What’s in a name? Much, I say, for I have just been bestowed one by my parents. Kingsley Charles Hartley is what I shall be known as. Before this moment I was spoken of as “the baby.” I quite liked that. But I like my name even more. Its the first thing I own!
It was my father, Erroll, who chose my first name; my middle name ‘Charles’ both my dad and his paternal forebears possess, and my mum Alice adored them both, and put together, she claims, suited me perfectly. And so I ‘the baby’ overnight became ‘Kingsley Charles Hartley.’
Kingsley is a traditional English name, meaning: From the king’s wood/meadow. It has been used as a boy’s first name since the 19th century.
According to pop psychology (which, lets face it, we all secretly love/hate in equal measures), people with this name have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition.
‘Kinglseys’ tend to be creative and excellent at expressing themselves. They are drawn to the arts, and enjoy life immensely. They are often the center of attention, and enjoy careers that put them in the limelight. They tend to become involved in many different activities, and are sometimes reckless with both their energies and with money.
See? Destined to be a reckless rolling stone living life either in front of a camera or on a stage, and no doubt gonna be causing my good folks some sleepless nights keeping me in check!