You’ve all seen ‘em before: The “What’s Your (fill-in-the-blank) Name” games that make their rounds on Facebook and throughout the vast social media-sphere (media-verse? media-laxy?).
And really, they’re annoying.
If by “annoying” I mean “addictive.”
For example, one of my favorites is the “What’s Your Porn Star Name” game. Which, oddly enough, has the same rules as the “What’s Your Drag Queen Name” game. And as you’ll soon see, the latter definitely works way better for my particular moniker.
Anyhow, the rules: In order to figure out your porn star name, you take the name of your first pet as your first name, and then the name of the first street you lived on as a child as your last name.
Wilbur was my first pet (no, not as in “Some Pig.” He was a parakeet. Don’t ask.).
Southhampton was my first street.
Hence: Wilbur Southhampton.
Who wouldn’t want to see the money shot with Wilbur Southhampton? (See, told ya it was a better Drag Queen name.)
Or if you prefer the smoky sophistication of jazz-casual to “Alexis Texas is Buttwoman” (seriously people…that’s a real porn movie — I hope you all appreciate the lengths I go to to research these posts for you), there’s the one circling Facebook today, which is the “What’s Your Blues Name” game. Here’s the chart:
For me, MAB = Jailhouse Bones McGee
Don’t laugh, or I’ll whack you. Seriously.
Or, ahoy there me matey, there’s even this, avast: The pirate name generator.
Canon-Balls Faith (apparently that’s me) warns: Visit at yer own peril, ye scurvy dogs.
So considering there’s a name game for just about everything — a “What’s Your Smurf Name,” “What’s Your Star Wars Name,” even a “What’s Your Paula Deen Food Name” (yeah, I may have made that one up…but every one of them would be some combination of “bacon,” “mayonnaise,” “butter” and “deep-fried dough”) — I had an idea.
I thought to myself, “Self…” (I knew you’d want the play-by-play of this particular conversation), “…what would your divorce name be?”
(Yes. I talk to myself in the second person. So what?)
A divorce name. It has huge connotations, considering many of us go through an identity crisis of sorts, post-divorce. So who would you be if you could name yourself in those days/months/years post-divorce? The identity would need to embody the destruction, the opportunity to start anew and the “fuck the douchebag” mentality that happens in those
bat-shit crazy precarious days.
It would have to be one part loose cannon. One part optimistically empowered. One part thank-all-that-is-holy-that-the-douche-is-gone.
Sounds just about right.
And hey: Everyone can play, even if you haven’t been divorced (yet?). And believe you-me, I hope you haven’t been.
OK, so here are the rules. For your first name, you must take the first initial of your ex’s first name. Because this is the crazy part. And don’t worry, any ol’ ex will do:
|A = Crazyass||J = Bitter||S = Wildcard|
|B = Cranky||K = Jilted||T = Chaos|
|C = Seething||L = Blindside||U = Ragin’|
|D = Jaded||M = Ugh||V = Fuckity|
|E = Blazin’||N = Wonky||W = Crabby|
|F = Blackout||O = Fiery||X = Buzzin’|
|G = Emo||P = Facepalm||Y = Hotmess|
|H = Shawn||Q = Screamin’||Z = Shocky|
|I = Rut-ro||R = Breathless|
Now the middle name — the empowered part. Take the first letter of your first name:
|A or B: Legend||K or L: Mojo||S or T: Fearless|
|C or D: “Chuck Norris”||M or N: “The Rock”||U or V: Da-Shizzle|
|E or F: Badass||O or P: Coolio||W or X: FREEDOM!|
|G or H = McSexy||Q or R = Wine-me||Y or Z = “The Shit”|
|I or J = Smokin’|
…and finally, your last name comes from the month of your anniversary (or, if you’re not married, the month you met the aforementioned
Optional note: If you are of Latin heritage, feel free to add “El” or “La” before the first name; or if you’d like to pay homage to your Native American heritage, add “Stabs with a Pokey Spear” (or any combination of aggressive verb+preposition+object of the preposition that will mortally wound) to the name wherever you so desire.
So there you have it. Using “John” as the fictional first name of my ex, and August as the very real month in which we were married, here’s my divorce name:
Bitter “The Rock” Fitzfuckyoudumbass
Pleased to make your acquaintance!
Now this, people…this is going to be HUGE. Just remember, you saw it here first. Feel free to email this, share it on Facebook or pass it along to any and all peeps who may appreciate it…
Now, of course, we’d all love to hear:
What’s your divorce name? (And if you’re so inclined, I’d love to see your porn star name, blues name and/or Paula Deen Food name…)
Mayonnaise Butter Bacon (a.k.a. Mikalee Ann Byerman) is dying to know…