Get A Different Name Day
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 define us. But unfortunately most of our names are not picked by us, and we happen to live with it despite one’s likes and dislikes towards it. 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
- Madly in Love with Me Day
- Employee Legal Awareness Day
- National Tortellini Day
- World Radio Day
- Extraterrestrial Culture Day
How to celebrate Get A Different Name 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 pick 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 by using the hashtag #GetADifferentNameDay.