“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
What is in a name? Do you ever come across a name that holds your attention; something about it just resonates? There are 2 people I have come across in social who fit this bill for me. My attachment won’t come as a surprise because I have commented to them on it. However, little did they know I was goofy enough to make it a post.
Both of these lovely ladies are only social acquaintances however; we bump into each other occasionally, but it’s not like we are ‘thick as thieves‘. Their initial reaction to this post, if they even see it, might be a raised eyebrow and wonder ‘who is this guy’?
Trust me, as long as you don’t feed me, I’m as harmless as they come. Hopefully they are sporting enough not to mind the ‘spotlight of silliness’ for one day.
One caveat, both had to marry to achieve totally cool name status; but I’m sure their husbands were happy to oblige.
Drum roll please
In no particular order other than my first choice has an idea this was coming;
Laura Click – as in clickety click, just click on me; click your heels and let’s get out of here. You can find Laura at Blue Kite Marketing where her awesomeness just clicks into place; she has to be great with a name like that, huh?
Laura knows I have already attached myself to her name and has been a very good sport about it.
Molli Megasko – a movie could be made around this name alone. I mean, Being John Malkovich was done, right? Molli could certainly be the female version. And she works for Gini so if anyone could make it happen, Gini certainly can. Every time Molli does a guest post at Spin Sucks I’m compelled to comment on the.best.name.ever. The joke probably wore thin a long time ago; I just don’t know how to let things go sometimes.
Maybe this post will be the fix I need….
What about Aptronyms – Names That Match the Occupation
Linda Toot was the principal flute in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Fingers is a well-know gynecologist in Australia.
Dr. David Toothaker is a dentist in Arkansas.
Sir Russell Brain is a famous English neurologist.
Dr. Hertz was a dentist in Ft. Lauderdale.
Rev. D. Goodenough is a Methodist minister.
Also, Dan Druff for a barber, Felicity Foote for a dance teacher, and James Bugg for an exterminator — all real monikers.
More famously, we have William Wordsworth, the poet; Margaret Court, the tennis champion; Sally Ride, the astronaut; Larry Speakes, the White House spokesperson, Jim Kiick, the football star.
You can only make one first impression; do you think your name in addition to your appearance might have an impact on your audience as well? If you have a last name like Butts or Hitler, do you think the potential negative attention could be a precursor to the person you become? In essence, can a name shape your personality?
It’s been said your name can potentially lead you to the profession you choose; do you believe that?
What great names do you know
Online or off, do you have any names you think are pretty cool? Would you care to share those?
Dorman, you only mentioned two names
Oh, I guess you are right. Well, I’m the third name of course, but I didn’t want to turn this into a post about me which I am prone to do most of the time. I mean, that was a given, right?
What comes to mind when you think of a doorman? Kind, courteous, engaging, humble, helping hand, a smile…..hmmmm, maybe there is something to this.
Did you learn anything from this post? Probably not, but hope you enjoyed the read.