[1] Just who am I?
Who am I, that is the question. Well, I can explain myself differently, depending on which name I choose! See, most people are named with one or two names, max three. Some, like me, were given two names that can be modified and arranged to form a number of nameable options. I believe that people ought to have at least six names. I'll tell you why I think so. Say you're ordering something online, or you want to creat a user for yourself on some site - why use your real name? I mean, do you really think they'll care if you write 'Princess Purple XII' instead of 'Jane Doe'? All they need to know is some name that they can use when they email you, "Congratulations, Princess Purple XII! We're proud to inform you that you are the winner of a brand new, state of the art iPod Touch! To claim your prize, please fulfill seven of the following offers and send $29.95 shipping and handling to..." You know what's really funny? I recently took this personality test online and in order for them to send the results to my email, they simply MUST have my name. So I carefully fill in "Who" for the first name and "Cares" in the last name field. When I get the email from them a few minutes later, it reads "So Who Cares, you are a Motivational Visionary blah blabbity blah"! Basically, it's a prudent idea to have a few random names handy. Ruchiccio's taken (in case you were looking around this page for inspiration).

[2] What's the deal?
What's Ruchiccio all about? You know that expression "What's in a name?" It was William Shakespeare who said, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." He's saying (IMHO, not necessarily is this what Cliff Notes will tell you) that no matter what name is assigned to something - or someone - it will always represent the same type of thing. A rose, in this case, will always be this red, fragrant flower no matter what name you give it. That applies to Ruchiccio as well. Even though I got myself this vogue name, I still am who I am.

Ruchiccio is a name that sprang into my mind in the year 2005. It all began when I was introduced to the uniquest and thrillingest game ever - ZUMA Deluxe. (click here to download a trial version of the game - the full version costs $19.95 and is worth every cent). It's a game that focuses on your visual reflexes, aim and speed.

Zuma opening screen   Zuma play menu   Zuma game in progress

This game came with its own, completely fabricated language. And you thought mine was ununderstandable? Well. Zuma's term for 'get ready!' is 'eeka chaka zuka' and when you finished the series it's 'yaa zawgi'. I did NOT make that up. Ask any other zumaddict. Anyway, when you come into the game for the first time, they prompt you to enter a name. They have a couple random, sample names which follow their weird lingo. Suddenly, the name I had typed in looked very much like a recipe for peanut butter sandwiches in a Martha Stuart cookbook. Really out of place. In a split-second decision, I added the suffix of 'iccio' just for effect. I loved it. Ruchiccio was born!

[3] How it works!
Pronouncing a word correctly is extremely important. That can give a word like 'read' a difference of either 'color of ketchup' or 'perused a book'. Pronouncing Ruchiccio correctly is no small feat! You need real grammarial brains (or some inside info) to properly say it - with the correct stress and all!

RU - ruh (the 'u' like in 'sugar')  CHI - chee (as in the hair iron)  CCI - chee again (one more hair iron to go)  O - oh (omg, I got it!)

And the stress is on the CHI part like ruCHIccio. You should know that Ruchiccio wasn't always pronounced this way. In the short time after its inception, I said the CHI part with the kind of noise you get when you have an allergic itch in your throat (quick - the Benadryl!). Then a fine aunt of mine pointed out that a chocolate-sounding 'ch' is more sophisticated. I listened.

Consider yourself taught by an expert in Ruchicciology. You can still find some studious souls who are absorbed with their PHD's, BA's, and CSW's, but none involved with the little-known MIR (Master in Ruchicciology). This isn't taught in Flatbush or Israel, btw. And now that you feel proud of having learned the ins and outs of the name, check out the other nifty pages on the site!