Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Name Game

The following is a post by Lindsay Moore our salesGUY. He is posting under Julie's cosmogirl name which could only add to your confusion:

I always thought Lindsay was a pretty name for a girl and for the life of me, I could never understand why my mother would give such a great name to me, a boy. I have three sisters, and I think that they were jealous that I got the best girls name.

Guys named Lindsay get no respect. As children we run for our lives, to avoid getting beat up. I can still hear the other 8 year old boys saying, " Hey, there's that kid with the girl's name! "Let's get him." I wasn't very fast, but I became very good at hiding and remember offering candy in exchange for my safety. My heart still pounds just thinking of it.

As a teen, I tried to act masculine when introducing myself by developing a strong handshake, talking deeply, and making the name Lindsay sound cool. " Hi, I'm Lindsay, oh, you can call me Lindz". Lindz? What kind of name is Lindz?

I decided in High School to start using my middle name. That didn't last long. It was a challenge when in every class ,everyday they called role and said "Lindsay Moore?" "Lindsay"?. After a few seconds I would reluctently say "here". I knew with a surety that every student in the class was thinking "Hey, he told me his name was Dean, whats that all about."

I can see why John Wayne changed his name from Marion to John. I can also sympathize with the song "A Boy name Sue' made famous by Johhny Cash."

It's kind of funny that a guy name Lindsay would end up in the Scrapbooking industry. It's almost like destiny! I started in this industry when another manufacturer had advertised for a National Sales Manager. I was living in Wyoming and faxed
over my resume. I recieved word that I had an interview and that I would need to be at thier offices on a certain day and a certain time. I arrived at the assigned time and waited in the lobby as several people would walk by. I sat for over a half hour until, the Vice President, who had walked by previously, asked if he could help me. I explained that I was asked to come to an interview. He asked my name and I told him. I could see the wheels in his mind turning. I then said, "you thought I was a girl."He apologized and said that he did. Needless to say, I got the job!

Two weeks ago. Eric and I ran a 5K. My daughter and her husband ran also. Eric and I didn't stay for the results but I recieved a call about an hour after the race from my daughter, She said "Dad, Steven finished second in his division and Eric, he finished 6th in his division. Dad, Dad you finished fourth..............................................................In the womans division!"

I love what I do and am very comfortable being a boy Lindsay!


Donna said...

I am confused! Your profile says you are female. Am I just overtired and mixed up tonight? Also the CosmoGIRL has me confused.

Jan Scholl said...

Lindsay Buckingham. Lindsay Hunter.

I respect them. Talented and especially with Hunter, well liked and a good leader.

BTW-my name is Jan and I am female but I get mail and all sorts of credit apps to MR. My mom wanted a rhyming name with my sister Nan.

Cosmogirl said...


I, Julie, am cosmogirl and it's my profile you are reading. Lindsay wanted to write a post for the blog, but I didn't create a separate profile for him. He just posted under my own. I'll edit his to make this more clear.


lfalduto said...

Hey Lindsay...nice post!

You are loved in the scrapbooking world despite your girly name! See you have found your calling...your place of acceptance and everyone loves ya!

Now go scrapbook that entire story Mr. Moore!


Susan said...

hey Lindz..... Lindsay was originally a well respected male name. but just like many other well respected male names, it has been ruined by parents wanting unique and edgy sounding names for their daughters without naming them after vegetables! lol!!
either way.....would you still be such a kickin' dude if you had a different name?!?!?

Donna said...

LOL, thanks for the clarification. I sometimes wonder if I am losing it and this was a little scary for me! NOW I get it.

Chris said...

too funny! love your sense of humor!

Davinie said...

This post cracked me up! Congrats on the 5k! My goal in 2008 is to do a couple of them... just because. I live in an area where 5k's are popular and I'd love to get some more tshirts. hee hee

Dawn said...

What a great story!! Thanks for sharing! :)