an assistant director asked if I went by Louie or Louis. I said Louis. What a game changer. People treated me differently. It was as if I had gained a new instant authority.

You’ll discover some eye-opening and entertaining insights in my discussion of some prominent celebrity names. What’s the story and the power behind the chosen names of these people?

  • Curtis James Jackson III
  • Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
  • O’Shea Jackson, Jr.
  • Andre Romelle Young
  • Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Do you have a name that you like? If not, have you considered the option of changing your name? or, do you just accept that “that’s the way things are?”

There’s much more than entertainment in this episode. There’s a challenge to growth and new self-empowerment. And, it’s fun; it’s the name game.

About the author, Louis

Louis Di Bianco is a stage, film, and TV actor. He teaches acting and improvisation to professional actors as well as business people who want more clarity, confidence, and power in their communication.

Louis will help you develop your innate storytelling skills and achieve greater influence and persuasiveness in your business and your life.

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