February 19th, 2009

i am the doctor, beyond that i just don't know

for charloft: What's in a name?

So tell us about your name. Do you have a middle name? Do you have several? Do you go by a pseudonym? A nickname? Why? What about your username? Give us a story. There’s got to be some reason you’re called what you are called.

He has a name. It is not a particularly unpleasant or embarrassing name. It's not even a particularly special name, except for how it is special to him.

He has the name cooed to him from infanthood and he is called it when it's time for dinner. He is taught how to write it and he learns when it's said in a certain tone of voice he's in very, very deep trouble. His mother pats his head and murmurs his name as she gives him a kiss goodnight. His father stands by the bedroom door, distant and cold, then says his name once as a gesture of goodnight and walks away.

His mother tells him that his name is unique. That he should cherish his name, it's the only name he'll ever have. It's the only time in his life he can remember his mother being wrong.

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Muse: The Doctor (Ten)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 751