I’ve always been a fan of my name. To me it sounds cool. Stephen Anthony Ressler. Stephen A. Ressler. Steve Ressler.
Crisp. Somewhat unique. Not too old-fashioned. Not too hipsterish.
To me it’s like being from Ohio. My name is a good middle-ground. Gives a slightly positive general vibe but is somewhat neutral.
And based on the Freakonomics research, I do think names matter. They conjure up memories of celebrities, or politicians, or people we once knew.
For example, I think Malcolm Gladwell is a great name for Malcolm Gladwell. Just sounds like a cool, smart dude.
Do you like your name?