Get A Different Name Day is observed on 13th February of every year. A name is a term used for identification. It can be a word or set of words by which a person, animal, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to. The name we have usually defines us. Unfortunately, most of our names are not picked by us, and we happen to live with them despite one’s likes and dislikes towards them. Usually, people are named after their family member, historical figure, or any word that was inspired. Every name is unique, beautiful, and diverse. So this day is celebrated to have a break from your regular names and try a new name for the day.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare
History of Get A Different Name Day
Get A Different Name Day is considered to be created by Ruth and Thomas Roy. This day is listed in Chase’s Calendar of Events, which keeps track of odd holidays including 80 other holidays. It’s a day when we can change our names to whatever we wish and have the right to expect colleagues, family, and friends to so address us. He made up these holidays when he was looking for funny things to say in morning radios as he worked in them. Hence, the observance of these holidays is strictly optional.
Other Celebrations on February 13
February 13 is also celebrated as
- Madly in Love with Me Day
- Employee Legal Awareness Day
- National Tortellini Day
- World Radio Day
- Kiss Day
How to Celebrate the Day
This day can be a fun day at school, work, or anywhere you are at. It can be marked by getting a pack of those “Hello, My Name Is” name tags and picking any name for yourself. And on that day one can be called in any name they like to be called. One need not change their name legally; it is just a new name used to call each other on this particular day. It is a day to enjoy and have some fun. Share your thoughts about Get A Different Name Day on social media using the hashtag #GetADifferentNameDay.
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