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What's in a name?

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What's in a name?

It seems that Mo Farah wants to change how he is called along with a career change. He now wishes to be called by his full name, Mohamed.

 

According to the BBC link there have been a few successful name changes over the years; Cassius Clay - Mohamed Ali, Cat Stevens - Yusuf Islam but it seems the public prefer Kate to Catherine.

 

Does it matter if a celebrity changes their name?

 

There have been a few name changes within these forums - has that mattered?

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Re: What's in a name?

Can't say I really knew who he was.

I initially assumed he was a she and Mo's full name was obviously Maureen.

So unless he calls himself Zaphod Beeblebrox I still won't know who he is.

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Re: What's in a name?

From what I heard the other day I gather he was always known as Mohamed and it was shortened to Mo (not sure if it was a media led shortening) when he became a known as a runner. He now wants to go back to what he was always called.