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Thinking about words

Bright and early today doing grocery shopping. All done now, and awaiting delivery. I would rather write than clean the refrig. (Wouldn't you?) I am working on the Marlowe-- but this is a little brain side-trip...

Years ago I read about a little girl who named her doll Felony because the word sounded so beautiful it ought to be a name. I sometimes think of words that way too. Stripped of meaning, some words just sound/feel lovely to say and hear. I have asked before if all of you have any favorites, but maybe you will indulge me again.

I like theodolite, and uvula. They seem to me that they could be names.

What do you all think?


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May. 17th, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
Amnesia and Radiant.

You get grocery delivery??I have to lug mine!! I guess I COULD get delivery, for the extra charge, but I've got a thing about saving money. Maybe when I get old and gray....oh wait... Well, maybe when I get feeble. I haven't reached that yet. Thank you, God!!
May. 17th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
Oh believe me, I am totally about saving money. Our delivery is free after 50$. I am doing a two week shopping for a family of four, and a dog and two greedy picky cats! Fifty dollars is a speck on the receding horizon...

I like amnesia and radiant. How about feldspar? (I think that is a boy's name.)
May. 17th, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
"Nunsense" and Sister Amnesia! A local private school where I used to work put the play on several years ago. The student who played Sister Amnesia fit the role so well that many simply thought of her by that name.
May. 17th, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
It is a lovely delicate sounding word. Like maybe it is a flower.
May. 18th, 2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
Feldspar is my son.s moniker on FB!!
May. 17th, 2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
On a somewhat related note: At work, our head tennis pro has a poster on the wall, a large "card" made by a class of young students he had visited and talked to about tennis. Most of the kids signed their names in typical grade school cursive. One, Noah, added a bit to the final "h" to make it look like a "k." I keep thinking that someday I'll have a character named "Noak" in my stories.
May. 17th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Noak is a sailor perhaps?
May. 17th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
I was thinking perhaps of a person from a more ancient time on Stone Island.
May. 17th, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
That could work.
May. 17th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
oleanda (or oleander depending on where you live) - a romantic name for a boy or girl.
May. 17th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
May. 17th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
Sadly, fellatio is a lovely word for a name.
May. 17th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
Fellatio and Uvula could be in the same family. Wonder what their last name is?
May. 17th, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
Aren't theodolites the things that hang from the roof of caves? :}

There are many, many lovely words that I have always thought would make beautiful names but as soon as I read your post, they all magically disappeared from my head! If they ever come back I will let you know.
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