Most people I know hate one of their names. Usually because the only time it was ever used by our parents is when they were royally pissed.
But what about the way a child says (or in this instance types) your name? I was on an im with my son, The Bastard, and he was talking about The Blonde listening to "Kern River" and he's gacking. Now that sounds as logical to be a persons name as "River Phoenix" right? So I ask him "who is Kern River?" And he responds "Merle Haggard mother (aka dumbshit) the song….si habla?" Just the way he did the "mother" I could hear sarcasm dripping. (I love Merle).
How do I discern that, you ask? Well, rarely do my kids call me mother, for one. It's usually "mom" or "momma". When they say "mother" I know I am about to be busted on. Or if they are about to "explain" something to me in terms even a first grader can understand.
I, for one, am quite proud of my childrens sarcastic sense of humor. As well I should be because it has traveled in our blood through my Dad, to me and my siblings, to our children…… Why do you think they call us THE BASTARD CLAN?