Daily Maestroism

Daily Maestroism #709

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

DM #709: Yes, I have Americanized it. No, you donโ€™t gotta roll your Rs to say it. Gotta thank my girl @Fit_dr for this one ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ.


So, I often get asked how I came up with the name The Movement Maestro, and the truth is it was a bit of a second choice ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ. I had original branded myself as the Movement Mechanic ๐Ÿ”ง, but then after some investigation ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I discovered that some massage therapists out in Denver had already trademarked that name. As such, I went back to the drawing board, looking for another name that began with the letter M. Enter: Maestro ๐Ÿค“.


Now, originally I struggled with it, very much understanding that folks would probably have a hard time spelling it (and apparently pronouncing it). But, I saw a quote from Uzo Adobo (Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black) about why she wouldnโ€™t change her Nigerian name for acting, and it stuck with me. The story goes that when she was a kid she asked her mom if she could change her name so that it would be easier for the other kids to pronounce it. Without missing a beat, her mom said, โ€œIf they can learn to say Tchaikovsky, and Michelangelo, and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.โ€ So, Maestro stayed ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ.


Itโ€™s been about 3 years that Iโ€™ve had this moniker, and I must say that I love it more and more each day. Unfortunately, some folks do struggle to pronounce it how I like it to be pronounced, so Iโ€™m hoping this will help clear things up. My-Strow. Not My-Es-Trow. Not May-strow. If you got that latin tongue and can say it with some flavor ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป, I wonโ€™t stop you. Otherwise, My-Strow will do just fine. Love you all. Even if you said it wrong. โค๏ธ


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