Every move is another chance to redefine yourself. Not that I often take advantage of this. But as I prepare to move to Ohio it once again occurred to me that this is my chance to decide upon my name. So take this opportunity to vote on what I should go by for the next four years.
The obvious choices are the various adaptations of my given name. This include, but may not be limited to:
I’ve attempted a couple of these. I was CJ for a couple months in elementary school, and was Sorensen for a large portion of middle and high school. My attempt at Christoph last year had mixed results (a small minority continue to stick by the name, but most stayed with Chris.)
Chances are that I will have to stick with whatever I chose until I leave Ohio. In Provo it would be possible to switch to a whole new set of associates from year to year, but this won’t work in Columbus. And in case you care to point it out, I did already introduce myself as Chris to many Ohioans, but I am fairly confident that I could still change it at this point.
Song of the moment: “Take It From Me” The Weepies