You'd have to think about naming when you're confronted with a name like Indiana. Look what I found on VH1:
14. Don't Call Us Junior
What's in a name? Only our identity, self-worth and life story — all wrapped up in a neat little appellation. Forget what Shakespeare said: A rose by any other name just wouldn't smell as sweet. You call him Dr. Jones, lady, his professional name.
I watched Indy and the Temple of Doom yesterday and have a date to go see the new movie in about an hour. And while Shorty's reprimand was mostly for comedic effect, I'm intrigued by the reference to his professional name. It's a sign of respect--for the person, for the profession. I wonder how much we recognize names as a method of giving respect. I mean I know to refer to higher ups as Mr. or Ms. or Mrs., but currently my two superiors don't want the reference, yet we refer to the Dean of the Law School as Dean. In my online class, I've already shortened my professional name to Prof. NH for ease, but also because of the unease of the full title.