What do you think about it- first impression.

Yes I know that most people value a person from a first impression in 5 seconds.
But many times it is wrong.

strange how today a women came to me and to say hi, I helped her family with moving few weeks ago.
What is strange is that a year ago I rang to her sun and she answered the phone ,she asked who is it and shut the phone when I said my name.so I rang his mobile.
''sorry'' he said.
''why, did she said baldy foreigner'' I asked. ''oh no'' he said ''did you hear that?'' he asked.
''no'' but I could guess.

Sadly I know that in his country If i send an e-mail /a letter or ring. some people do not like my name or my accent and will delete it.

I know that there are many salesman sounds like me on the phone, I think i woudnt shut he phone to them too.

Anyway to get to know me better:

My first name is Ofer - in Hebrew (Israel, Bible) mean a young deer (bambi)
The second name is El-Hashahar means 'to the done' or 'God of the done'

I think about changing my name ( even that it is only my nearest family with this sir name) .
I thought about Jeffri as it got some similar sound.
My wife think it is an old name: what do you think?

I ask you as friends.

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Comment by Phil Voice on December 16, 2008 at 20:28
Be yourself Ofer.
Comment by steve loftus on December 16, 2008 at 21:35
stick with your given name Ofer, be proud...........some of my children have old family names ,for middle names,so the family names live on......
Comment by Ofer El-hashahar on December 18, 2008 at 9:28
Thank you all,
I am proud of my name , but do not want it to stop people from contact me.think about e-mail that you get with a name from chine most people direct it to the been.

many old generation I met here still scared from non English, or few illy ones that still think that out of england it is a primitive world- like in the days of the British Empire (hard to believe).

I think what I should do is write about myself in the blog and add a link in my email/letters- that people can get to know me.

I never thought name is that important- but thank you all, for your thought.
all the best
wonderful Christmas and great year to all LJ memb

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Comment by Gardens4u.co.uk on December 19, 2008 at 12:41
its difficult - people can be pre-judice , but what will be will happen in life ? so your here now in England under no pretences , you have done good jobs so no problem.
you could change it to 'JAMES BOND' >--/--:> ...

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