I mentioned this a time or two but I am OBSESSED with the process that people go through when naming their babies. I love it. So, obviously, lists like this are interesting to me. (Not usually totally surprising, however.)
Tell me about the names you choose for your children, please. (Human or fur babies.)
I like naming cats after places. See: Wilkes from Wilkes-Barre and a kitty named Elsie after Elsie Street in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights.
I always wanted two dogs named Pozzo and Lucky (from Waiting for Godot, ‘cause I’m insufferable like that). Pozzo would be big, dumb, and sweet; Lucky would be small and bossy. But then we heard about a rescue pup named Zoe and though we spitballed other names, it just seemed to fit (however … AND PROMISE ME THIS STAYS BETWEEN US … she was actually named after Zooey Deschanel! of all the people! of all the stars i care not one whit about! her sister was Emily!! oh, it’s embarrassing).
I was really hooked on Gemma for a girl’s name — it’s my great-grandma’s name — but I dunno. Feel like it might be getting too popular.
Our current thinking for a girl and boy is … oh, can’t tell you! All I can say is neither is on this list. (Though in fairness, neither is Gemma.)
I said more or less all of that to Gena, who’s been doing a semester in London, and she said “Yes! Totally! … But then I went to Lisbon and it was the complete opposite. Every woman was so beautiful that I just didn’t even bother.”
After a moment’s thought she added, “It was sort of nice really. You know — not trying.”
…which I love because it says SO MUCH about the long strange trip that is the life of the female human.
(And how modest she is. I KNOW that girl can compete.)
All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel…. Think about it. There’s escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.
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