My real name is
Yesterday my name was
Tomorrow my name will be
In my dreams my name is
Secretly I know my name is
My friend thinks my name is
The name I whisper is
Your names can be as silly or serious as you wish them to be. Trot out your names and see what emerges. Feel free to improvise on the structure as well. it's perfectly okay to break the rules here. Your names and moods might change with the seasons, or across the days and years.
Think about those names your friends and family call you. Inspiration might be found there.
When I thought about my many names, this is what happened for me:
What's In A Name?
My name was once Red Dog
-running wild and free
My real name is Logophile
Today my name is Arnie, the Prickly Bear
Tomorrow, my name will be Story Saver
In my dreams, my name is Light Seeker
Next week, my name will be Buster Smith The week after, Alvin Riot
Sometimes, my name is Earnest One or Frivolous Dancer
I'd rather my name be, Rupert than Stupid
Secretly, I know my name is Curious Wanderer
You, may call me Lefty
You, (and Paul Simon) may call me Al
'You may call me Terry, you may call me Timmy
You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy
You may call me R.J., you may call me Ray
You may call me anything but no matter what you say'
Bob Dylan, Gotta Serve Somebody