Every Michael I spoke with, in fact, was very nice and did not stab me to death nor choke me with a telephone cord.
Another Michael — 30-year-old Omaha native Michael Meyers who now works in Okoboji, Iowa — was born well after the first movie came out.
He was born in September of ’88, a month before “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” came to theaters.
So clearly his parents knew what they were doing, right?
“Actually,” he said, “it’s hard to believe, but both of my parents are adamant that they had no idea. My mom said she just liked the name Michael, and that it was a good Catholic name.”
Regardless of intent, the result was a lot of teasing in middle school, high school and well beyond.
“Every single week of my life, this topic has come up,” he said. “Any time I use my debit card or show my driver’s license, somebody makes a remark or has a slight smirk or a giggle and then they tell the same jokes that I’ve heard 8,000 times.”
“A little bit of everything. Like, ‘Oooh, that’s scary.’ I’ve heard it all, and I just take it in stride at this point.”
Meyers had an old boss who gave him a Michael Myers mask. His wife’s co-workers, upon learning her husband’s name, joked that if she ever comes up missing, they’ll know who the prime suspect is. (Just a little light ribbing about a husband murdering his wife!)