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Re: OT- Where did your name come from?
its my name....kinda. the year I was born lots of male kids got the same OEM name I did. In fact when I was growing up I had 4 friends with the same first name, which was confusing if nothing else.
When I got busy playing music in public I wanted a name a little less generic than the one I came with, so I just Xed out one of the letters and made a new one. I have been 'daxe' for about 23 years now (it rhymes with tax, by the way) and the name is used so consistently that a lot of people think it is my real name.
In a semi-related story, I also came with a really generic last name, which I always hated. About the same time I started using 'daxe' I started using an old family surname (Rexford) lost through adoption two generation previous. Daxe Rexford had a nice ring to it for use onstage and recordings and stuff.
When I got married in 1996, i decided to take that opportunity to legally change my last name to Rexford, which I had been using professionally since 1980. So far so good!