...a lot of teasing, an unfortunate surname can be a real pain in the ass. Mine was not as bad as his - Ball. Every morning, in junior high homeroom, I would get greeted by one of the jerky boys with, "Hi, Ball. How're they hangin'." His buddies used to snigger and snort. I used to dread walking into that classroom. This was in the middle 1960s. Sexual harassment was not on anyone's radar. I never said anything about it to anyone.
One morning, after much mental rehearsal, I stared the jerk right in the face and replied, "Fine, thanks, and how are yours?" His buddies howled with laughter, and he never said it again. I felt triumphant.
To this day, I do not like my family name. My married name is an Italian one, with the first 5 letters being Pigna, which should be pronounced Pin-ya, but most people don't know the proper pronunciation for the "gn" combo in Italian, so pronounce it "pig-na." Somewhat better than Ball, but I would love to be an O'Connor or McAnything.
A friend of mine several years back had the last name Penix. A romance was out of the question, even though he was a great guy.
The combination of being something of a nerd and the unfortunate last name may well have had a harmful influence on AW.
...amateur theatre (I like the British spelling) group together. We once choreographed a couple dance numbers for Fiddler on the Roof, as well as dancing in them. Our fellow cast members got a real laugh of kidding around about being "on stage with Penix and Ball."
As I said, I am very sympathetic to people with unfortunate last names.
If that were my last name, I would have put an "H" in and changed it to Phenix.
Wouldn't you be extra careful if you were a public figure with the last name Weiner??
I mean...come on now, son. Think with your brain, Mr. Weiner.
I have been told at DU, that you don't criticize dems no matter how disgusting they are
He is ill & he does need help, kind of like trump addicted to twitter, only worse
...damn, just damn.
For sure that was a stage name, and he probably did it on purpose, too, the cad.