Originally Posted by witzgall
to change or not. Do you think these associations are enough that we should consider another name?
That's a good question. One I've been giving a lot of thought this past week as I'm thinking of changing my username. But, back to you... Personally, I know of no reason the name Rothschild would bother me if I saw it on a boat. I'd probably assume it was your last name. Or maybe a tongue in cheek commentary on having a yacht? I admit I haven't done any serious research
. I only glanced at the google
results. Sure, it looks like the Rothschild family
tree may have had some rotten apples (possibly really rotten). I apologize if I missed a huge scandal. But, that's my point. If it's not common knowledge then why assume everyone would know and associate your boat with that?
Another question would be Do you feel like you'll have to explain the name all the time? Or just occasionally. Would that bother you? Would you feel like people are looking at you funny
or associating you with the bad Rothschild? Now that you know of a negative association, can you get it out of your head
? Perhaps if you add a picture of the giraffe on the stern it'll make a difference?
Once I actually made an effort to change my username and tried to find a new one, I actually felt better about the old one. Nothing changed except my perception of it. Sure there are negative ways of looking at it, but that's not how I see it and I'm no longer too concerned about how other people see it.
How do YOU feel about the name Rothschild? That's really what you need to ask yourself.