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Would you change your name from Susan to SIGOURNEY?

If so, how would you manage it? How do you tell your parents you are now are known by a word that sounds like British jargon for buggery?

Would you insist that everyone close to you instantly change to Sigourney or would you be ok with Susan behind closed doors?

Please weigh in on the mechanics involved, for I too am named Susan and am contemplating transitioning to SIGOURNEY.

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by Anonymousreply 61May 14, 2024 2:06 PM

At least Sigourney kept her last name. What did the families of Mandy Rogers, Eric Bishop, and Caryn Johnson think when they were suddenly spending holidays with Portia de Rossi, Jaime Foxx, and Whoopi Goldberg?

It's also notable that in the space of a few years the world gave us Susan Stockard, Susan Tomalin, and Susan Weaver, none of whom use their birth names professionally. At least Susan Tomalin uses her former married name Susan Sarandon. But Susan Stockard becoming Stockard Channing and Susan Weaver becoming Sigourney Weaver are definitely a little random.

by Anonymousreply 1May 13, 2024 5:39 PM

those bitches got it WRONG

by Anonymousreply 2May 13, 2024 5:54 PM

LOLing at how this thread is going for OP. Don't mess with our Sigourney. We love her.

by Anonymousreply 3May 13, 2024 5:57 PM

Only if you’re a pretentious nepo baby.

by Anonymousreply 4May 13, 2024 5:58 PM


by Anonymousreply 5May 13, 2024 5:59 PM

I'm curious how often people use their new stage name all the time and how often it's just for professional use.

Like do Stockard's childhood friends call her Susan?

by Anonymousreply 6May 13, 2024 6:08 PM

The name Sigourney is primarily a gender-neutral name of French origin that means The Conqueror. actress Sigourney Weaver (originally Susan) took the stage name Sigourney from a character in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

by Anonymousreply 7May 13, 2024 6:12 PM

Sigourney said in an interview that her parents never used their real names either. Changing names is a tradition in her family.

by Anonymousreply 8May 13, 2024 6:22 PM

My daddy is a rich bigshot at NBC. I deserve a fancy name.

by Anonymousreply 9May 13, 2024 6:24 PM

Her real name is Susan Alexandra Weaver.

She could have gone with Alexandra Weaver.

Or Alex. Or Suzy.

Or Suzy Weavy.

by Anonymousreply 10May 13, 2024 6:26 PM

Will Oscar ever nod her way?

by Anonymousreply 11May 13, 2024 6:34 PM

[quote] LOLing at how this thread is going for OP.

Yes look at how I’m being flayed, roasted alive in the replies!!!!

by Anonymousreply 12May 13, 2024 6:53 PM

[Quote] Sigourney said in an interview that her parents never used their real names either.

They probably call her Bitsy or Mimsy or something.

by Anonymousreply 13May 13, 2024 6:54 PM

Sigourney is a much more interesting name than Susan

by Anonymousreply 14May 13, 2024 6:57 PM

Pat Nixon's real first name was Thelma. I'd say "Pat" was a real improvement.

by Anonymousreply 15May 13, 2024 6:58 PM

r12 You will never mentally recover from this!

by Anonymousreply 16May 13, 2024 7:13 PM

Scarred for life

by Anonymousreply 17May 13, 2024 7:14 PM

None of you bitches better call me Alicia Christian.

by Anonymousreply 18May 13, 2024 7:17 PM

I'm actually surprised Siggy got this far. Good for her!

by Anonymousreply 19May 13, 2024 7:18 PM

I’m changing my name to Sigourney and I’m a man. Well, sorta.

by Anonymousreply 20May 13, 2024 7:19 PM

Sigourney is a name redolent of education, taste and refinement, OP. You wouldn’t understand. Don’t hurt yourself by trying.

by Anonymousreply 21May 13, 2024 7:27 PM

R21 is still mad the thread hasn’t turned against me the way she was urging us to believe it had.

Let it go, dearheart.

by Anonymousreply 22May 13, 2024 7:38 PM

Great move, as she proactively separated herself from crazy Susan.

by Anonymousreply 23May 13, 2024 7:42 PM

[quote] [R21] is still mad the thread hasn’t turned against me the way she was urging us to believe it had.

“Still mad”? - That was my first post on this thread, you lovably clueless loon!

by Anonymousreply 24May 13, 2024 7:49 PM

It all startet because she was a giant spider.

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by Anonymousreply 25May 13, 2024 8:05 PM

Sigourney makes you pay attention. Susan, let's face it, does not.

by Anonymousreply 26May 13, 2024 8:22 PM

so her passport and bank account name is susan?

I wonder if people cut her checks in her stage name, how would she deposit that?

do banks accept alias

by Anonymousreply 27May 13, 2024 8:25 PM

I think it's a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

by Anonymousreply 28May 13, 2024 8:43 PM

R13 No, I meant her father changed his name and her mother changed her name too.

by Anonymousreply 29May 13, 2024 9:07 PM

OP, do you identify as a Sigourney, though?

by Anonymousreply 30May 13, 2024 9:26 PM

I don’t! I identity as an r24, so obviously want to be literally anything else!

by Anonymousreply 31May 13, 2024 9:42 PM

so can she deposit a check that's sigourney weaver ? or it's gotta be susan weaver?

by Anonymousreply 32May 13, 2024 9:46 PM

Well, would you change your name from Mary Louise to Meryl??

by Anonymousreply 33May 13, 2024 9:49 PM

Claudia = Lady Bird

by Anonymousreply 34May 13, 2024 9:49 PM

Susan is a really common name for Baby Boomers, so it makes sense to use a stage name and stand out. I’d rather call myself Sigourney than Meryl, although better Claudia than Lady Bird.

Assuming Sigourney Weaver still uses the middle name Alexandra, her initials are SAW, whether Susan or Sigourney. It’s probably convenient to choose a stage name with your same initials, since your monogram would be the same either way. Practical of Sigourney.

by Anonymousreply 35May 13, 2024 9:51 PM

I think Henny Youngman identified as a chicken. It all makes sense now.

by Anonymousreply 36May 13, 2024 10:01 PM

[quote] Like do Stockard's childhood friends call her Susan?

Oh honey, all of Stockard's childhood friends died decades ago in nursing homes.

by Anonymousreply 37May 13, 2024 10:07 PM

Somehow, I don't think Sigourney Weaver is particularly obsessed with monogrammed sheets and towels, r35.

by Anonymousreply 38May 13, 2024 10:08 PM

What's wrong with a name like Sigourney?

by Anonymousreply 39May 13, 2024 10:09 PM

R5 beat me to it.

by Anonymousreply 40May 13, 2024 10:12 PM

I changed my name from Susan to Semolina.

by Anonymousreply 41May 13, 2024 10:13 PM

Would you change your name to Caitlyn?

by Anonymousreply 42May 13, 2024 10:19 PM

There's a story here. She named herself after a character in The Great Gatsby who is mentioned in passing in a paragraph that relates to Jordan Baker:

[quote]She came over to me and whispered, ‘I’ve just heard the most surprising thing. Look, please come and see me. I’m staying at my aunt’s … Mrs. Sigourney Howard … phone book …’ She was hurrying away as she spoke, to join her friends who were waiting to drive her home.

She didn't know it, but apparently "Sigourney" was meant to be a man, as the custom at the time was to refer to a woman as Mrs. + Husband's name. If the phone book said "Mrs. Sigourney Howard," it meant the wife of Sigourney Howard.

by Anonymousreply 43May 13, 2024 10:22 PM

Yaaaasssss, gurl!

by Anonymousreply 44May 13, 2024 10:22 PM

[quote] Pat Nixon's real first name was Thelma. I'd say "Pat" was a real improvement.

I prefer Thelma.

by Anonymousreply 45May 13, 2024 10:29 PM

No one names their kid Susan anymore.

by Anonymousreply 46May 13, 2024 10:56 PM

R43 that’s a Stanford gal for ya….misreading the basics.

by Anonymousreply 47May 13, 2024 11:13 PM

[quote]I prefer Thelma.

I resent that!

by Anonymousreply 48May 13, 2024 11:37 PM

I named my daughter Sioux-zen. Does that count?

by Anonymousreply 49May 14, 2024 12:04 AM

My Name is Not Susan.

by Anonymousreply 50May 14, 2024 12:35 AM

No but I'd change my name from Bob to Bizibekieny.

by Anonymousreply 51May 14, 2024 12:53 AM

From 1967, The Buckinghams sings "Susan."

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by Anonymousreply 52May 14, 2024 12:56 AM

The Buckinghams perform 'Susan' live in 1967...

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by Anonymousreply 53May 14, 2024 12:57 AM

1967: "Kind of a Drag" - The Buckinghams

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by Anonymousreply 54May 14, 2024 1:01 AM

^^Kind of a Drag by The Buckinghams was a Billboard Number One song in 1966.

by Anonymousreply 55May 14, 2024 1:04 AM

[quote] From 1967, The Buckinghams sings "Susan."

They should have called in Sigourney instead. Catchier!

by Anonymousreply 56May 14, 2024 4:52 AM

Her Uncle Doodles.

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by Anonymousreply 57May 14, 2024 7:16 AM

Plot twist: The OP is a man.

by Anonymousreply 58May 14, 2024 12:35 PM

She should have changed her name to Beaver.

Beaver Weaver.

by Anonymousreply 59May 14, 2024 1:02 PM

She made herself standout instantly by doing that. She’s also an incredibly nice person. Leave her alone.

by Anonymousreply 60May 14, 2024 1:41 PM

I once stood next to Willem Dafoe at an airline check in. I am very nosy and looked at his passport. His real name is William.

by Anonymousreply 61May 14, 2024 2:06 PM
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