As I was packing for my vacation, I came across an old ticket stub, from a previous reunion. Which led me to think about the people there, logically taking me back in time, to all the other similar events, finally ending with a crystal clear picture of a high school “friend” whose name was Picklesymer. Yep, I think we “went out” for one week.*Shudders* did you follow that? It’s sooo okay if you didn’t…But, the point is, the name created a mental flip, recalling other odd names of people in my history. Another young man had the initials R. A. W. (you know who you are). Yikes, glad things didn’t progress with him!
Again, the point is in the name. How much thought do people invest in names? I’ve heard countless jokes about my own, ♫♪ Rooooxannne ♫♪ You don’t have to put on the red dress tonight…♫♪ or Foxy Roxy sung to the tune Foxy Lady. If I go back far enough, to elementary school, my valentines were addressed to Rocksand.
What names send you howling, make you shake your head in pity, or wish you’d thought of that for one of your characters?