Hey blog readers of the world, I’m Howie Defranco and this is why I chose my Pen name. Thought I’d try an opening as all the best reporters have like an opening or a sign off, and blogger is kind of a reporter. It may not work out but thought it’d be fun.Anyways this is a little short story as there’s not much of a tale to my screen name. I chose Defranco as the last name as one of my brothers suggested it, actually he suggested using my actual first name and just making Defranco the last name. Personally I like the idea of this being completely incognito as Defranco well let’s just say is far off from my real last name. Just to say as well I’ll refer probably in this blog to one of my four brother more than once in these blogs as such I’ll be using the ninja turtle equivalent name for each, this one being Raphael. We’re not actually related but the 3 of them I’ve known since first grade, I’m the Donnie if the group for reference. There’s more family that is not blood related I’ll have to make names for but the turtles reference works for us.Which brings us to my first name of Howie, which is in tribute to one of my favourite people in this world and a person I respect greatly. Howie Mandel, comedian, America’s Got Talent judge, and deal maker but at the core of it all one the great entertainers of our time. There’s a reason I chose Howie beyond that though, this organization is all about trying to reach out to people that need help, support people, spread awareness on different topics and such. Howie as most people know is a germaphobe which isn’t a bad thing, it’s derived from his OCD. As stated in the article listed at the bottom of this entry, Mandel literally shut down somedays because of it, he gave up jobs over it and was isolated as a child because of it. Too me a man that to this day just wants to make people laugh and smile that could come from a life of fear, constant fear is a man to be respected and is the perfect representation we want to show the people we want to help.Bibliographyhttp://abcnews.go.com/2020/howie-mandel-public-obsessive-compulisve-disorder-fear-germs/story?id=9153966Haddad, Jessica, Eric M. Strauss, and David Muir. “Germs: ‘No Deal’ for Host Howie Mandel.” ABC News. ABC News Network, 24 Nov. 2009. Web. 04 Sept. 2015.
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The pen name I chose to go with was Brian O’Connor not only because he is the best actor and person in general but because his role in fast and furious had a big impact with my life.His high risk action packed character had me on the edge of the seat. In very movie he appeared in and the way he played his role just made me realize a lot about life itself. Being a good guy turned bad for a while and then having to choose to stay in the same life style of risking life an death or being a father had me really thinking. Although I’m not a father yet, one day I will be hopefully. Brian O’Connor aka Paul Walker will always have a big part of my life and he will always be remembered for his great heart. That’s the reason why I choose to go with Brian O’Connor
I chose the name Madison Taylor for two reasons. Madison Taylor was my favorite character from Cardcaptors Sakura, I haven’t watched in a long time but it has always been my favorite show. I went through a bunch of name when deciding what pen name I wanted. Madison Seem to fit me the best because the name also has an emotional meaning to me as well.
The emotional meaning behind the name is that Madison was a girl I knew a long time ago. She was one of my best friend, and I lost her due to unbelievable circumstances. I will get into more detail in another blog, but to give you the brief explanation. When we were young there was a fight that broke out and she got caught in the middle of it and ended up passing way at a very young age. Way younger than I would have hoped for, and in some way I still blame myself and wish I could go back to change it and try to save her. But I know that wouldn’t help anything and I should focus on bettering myself and make her prod.
Why I chose Marie Olsson
People choose a child’s name because it means something to them, they like how it sounds, or due to family influence. However choosing a pen name is slightly more personal, you are choosing a name that can hold a deep meaning to you or fit you or who you want to be. My pen name came about through putting a name that I hold dear to my heart alongside the surname of the female lead of my favourite movie.
I chose Marie because it was part of my daughters name, who I never did get to meet. When I was sixteen I miscarried at six months. I had her name planned out and Marie was part of her first name. I had chosen the name Marie for her because I had (and still havent) met a Marie who wasn’t strong, smart, independent, successful, and loving. All those traits I wanted my daughter to have. As well as it being a family members middle name, one I love and look up to. So to me it made sense to honour her by using part of her name as my pen name I use as I try and start up my dream, TIME organisation.
Olsson I chose as my surname out of my love of the movie Grease. Who better to go off of than the beloved Sandy. Sandy always was one of my favourite movie characters. I spent countless hours growing up watching and rewatching Grease. As a child I wanted to grow up in that era; but even more so, I wanted to be Sandy. I thought she was sweet, pretty, good, and sensible. Going back to my childhood dream of being her I’m using her last name, since it beats being her just for Halloween.
Pen Name Blog
The story behind my name:
Ivybelle Teller isn’t something that really has a fascinating story behind it, if I’m being honest ha-ha.
Ivybelle Teller came about for 3 reasons.
I’ve always liked the name Ivy, I’m not really sure why but I like that name. I thought it sounded nice. There’s something powerful yet sweet about that name that I just love.
Belle was a name that I also love. My #1 Favourite movie is Beauty & The Beast. I love the story behind it and Belle is def. my favourite Princess. She’s very smart, loves books, puts family first, has her own attitude and she’s all about what’s in people’s hearts.
When I figured out that Ivybelle was a name that came together nicely, I picked that name to be my Pen Name.
Well, Teller came up randomly. I thought of something that I love and that’s Son’s Of Anarchy. SOA is one of my favourite shows. Teller comes from a character in the show who goes by the name of Jackson (JAX) Teller. He’s a guy with a good heart who knows how to lead his team. And the fact that I kind of have a crush on him and you know, wish I was married to him kind of made me pick that last name. HaHa , I know, total fan girl over here.
So these are my reason why I pick my Pen name as
Ivybelle Teller. After a lot of debating on the last name I finally picked it.
– Ivybelle – Xx