What’s In A Name?

So what’s this ‘knicksen’ thing all about then? Not sure about these one name photographers? Sounds a bit poncy?

Well, I suppose it is a bit affected, but it came out of having to come up with online ID’s for things. Perhaps when I get real famous, like, I’ll be just like Bailey, Capa or Rankin and known by just one word too.

OK, my Father was Norwegian and met my Scottish mother after studying in Edinburgh. I was actually born in Norway, although I feel more Scottish, with the accent to go with it. I have lived in Edinburgh since I was about a year and a half old.

Here’s a gratuitous photo of Edinburgh for no good narrative reason.

Edinburgh Castle, Scott Monument - Print available at Photo4Me.com, click on image for more details.
Edinburgh Castle, Scott Monument – Print available at Photo4Me.com, click on image for more details.

In trying to come up with an ID I read about Roald Jensen, a talented Norwegian International footballer (they do exist), who had come to Scotland to play for the Heart of Midlothian Football Club or ‘Hearts’. That gave me a Scottish-Norwegian connection, so I chose the name ‘Knicksen’ after his nickname.

'The Heart of Midlothian, Edinburgh.' Print available from Photo4Me.com - click on image for more details.
‘The Heart of Midlothian, Edinburgh.’ Print available from Photo4Me.com – click on image for more details.

Then again, there was Wilson, Keppel and Betty, that famous Arbroath FC frontline trio of the 1920’s, so perhaps I should have gone for a triple barrelled effort named after buffoonery as a more apt moniker.

Anyway, having signed up for various things and got going with the ID, I then found out it was actually spelt ‘Kniksen’, so for any pedants out there, I’ve got an ID that is technically spelt wrong, except I don’t suppose it matters because I’m not a real, actual Norwegian left- or right- winger…

2 thoughts on “What’s In A Name?”

  1. I don’t understand people who don’t just use their own names.

    Ithoriel

    😉

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