17 April 2008

18 nomme de guerre

my father is strange. we all know this. but, among his many, many as yet unrevealed strangenesses, one is a procivity for names.

come to think of it, this is probably not surprising either given that i am my father's daughter and i have rechristened pretty much every single soul in my acquaintance. but back to my point...

when he was clerking at fred p. gaddes, my father jotted down names off the refusal of credit list. daisy catchings was a family favorite.

there's the ages old joke that if i'd had brothers and sisters, they would've all been given variations of my name so that my father could stand at the bottom of the stairs and shout: caroline, carl ryan, claire ann, cal van.

and of course, we've got witness protection names. for decades, we've been prepped for a fast escape to mexico as dean burrito, belle grande, and little fajita.

so i thought we were all set, identity-wise. apparently not. yesterday, my father discovered my latest alter ego: lya de putti.

18 comments:

Les Savy Ferd said...

your dad is awesome.

oline said...

that's one word for it.

Les Savy Ferd said...

super awesome

Dananator said...

my witness protection name is rafaela chubasco.

wait, was i supposed to keep that a secret?

Les Savy Ferd said...

when i googled how to find out one's witness protection name i found the following list of oddities and there most underwhelming results:

10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother & father's middle name)
Ann Earl
9. NASCAR NAME: (first name of your mother's dad, fathers dad)
Clarence Phillip
8. STARWARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, 2 letters of your first)
Ggsdo
7. DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, fav animal)
Navy Bird
6. SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Earl Hamburg
5. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add "THE" to the beginning)
The Turquoise Whisky
4. FLY GIRL/GUY NAME: (1st 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)
Dogs (weird!!!!!)
3.. GANGSTA NAME: ( fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie)
Vanilla Macaroon
2. ROCK STAR NAME: (current pets name, current street name)
Barry Lincoln
1. STRIPPER NAME: ( name of your fav perfume/cologne, fav candy)
1 sweet-tart

oline said...

i wanna play!

10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: jo alan
9. NASCAR NAME: joe jullian
8. STARWARS NAME: eatfa
7. DETECTIVE NAME: yellow vieve
6. SOAP OPERA NAME: caroline memphis
5. SUPERHERO NAME: THE polka-dot rum
4. FLY GIRL/GUY NAME: faon
3.. GANGSTA NAME: vanilla sugar
2. ROCK STAR NAME: genevieve arlington
1. STRIPPER NAME: lovely reeses

and was that the dananator???

Dananator said...

yep, it's me...your blog is not only highly entertaining and of itself, it is also an excellent way to procrastinate on grading papers.

i gotta say, in terms of rock star names, genevieve arlington might have barry lincoln beat. : ) mine would be wink lincoln, which i might use for my detective name instead.

i'm surprised they didn't have drag queen name on there. or maybe that's played out.

Dananator said...

Starwars name: Dunda

awesome.

oline said...

i was sitting here thinking genevieve arlington was awesome as it gets, then you went and dropped dunda on us. K was right, danamo. when you show up, you never do disappoint.

Dananator said...

wait for it:

superhero name: The Crimson Coffee

i'm running out of archived posts...anything we can do about this...: )

Meggie said...

Ooh, my turn!!!

10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: Fulton Moore
9. NASCAR NAME:
Cecil Iverson (it is a good redneck name)
8. STARWARS NAME:
thome
7. DETECTIVE NAME:
Green Dog
6. SOAP OPERA NAME:
Michie Franklin
5. SUPERHERO NAME:
The Red Coke
4. FLY GIRL/GUY NAME:
Meon (how would you even say that?)
3.. GANGSTA NAME:
Mint Chocolate Chip Chocolate Chip
2. ROCK STAR NAME:
Delilah 1st Ave N
1. STRIPPER NAME:
Issey Miyake M&M

oline said...

wow, danamo. three years of my life gone just like that.

and isn't cecil more british guy with a monacle, wearing a smoking jacket reading a man for all seasons than a nascar dude?

Meggie said...

You obviously never met my grandfather or the Arkansas side of the family.

s.h.e. said...

this seems like fun...
10. Witness- Jean "Unknown"
9. Nascar- Christopher "Unknown"
8. StarWars- Eggst
7. Detective- Purple Canine
6. Soap- Herbert Nashville
5. Superhero- The Sky Blue Diet Dew
4. Fly Guy- Ston
3. Gangsta- Chocolate Chip White Chocolate Macadamia Yo!
2. Rock Star- Moby Sunflower
1. Stripper- Emporium Rolo

how bizarre. this was an interesting time filler. thanks for letting me play.

Clark MF Price said...

My superhero name would be The Brown Kool-aid. Which sounds pretty bad.

If I had to change my name it would either be Cheddar Malone or Rocket Phase III.

Linda said...

should there ever be a babydear, it will have the nascar name of Dwight Gerald.

"Dwight Geraaald! you git in heer this instant!"

Meggie said...

I think Steven so far has the best superhero name.

And Linda's kid is gonna have a GREAT Nascar name.

Les Savy Ferd said...

but did Dana read all the comments, 'cause that's like twice as much bounce to the ounce, or something (i really didn't say that.)