An important professional question.
Now, I could use my actual last name but, frankly, hardly anyone likes it. Not to mention the rather dramatic mistakes people tend to make in spelling it. I really don't want to spend my professional life with a hard-to-spell, boring old name. Nor, really, do I want to use my blogging name. Certainly "Dr. the Uninteresting," has a ring to it, but I'm not sure it really sends the right message. I don't want to send the message that I'm dull, but rather that I'm a mover and shaker. I want people to feel respect and, yes, perhaps even awe when they hear my name. I need a professional name like "Ripper" or "Deathstrike." I mean, how cool would it be to see "Dr. Deathstrike" printed in a course catalog? How about on a conference schedule? If nothing else, it should cut down on the stupid questions.
So, today, I just want to offer y'all a chance to vote. Go check out the lefthand margin and let me know which prospective professional name YOU think I should use.