I got to wondering about my name and why I have this name. No, I don't mean my last name, I mean my first and middle names. Well, I guess the place to start is the beginning so my first name is Richard and I was given that name shortly after I was born, if not before. You see, my dad's name was Richard. My middle name is Milton, and that came from my Mother's brother. So, I am Richard Milton. But it didn't stop there.
My Dad (Richard) used his nickname, Dick, so I use that, too. Now my uncle Milton went by the nickname of Bub. When I was a small boy (and in my Mother's eyes I always was her boy) I was called Dicky. (Yes, I know it is supposed to be spelled "Dickie" but we didn't do it that way.) So my named sort of morphed into "Dicky Bub". When I was in my 30's, I moved down south, and guess what, my nickname fit right in for a change along with Bubba, Billy Bob, Jimmy Joe, etc.
My Dad's name was Richard J. and when he went into the Army back in the early 40's, they gave him a hard time wanting to know what the "J" stood for. It didn't stand for anything. His parents never gave him a full middle name. That was the way it was on his birth certificate.
Now, you may ask, how did I get the name Dizzy Dick. I believe I told you how before but will also tell it again now. My amateur radio call is WB3DZY and because of the "DZY" part, all the other Hams started to call me "Dizzy" and the name fit, so I kept it. Now you know the rest of the story (grin). Have a great day, you hear?