I was born on March 23, 1990 at Sivakasi. My parents named me “Kannan”. They had a reason for choosing that name. My dad was kind of a devotee of Lord Krishna, so he wanted “Krishna” to be the name. My mother suggested “Kannan” instead, as she was an ardent lover of ‘Tamil’ language and she didn’t want the Sanskritic presence in my name. This the story of ‘Why I was named Kannan’.
So, Kannan is my given name. Let’s dig up the story behind the name ‘Randy Alstone’.
I was a crazy fan of Wrestling in my teenage years, and in WWE I liked Randy Orton the most. I was a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the field of Bodybuilding or Hollywood. Randy Orton’s finishing move was called ‘RKO’, abbreviation for Randal Keith Orton. So I wanted myself to be known as ‘RKA’ which expands as Randy Kannan Arnold, incorporating ‘Randy’ from Randy Orton and ‘Arnold’ from Arnold Schwarzenegger. But later, I sensed that Randy Kannan Arnold was not so good. So I opted to have ‘Kevin’ instead of ‘Kannan’ and ‘Alstone’ in the place of ‘Arnold’, thus keeping the moniker “RKA” still intact. For more effect and uniqueness, I then replaced ‘Kevin’ with “King”.
So, now ‘RKA’ means Randy “King” Alstone, but I can be simply called Randy Alstone.
Signing off, Randy Alstone!