Name Curator has been going for more than a year now, and it amazes me that there are still so many good names out there.
One thing that I am noticing as the names pile up is that I am increasingly drawn to names which instantly conjure up some sense of the person that the name belongs to.
In other words, Zeppy O’Geen may sound like a Dr Seuss character, but can we gain a mental image of him from his name alone?
Kippy Lou Brinkman, on the other hand, sounds like a perky, chirpy US beauty queen – which, of course, she was.
And Billy Boat – say it fast, in one word, billyboat – sounds like someone who needs to drive things fast for a living, which he did.
By golly I love names.
Maynard Um, US IT analyst and iPhone 5 upgrade surveyor
Comfort Sands, US merchant/politician and first NY State Auditor-General
Billy Boat, US driver and Turkey Night Grand Prix midget race winner
Cable Green, US education analyst/researcher and food machine ponderer
Outerbridge Horsey (VII), US architect and seventh-generation Outerbridge Horsey
Zeppy O’Geen, US lacrosser and constant every-game contributor
Whitfield Diffie, US cryptographer and self-described iconoclast
Kippy Lou Brinkman, Miss Washington 1965 and intricate harp music performer
Marynell Meadors, US basketball coach and powers struggle loser
Cyril Curtain, Australian biophysical researcher and lighthouse enthusiast
Tromp van Diggelen, South African physical culturalist and sickly child
Lake Keawekoaikamakaokalani Ka’ai, US gridironer and whirlwind truth teller
Grinling Gibbons, English sculptor & monument maker for NC fave Cloudesley Shovell
Wendell Venerable, US university student and alleged Montee Ball attacker
Darqueze Dennard, US gridironer and cheerleader crush instigator