Congressional candidate Reynolds says he changed name because of girl-sounding name | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Congressional candidate Reynolds says he changed name because of girl-sounding name

Posted By on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 6:29 AM

click to enlarge NO GIRL: Colonel Reynolds.
  • NO GIRL: Colonel Reynolds.
Tea Party Republican Conrad Reynolds, a 2nd District congressional candidate who legally changed his name to Colonel just in time for the May primary, said the name change was rooted in a desire to rid himself of a name that sounded like that of a girl.

I'd noted the name change before and Reynolds' assertion that it had nothing to do with the primary election. The timing was just coincidental, he said. The 63-year-old Reynolds is a retired Army colonel and he says people just know him as Colonel. No, Conrad doesn't sound like a girl's name. But that was not his given name. It was Conald, shortened to Connie, a name he didn't like and so he began calling himself Conrad, after the actor Robert Conrad.

Reynolds' Wikipedia entry now refers to him at one point as Col. Colonel Reynolds. (Maj. Major here: Calling Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder.)

While we're talking Colonel Reynolds, check out his psychedelic campaign-wrapped car above.

Reynolds faces Ann Clemmer, a sixth generation Arkansan, and French Hill, a ninth generation Arkansan, in the Republican primary. November opponents include Patrick Henry Hays, the Democrat.

All this reminds me that my extended family included a Sarge, a Major and a Cap. I also wonder why Reynolds didn't do a full Jill Dabbs and add "Republican" or "Tea Party" to his name.

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (26)

Showing 1-26 of 26

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-26 of 26

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Anybody around?

    The Thanksgiving open line.
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • Turkeys rescued in Yellville enjoy their Thanksgiving

    Farm Sanctuary, an animal protection organization, sends word that four turkeys rescued from the Yellville Turkey Trot after the annual drops from buildings and an airplane will enjoy Thanksgiving in friendlier places
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • The New Orleans charter school 'miracle'? It's a ruse

    The New Orleans Tribune has a devastating piece of editorial commentary, based on local reporting and test scores, that lays bare the depiction of the charterization of New Orleans public schools 12 years ago as a miracle of the "reform" movement.
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Anybody around?

    • Great story deadseasquirrel! I haven't heard the NPR version. As someone who grew up during…

    • on November 24, 2017
  • Re: Anybody around?

    • NVR, have you heard arlo's performance of Alice's Restaurant that was on npr some thanksgiving,…

    • on November 24, 2017
  • Re: Anybody around?

    • Max and friends please listen to first two hours of this- November 20, 2017. Dane…

    • on November 24, 2017



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation