Yes... in case you haven't noticed, Ruben is my real name. Ruben in it's Spanish form, or Reuben in it's English translation.
Growing up it was cool because it was not common like Carlos, Luis or Juan who are a dime a dozen. At a mall full with people, hearing somebody scream "RUBEN!" was more than likely somebody calling me... awesome.
Some people told me that the name reminds them of a baseball player, others mention Ruben Berrios, a puertorican political figure. But very few say they have met another Ruben besides me.
In the states, somebody had the wonderful idea of nickname an eff sandwich after me. It took me a few months to figure out why perfectly straight Caucasian males often say I was "tasty... Mmmmm".
So, when you see/hear Ruben... what comes to mind? A sandwich, some guy from the bikeforums? some other Ruben you know?
Do you have an unusual name or nickname yourself?