Friday, February 13, 2009 by Dave Blum

I received this fun icebreaker the other day from Christine McHugh, facilitator extraordinaire.   I think it would be great for corporate team building activities, parties, dinner table conversation, whatever.  All you have to do is create a series of new names for yourself, using the parameters described for each one, below.  For fun, I’ve listed my own answers as well.   Enjoy!

Your Real Name:
Mine: Dave Blum

Your Witness Protection Name: (mothers and fathers middle names)
Mine: Horace S.

Nascar Name: (first name of your mother’s dad, fathers dad)
Mine: Andrew Zachary

Star Wars Name: (the first 3 letter of your last name first 2 letters of your first name
Mine: Bluda

Detective Name: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Mine: Blue Dog

Soap Opera Name: (middle name, town where you were born)
Mine:  Ross San Francisco

Superhero Name: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add “THE” to the beginnng)
Mine: The Grey Beer

Fly Name (first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)
Mine:  Daum

Street Name (fav ice cream flav, fav cookie)
Mine: Mint ginger snap

Rock Star Name (pets name, current street name)
Mine: Candy Frederick

In the case of team building exercises like this one, DO TRY IT AT HOME!