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sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.03.2011
August 3       Big Name     My name has a foreign sound; my head turns when it is called.  I recognize this as training not identity.  I remember teaching the dog her name.  I called it while petting and praising her, soon the name was hers.  Now, I think of G-d.  Did we...
SharonWalling's picture
Jun.12.2011
I’m going to name my house. Well, maybe not my house, but my back yard. The backyard that has held multiple tables for a medieval Yule, when a “king” from a different land visited and played the bagpipes, where each dish of the feast was heralded by a young squire. “My lords and ladies, the first...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.20.2011
So now I suppose we will all be treated to a series of novels from President Bush about a particular president who offset all evils. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Craig Fritz for The New York Times Valerie Plame Wilson, the former C.I.A. operative. "Ms. Wilson will write them with Sarah...
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.07.2010
Okay, people, we have two possible names for what's-not-fiction so far: Creative writing Logoscriptography Just to get the creative juices going, he's a couple of possibles from me (mine aren't eligible): Authenticon Realology So keep those ideas pouring in....
dale-estey's picture
Aug.30.2010
I doubt it was lost on Franz Kafka that he was named after the leader of the whole Empire where he was born, Franz Joseph I. His father named him Franz so he could assimilate into the predominant (and non-Jewish) culture of Prague. Kafka also had a Jewish name. It was Amshel. Both are recorded on...
lydia-carter's picture
Jan.07.2010
Really, what's in a name? I've sat back for years and watched women give unique names to their children and I never really knew the meaning behind any of them. But now, as I look back I am convinced that the name doesn't make the person, the person makes the name. I was born Lydia, and in the...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Sep.19.2009
This is my friend. I could not give her a name for years, I pondered on it and gave up and returned when I remembered to but still nothing came and if it did nothing seemed to suit. I mean I could not imagine her a Sara or a Liz or a Collette or a Clare. So I kept dropping the matter and letting it...
kunzang-drolma's picture
Apr.09.2009
My name requires a lot of spelling aloud, multiple times. Often, on the phone, there is first a pause, and then "Could you spell that?" Not once, but two or three times. It is understandable; it is not a familiar name here in the west.   It is not the name of my birth; my Australian...
ryoma-collia-suzuki's picture
Nov.10.2008
Trying to think of a name for the main character of a story I'm writing has been the source of much amusement this week. To get a story onto paper quickly as part of NaNoWriMo 2008, I decided to write a tongue in cheek coming of age story which is based on my childhood. I used my own name to begin...
chelsea-woolf's picture
Jun.03.2008
Do you have a relationship with your handwriting?  I've had a an interesting friendship with mine.  I think about this almost every time that I write in my paper journal. I've noticed that my penmanship has suffered some from my addiction to the keyboard... and so has my spelling. Some of my...