The Name Game - Forwarded
Bruce C Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed Feb 25 08:17:21 1998
For all it's worth; my two cents worth. Or; more on the name issue. Do we
REALLY have a say in it?
Ship 6 has won a great number of honors, awards, and trophies. On each it
is written, engraved.....'Sea Scout Ship 6'.... The presenter didn't ask
and I didn't offer what to write, it is what they did. Why?
Consider that a person is given a name at birth. The parents are proud of
this name, it had meaning to them and they hope the child will grow to feel
the same meaning. It is likely that the individual will keep this name for
life; to be immortalized forever on their tombstone A.D.. If they live and
die in obscurity the name means little (outside their immediate circle)
Now; say that they accomplish and achieve greatness. They are on the level
of a Roosevelt, Gandi, King, Kennedy, or Baden Powell. They are now known
by their accomplishments and their name is famous. WE are famous, WE are
known for our accomplishments, WE are the Sea Scouts!
Name recognition is THE most important part of any company or group; (or
person) and we've got that. If we in fact have a say in the matter it is
really a non issue. As for me I'll keep using Sea Scouts regardless. I need
to; it works too well for me. A name is taken from cradle to grave. If it
is changed it is usually for one reason; an alias is needed. We are not
dead yet and we do not need to hide.
Skipper, Ship 6
Connecticut Yankee Council