I’ve just come across another op/ed piece by a Michael who really likes his first name:
“Do you prefer Michael or Mike?” It is a much more complicated question than it seems. By my way of looking at it, Michael and Mike are two different guys. It is the beauty of the name. […] Which do I prefer? It’s your call. I like being both. It is the best of both worlds. No wonder it is such a popular name. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
This is the third time I’ve seen someone extol the virtues of “Michael” in print like this. I wonder what it is about the name that instills such pride in its bearers…
Source: “Michael O’Rourke: Mike or Michael? It all depends,” MySanAntonio.com