Some would call him John, Elton… others, Elton John.
Either part is a first name… or last name, it seems.
The whole name is exchanged for a whole different one.
Due to image cosmetics or done just for fun,
Names become an economy steeped in extremes
Of flamboyance and freedom and what they may spawn.
Those whose last names are first names are people of class.
Woody Allen, Vince Neil and Will Lee are a few
Of the ones become popular to a degree.
Those with last names for first names are definitely
Born to be perhaps rustic with rakish a view.
A name like Taylor Swift is a name that kicks ass.
If my first name or last name or whole name, in fact,
Is not one I’d have chosen, a change must be made
That does not call for action. I need only see
I’m related to Shakespeare, and we both agree
That our names are like name tags. Yet, they can’t degrade
The aware and wise owner whose worth is intact.