09 January 2007

36 the killing time question of the day

if you were of the opposite gender, what would your name be?

not as in what would your parents have named you, but what name would you pick as most you.

i'm obviously linus. if i remember correctly, bombsy is lionel.

discuss amongst yourselves.

36 comments:

Linda said...

I would be Maximo. Or Sheldon.

oline said...

i vote for sheldon. because then the kids at the playground would only pull off your glasses and give you wedgies. they wouldn't be tempted to call you "maxi pad."

Linda said...

Evan would be Diamond. Named after an American Gladiator.

Clark MF Price said...

I would be Adele. Single name. Like Cher.

nick said...

hmmm.... i like abigayle, and that spelling in particular.

nick said...

but if i had to be named after a Gladiator... totally Elektra. that friggin show rocked.

oline said...

i love how incredibly old school everyone would be. linus, lionel, sheldon, and adele. diamond and elektra would probably just go goof off together in the corner.

nick said...

throwing medicine balls at each other and finding things to joust with. i can seriously hear the american gladiators theme song in my head right now.

nick said...

holy crap!!! ...and it sounds just like this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TLfACqLDeTM

Clark MF Price said...

Sadly, like kids are wont to do, they will associate you with the crappy movie Elektra. A movie that stars Jennifer Garner, which if my memory serves me correct, Oline has a particular distaste for.

oline said...

indeed. because she created all kinds of trouble between felicity and noel in season one and it took them a full two seasons to recover then she married noel in real life and then she dumped him in real life- as though coming in between him and felicity and destroying their three future seasons of fictional happiness just wasn't enough.

not that i hold a grudge against fictional characters and the people who play them or anything.

Meggie said...

Um, wow... The weirdness astounds me.

First off, American Gladiators rocked and when I found it in reruns... *sighs* I must admit, I got excited.

Two, for some reason the only guy's name that is popping in my head is Ferdinand but I so don't see myself as a Ferdinand. Ooh, how about Kincade? Or Elijah?

oline said...

meggie darling, do you really want to be named after thomas kincade, painter of light?

Les Savy Ferd said...

what a great question. my apologies for being AWOL yesterday.

hmmm. I think my name might be one of those 'noun' names. I'm thinking Melody. Maybe with a modifier after it like Jane.

Bombsy said...

Melody actually sounds perfect for a female Doug. Like so perfect it's a little wierd.
Y'all, no one wants to be Elektra! Trust me, I know one, and I think you are like obligated to be completely insanity if you're an Elektra. That's the rub...names come with certain qualities one must fufill, no? Like you can't be a Caroline and NOT be dainty. And you can't be a Lionel and NOT be a dandy.
Whoa. Did I just get to serious, y'all?

oline said...

i imagine lionel must wear a cravat all the time. even in bed.

Bombsy said...

oh yes. he's comletely julien from the witching hour. that's who i'd be if i was a guy.

Bombsy said...

omg, and if you were linus, you could keep all the "line" business.
like "plans-o-linus"!
carolinus. its so orlando.

oline said...

and as lionel you'd be gaining some jazzy prefixativity- plansonel, plotsonel, bombsonel, danceonel, personel.

Les Savy Ferd said...

dread pirate melody? i dunno. the female me might have to find a new line of work.

oline said...

melody would wear beads and spangles and high slit skirts and sing in a smoky nightclub somewhere in nevada. like cherie from bus stop.

Les Savy Ferd said...

i think you are on the right track. somehow i think the girl me is a bit scandalous.

as for you I'm pretty sure Linus is either an inventor of some kind or an all-pro quarterback.

oline said...

an inventor more like, i think. because i'm pretty sure boy me would be entirely too gloriously metrosexual for football.

Linda said...

No, no. You would totally be the quarterback. All your girly fabulousness would completely reverse itself into being the biggest, most macho thing ever. you would totally crush a beer can on your head.

Meggie said...

It's not Kincade as in Thomas Kincade... It's Kincade as in this Kincade in a book I once read but he went by Cade... Hence why I used to always say that if I ever had the misfortune enough to get pregnant and it was a boy, I would name him Elijah Kincade but he would go by Cade.

Linda said...

I changed my mind. Mine would be Admiral. Or Your Highness.

Clark MF Price said...

Linus would defintitely be a scholar/inventor/scientist. Look at Linus Pauling.

I have never met a football player named Linus, let alone an Olinesque football player. Even though she was the Fitness Queen Applebuddy at Applebee's!!!!!1

oline said...

that was a pervy little workplace with all the applebuddy boys feeling up my arms during every shift.

and i think linus pauling is one of the world's great names. no idea why. is just has good flow.

and i suppose for you, admiral, we'll allow a switch. so you would be a boater boy? remember in jackson with kj, the scary art dealer dude who gave us the "tour" of that thomas kincade painting? ew.

Linda said...

That's what i think of whenever i see a Thomas Kinkade. The creepy man who dimmed the lights for us. Ew. Dimmed lights.

oline said...

i think we came this close to getting kicked out of the thomas kincade store. which would've been awesome.

Meggie said...

Thomas Kincade is just creepy. He calls it Christian art. How is a crap painting of a house in a field called Christian art?

Caro, might need to phone date tonight. Can't this weekend 'cause I get to meet the in-laws and then on Sunday, they're giving me a gun and we're going skeet shooting. Yeah, Mike's got a lot of faith in me.

oline said...

it's because of the lights, meggie. i can't explain. you had to be there and have that guy dimming the lights to get it.

just give me a shout.

for the record, my weekend will involve neither skeet nor shooting.

Clark MF Price said...

I listen to way too much rap/hip-hop.

nick said...

so i should cancel saturday's surprise round of skeet shooting?

oline said...

um... consider that scratched.

nick said...

ahhh, dammit!