Posts Tagged ‘names’
No particular priority, just the order I met people in…
1. Markus Blank.
From Obscurvitory days. Markus used to work at Carte Blanche; I used to drink there. Always thought it would be a great name for a character in a postmodern novel.
2. Larry McGuinness.
Larry was my housemate in Cape Town. Seems quintessentially Irish, although he´s not.
3. Bart Smithers.
Kim´s boss. And that is his real his name, not kidding.
4. Krash King.
My former boss, from when I worked in Jozi. Krash King might not be his birth name, but it is his legal one. Watch this space for the next time he changes it.
5. Thomas Shambler.
Works for the same company I do in Dubai. Affectionately known as “shambles”. I feel his name also has novel potential.
What are some of your favourite names, like of actual people? Have realised my list is shamefully unrepresentative, so would love it if you could add some diversity via the comments box!
Not sure if anyone´s noticed my reading list, which is located on the sidebar on the right of this page. Am too bloody lazy to write reviews of the books I´ve read, but will entertain discussions in the comment box.
Otherwise, I´m really disappointed that only four people have voted in my poll so far… Um, make that three, since I voted once at work, and once at home. C´mon guys, get voting – it´s no fun to be nameless until you make up your minds! Actually, “Trinny” is gaining popularity in Dubai – if you prefer a different nickname for me, you know how to make your voice heard.
T: I think when I go to Dubai I´m going to tell everyone to call me Trinny.
Mim: You don´t need to change who you are.
T: I´m not changing who I am; just what I´m called. Anyway, Kim was the one who started calling me Trinny, and I like it.
Pim: Then I can be Trinny-dad!
Kim: But who´ll be Tobago?
Having dinner at the Yellow House with Sue and some other friends when I was in Grahamstown…
T: So have you thought of any names for your baby?
N: Ja, we’re going to call her Maya.
T: That’s such a lovely name. You know, I was at playgroup yesterday and everyone seemed to have kids with stupid names like Phoebe and Ethan.
N: Ethan was our choice for a boy…
Not much chance of talking myself out of that one!