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A New Order for Old System/ 11th Approximation (standard:Fan Fiction, 803 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Apr 30 2011Views/Reads: 1982/971Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Dan and Juggernaut, fictional characters attempt a new system for assigning last names to Indian American based on their professions.
 



A New Order for Old System 11th Approximation 

Subba Rao 

“Well it is time we have to get a new order for our old caste based name
system,” said Dan shuffling papers on his desk. 

“What you have in mind,” Juggernaut was curious. 

“Well, according to the latest censes we the Indian Americans are the
new Ethnic group to reckon with in American economy and politics.” 

“That's sure.” 

“The old caste system that kept us together and prosperous in our old
country was breaking apart fast in this country; therefore, we need a 
new system to keep people in their respective traditional family 
professions together.” Dan appeared very serious and committed. 

Dan is only nickname; his real name is so long and it was difficult to
pronounce even for his own countrymen, he was forced to shorten it. He 
ran a business ‘Breakthru for Better Future' for relocating people 
arriving in scores from his old country to the new country. Juggernaut 
was a hired hand to help him out in paper work; like getting work 
permits, submitting compliance reports and paying fines for 
non-compliance etc.  His job title was ‘Pencil Pusher.' 

“Think big and see how three million or so of our country men can be
categorized into a profession based name system with a last name that 
identifies them with their profession and still sounds American,” 
suggested Dan. 

“So, that's the basis for the new order for the old system then?”
inquired Juggernaut. 

“Yes, people in information technology or health care or academics or
finance or leisure and hospitality shall be grouped and assigned with a 
new last name representing their occupation.” 

“How about those that doesn't belong to these professions?” Juggernaut
expressed a serious doubt. 

“True, there are lots of people with no designated professions.” 

“Like you and I for example,” Juggernaut was now more specific. 

“I understand, lets create a miscellaneous category with a special last
name for them.” 

“That's easy,” agreed Juggernaut. 

“Now, you go start thinking about a name that suits each profession for
consideration.” 

“OK, let's say for those in leisure and hospitality business, their last
name shall sound leisure, it is only in sound we were interested in, 
the spelling can vary; say for example, Mr./Ms. Lesure, Mr./Ms. 
Lesurson, Mr./Ms. Leisure, Mr./Ms. Lasuer, Mr./Ms. Leusaran, Mr./Ms. 
Lesurly, Mr./Ms. Lesurbury, Mr./Ms. Lesuristine, Mr./Ms. Leisurban 
etc., These names sound novel, American and yet represents a 
profession,” “with these last names one can easily figure it out that 
they are in the business of leisure and hospitality,” Juggernaut 
appeared satisfied with his talent in English vocabulary. 

“Yeah, that's a good start.” Dan was immersed in something he was good
at; making plans for the future. 

For those in health care business; “Dr./Mr./Ms. Medsen, Dr./Mr./Ms.
Medson, Dr./ Mr./Ms. Medcaughlin, Dr./Mr./Ms. Medkowich, Dr./Mr./Ms. 
Medkowleser, Dr./Mr./Ms. Medkowsky, Dr./Mr./Ms. Medlin, Md./Mr./Ms./ 
Medlander, etc.” 

“You are on the right track.” 

Lets say for those in Information technology business; “Mr. /Ms.


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