I'm the kind of person who skips to the conversation when reading a book.
I was standing at a swim meet with Coach Gretchen a few weeks ago, waiting for one our swimmers to swim, when Gretchen turned to me and said, “Don’t you just love this name?” She was pointing to a name in the program of a swimmer now on the blocks.
“Jazzy Dixon,” Gretchen said. “I just love that name!”
“There’s a name on the record boards at one of the high schools where I officiate,” I told her. “It always makes me smile when I see it. Happy Wonka.”
“I swam against Happy Wonka,” Gretchen exclaimed. “I remember her well.”
I was about to say that it was a really old record, but thought better of it. That would imply that I think Gretchen is old, which I don’t.
I told Grace and Hannah about Jazzy Dixon and Happy Wonka. They both had the same response, “I wonder if she (Happy Wonka) had a brother named William!”
I was telling Deirdre about the whole thing and asked her if she remembered any fun names from swim meets. “I remember Katie Swimm,” I told her. I always liked that name because, with a last name like Swimm, it was so good that she liked swimming.
“My favorite name was Omkar Karkar,” Deirdre said decidedly. “It’s just a fun name to say.”
And it is. Try it.
Do you know any great names?
Lina Button: a neat little name, easy to say and remember. A smiley name: bright as a button!