We Interrupt This Crankiness . . .

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We interrupt this crankiness because I need help:

Y’all know how horrible I am at naming, and I need a name in the worst sort of way for a woman who’s unleashed her inner Karen (Will & Grace) and Maxine (greeting card aisle), a woman who’s not afraid to sent Hyacinth a monogrammed pail. This woman didn’t just unzip, she went straight to embodiment. She’s Southern (of course), so keep that in mind. And I don’t care if it’s a real woman’s name or a noun (or even a verb) that’s catchy and fun and fits. Know what I mean?

I considered (and have used) Ethel and Blondell, but those doesn’t quite fit. So help me out. Shoot me some names. And hey, my grandmother died years ago, so nicknames are fine, too.

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On another note: I’m going to BlogHer tomorrow, are you? If you are, let me know ’cause I’d love nothing better than to call you Sugar to your precious face.

13 Comments

  1. Angela

    Here are a few names from my past: Mahalie, Walker, Deans, Bruce (yes, for a woman), Ruby, Adeline.  Have a wonderful time at BlogHer! xo

  2. Meredith

    Hyacinth? Do you mean the bucket lady? That being said… The Bucket Lady? 😉

  3. Gemmadonatialighieri

    Clairee or Ouiser (yes, for Shirley MacLaine’s character Ouiser Boudreaux)

  4. Gemmadonatialighieri

    Clairee or Ouiser (yes, for Shirley MacLaine’s character Ouiser Boudreaux)

  5. Teresa

    Well, I assume that you’ve already considered and declined to use “Sugar” for some reason or we wouldn’t be here with our suggestions….

    Iris – stubbornly productive even in the most harsh of circumstances

    Cordelia – for no better reason than I called myself this in another online life…

    Mathilda – my grandmother, my connection to my far past grandmother who had a pre-nup back in the 1700’s (I think I have a lot of her genes)

    Grace – because truth and honest living are true grace, even when they look rough and tumble on the outside

    Hugs and butterflies,
    ~T~

  6. Teresa

    Well, I assume that you’ve already considered and declined to use “Sugar” for some reason or we wouldn’t be here with our suggestions….

    Iris – stubbornly productive even in the most harsh of circumstances

    Cordelia – for no better reason than I called myself this in another online life…

    Mathilda – my grandmother, my connection to my far past grandmother who had a pre-nup back in the 1700’s (I think I have a lot of her genes)

    Grace – because truth and honest living are true grace, even when they look rough and tumble on the outside

    Hugs and butterflies,
    ~T~

  7. illuminary

    petra.. fonda..enid
    ~smile~
    have a good time sugar

  8. Mrsmediocrity

    Well, I immediately thought of Melba Toast, who, years ago, was the sidekick to my Thelma Juice. For real. So feel free to pick either one if the mood strikes you. Love ya, miss you, too.

  9. Anonymous

    First, I love that you are giving her a name! The naming piece is so important when you’re bringing a new person into this world. When I read this, I immediately thought of “Tawanda” as referred to in “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe” (and all she entails in that book). Don’t know if that fits your vision, but that’s what it makes me think of. 🙂 I hope you throw her a birthday party here when you pick the name!! I’ll bring the punch! 🙂

    Second, how was BlogHer?

    • whollyjeanne

      Sugar, I named my car Miss T’EyeWanda (because I didn’t know how to spell it regular like.) And let me tell you what, I ADORE my car. We are deep in relationship, my 2002 Range Rover and me. Yes, that is a fantastic name!
      BlogHer? Well, I met my writing partner in person for the first time, and we spent the entire time soaking each other up, so I’d have to say BlogHer was FANTASTIC! Will I go next year? We’ll talk.
      xo

      • Anonymous

        Love it!!!

  10. Tamara Swerline

    Oh my! G.R.I.T.S. – Girls Raised in the South! Love it, mean it. But as for an actual name? I’m the kind of person who wants two Rottweilers named Smith & Wesson to protect my house. I’m just sayin’

  11. Karen Sharp

    how about: Callahan?

    And then I happened to run into a last name recently that I fell in love with. It was on the name of a contractor’s truck on the highway: Whisenant. LOVE it. (The contractors were Whisenant & Lyle. I’d hire them on their names alone.)

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