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Shallow, Non-Thesis Thoughts, Part One.

Occasionally, I think I should change the name on my writing from Ben Peek to Benjamin Peek. More syllables, you see.

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speshal_k
Mar. 6th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oh no - that would be weird. I have a son called Benjamin.
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
surely you don't call him benjamin, though?
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ataxi
Mar. 6th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
OK, I assume it isn't your real name, but Benedict Peek has a nice assonance to it.
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
yes, but it sounds kinda stuck up... :)
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simplykathryn
Mar. 7th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
I like it - short and sweet and easy to remember.
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
i once got told it reminded someone of a brawler. ever since i've seen my name as like a punch to the face. i'm sure many'd agree.
kazzibee
Mar. 7th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
You could go for a Latin-esque taxonomical approach, like Benjaminicus peekeriana.
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
if only i could get my own fleet...
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ironed_orchid
Mar. 7th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
somethign to consider
Benjamin Peek requires a middle initial. Ben Peek does not.
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
Re: somethign to consider
really? you don't think Benjamin M. Peek makes it a whole lot more wankier?
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fengi
Mar. 7th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
I agree with above: Benjamin Peek involves middle initials and implies a youth with a stern mother and/or chatty stuffed toy, followed by the inevitable involvement with a spy ring and subsequent fleeing to another country.

Or, sans middle initial, the publication of your hilariously obtuse secret teen year diaries.
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
...i did always want to flee to another country, super villain like.
ex_benpayne119
Mar. 7th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
I've had similar thoughts, because my name, like yours, is just so staccato... meh meh...

but yeah, Benjamin doesn't feel right either...

I always thought I'd get a pseudonym because, well, my name kinda sucks... but then somewhere in life I became stubborn, and thought, nah, fuck it, people can like my writing despite my stupid name or else they're not worth writing for:)
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 10:13 am (UTC)
in the end, i just decided, what does it matter? and nowadays, what little rep i've got is connected to the ben peek name that changing it just seems like more hassle than it's worth. i toy with the idea every now and then for kicks, but i've never liked benjamin as a name, really.
bradav
Mar. 7th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
+s
change it to firstname (whatever's decided) Peeks. Then it's so not professional, and you can be crude with it too.

oh. sorry, not much help.

*gaffer tapes mouth shut*
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 10:13 am (UTC)
Re: +s
thank you anyway ;)
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benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
but how would the hate mail find me properly? and wouldn't i be skipping on a whole lot of hate mail connected to my fiction? i gotta make sure the hate mail can find me ;)
drjon
Mar. 7th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
I wholly disagree on the middle initial issue.

And "Benjamin Peek" would be very cool on a cover, vis:

BENJAMIN
PEEK
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
it kinda looks voyueristic... like there's benjamin and he's PEEKing you know?
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