Finally… “The” David Johnson

What can I say? Having a name like mine is a little like being named “John Smith.”

Don’t get me wrong… I love my name. On the one hand, my last name represents my heritage. It identifies me with my father’s side of the family. It’s a heritage I’m thankful for and proud of — proud of in the sense that you can be proud of things you had nothing to do with.  On the other hand, my first name carries special meaning to me.

The difficulty, of course, is that there are just so many other people with my name.  But now… now I have the ability to help people find me by telling them my name and saying, “Not just any David Johnson, but ‘THE’ David Johnson… dot com.”

Not to be megalomaniacal… I realize there are lots of other important people named David Johnson… I just happened to be “THE” one you know! (or… at least one of the ones you know…)

If you came here looking for one of my illustrious namesakes, then perhaps you should poke around before you go and see what’s interesting.

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  1. Speaking as a person who thought he had a somewhat unique name (y’know, other than my father and grandfather), i can really relate to this.

    What’s in a name?

    Paul Rose is…

    A serial killer from Canada
    A British rock musician
    Mr. Biffo
    A Psychology professor
    A British Explorer & polar guide
    A pastor in Miami
    A photographer
    Two doctors – one for hair loss, in Tampa, one a dentist
    A professor of Law at OSU
    A guy from Dayton, Ohio who wrote a bad check to Papa John’s I’m still paying for
    The founder of Rose’s Department Stores (like to have a piece of that)
    A professor of European History & Jewish Studies

    Thank goodness I’m used to using my “Jr.” That at least keeps me on the front page.

  2. I gotta tell ya, Paul… I would’ve thought your name somewhat unique as well. I’m glad to know you’re not a serial killer rock star photographer pastor exploring the poles and treating people for hair loss while teaching law and writing bad checks to pizza places… and I don’t know what the heck a “Mr. Biffo” is!

    If I were to do this research on all the “Dave Johnson”, “David Johnson”, or even “David G. Johnson” people… I’d be busy for years… and then when I got outside of Florida, it would take even longer! 😀

    Thanks for contributing here… and elsewhere!


    “The David Johnson” (well… the one you know… or at least one of the ones you know… (sigh)

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