Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Suck at Naming Things

The first thing I got to name all by myself was the cat my dad gave me for my ninth birthday. Now, when I was nine, I went to a hippie school, where we called our teachers by their first names. A teacher at my hippie school was named Florence, but she always went by Fluffy, and, so in honor of a favorite teacher, I named my cat Fluffy. I still cringe when I write those those words. I named my cat Fluffy. Might as well name a dog Buddy. Which I didn't, by the way. He came with a name.

I did a little better with my second cat, which is a good thing because I had to live with her name for 20 years. I named her Stevie, which I think is a cool name for a girl. Every single vet she ever had used male pronouns with her, but otherwise, it was an OK name. She was named after an obscure British poet however, which wouldn't have been bad, except that even I hadn't read her poems. I always had to explain that she was named after some poet that I didn't know anything about. She was played by Glenda Jackson in the movie. I should have just named the cat Glenda. At least I know who she is.

Anyway, five years ago when I started this blog, I named it "Under Construction" which I thought was clever, because I was writing about going on a Habitat trip where I would be doing construction work. Get it? Yeah. I know. It turns out not to be very clever.

So, here's where you come in. Please, give me a better name to write at the top of this page. I'm getting annoyed with the old one. Thank you for your time.


Fern said...

I got it, I got it... "Who IS that girl?"

Chris H. said...

"Life in the mindfield" or
"al fresco" or
"I less-than-three math" ;-)

OneN said...

How about..."No fluff"
or "2539 47 2665"
I guess I suck at this too...darn.

ppc said...

I kinda like "Under Construction" but, if I must offer a suggestion, how 'bout "All Things Considered"?

Side Note:
Too bad you hate music so much. Telling people Stevie was named after Stevie Nicks would have been WAY easier. The personalities kinda matched too.

Alex said...

I thought about the Stevie Nicks idea, but knew even less about her (him?) than I did about Stevie Smith. My most clever answer was Cat Stevens, but I never actually used it, because I get all sweaty and agitated when I lie.

Jill said...

How about "Mesmeric in Minneapolis"?

Sorry, that's all I got. I've been sitting here for 10 minutes trying to think of something else and I'm drawing a blank.

Alex said...

Hey, everybody, the One With One N just called me "cool". Or maybe "Book".

rachael said...

Al -

Ok. I prefer Under Construction. Partly because I don't like change.


1) Math Symbols. or maybe now that I think of it, Math Cymbals..

2) There is no 2, I'm not very good at this either.... No one liked any of my suggestions for the breakfast blog's name.....

Anonymous said...

Hi - just stumbled onto this blog and read a few entries. I really thought the post "I really am a giant nerd" was pretty cool....although I can't believe I passed calculus! Anyway I think you should name it High-PI.