Mudcat Café message #717270 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #47526   Message #717270
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
25-May-02 - 01:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: the funny business of names
Subject: RE: BS: the funny business of names
My favorite honest-to-goodness name of an old friend of mine was Romer Klebesaddle. He was named for Sax Romer who wrote the Fu Man Chu books. He lived in my rooming house when I was in college. Norb Jaworsky lived there, too. I like the name of the author of a famous children's book, Wanda Gag. Well, do you?

Many years ago I was teaching a class of kids at the Newark Museum in New Jersey, and we got talking about cats. I had a brother and sister in the class and they said that they had cats. When I asked them the name of their cats, they were the same name as the brother and sister. I said, "Oh, isn't that nice... your parents named your cats after you..," and the kids answered, "Oh, no! We were named after our cats!" Honest! No, their names were not Fluffy and Pookums.

There was a family by the name of Katz in my home town.. ran the local junk yard. They named their kids Tom and Kitty, and thought that they were terminally cute. They were.

Jerry