Connecticut’s new governor campaigned as Dan Malloy, but has declared he prefers to be known by his given name, Dannel. Dannel P. Malloy.
Conversely, Connecticut’s last Democratic governor, William A. O’Neill, declared he preferred to be known as Bill. It’s all about image.
I’ve always been ambivalent about Gerry and Gerald. I suppose I could have assumed a nom de air when I began my career, but I thought that would have been insulting to my parents, who bought the naming rights to me sometime before that.
So in honor of our new governor…