May 09, 2009

Name Sweepstakes For The Next Addition To The LMC Clan

The ground rules: no names which coincide with those of old girlfriends, living relatives, close friends, offpsring of close friends, last names for first names, "a name that every little girl seems to have (e.g., Jennifer, Emily, Emma, Meghan or Hannah)", or which might be associated with anyone infamous (I suggested Monica but the notoriety associated with a certain Ms. Lewinsky put the ice on that).

So far, Eleanor has faded from first place; Chloe was in the lead for awhile but now Mrs. LMC is no longer enamored of it. I am holding out for either Colleen or Bridget.

Posted by LMC at May 9, 2009 07:52 AM | TrackBack

Hmmm... Colleen is always good.
I suggest going classic:

Posted by: the gripping hand at May 9, 2009 12:02 PM

HEY NOW!!!!!!
Other, ahem, famous Monicas include the great Saint Monica, responsible for converting her deadbeat son Augustine into a rayther devout fellah. Also Monica from "Friends" who is not only very pretty, but very neat and tidy as well. Then there's the lovely Monica Bellucci from "The Passion of the Christ. And then, of course, there's me.

As for Colleen and Bridget, love them both but don't like Bridget matched with her last name. Monica and Colleen sound very nice with the last name. I liked the name Oscar for about ten seconds before I said it with our last name. Oh, my baloney has a first name...

Other favorites include Laura, Faith and Patience. The latter 2 have pitfalls in college, where everyone will say "Have Faith...everyone else has."

Posted by: Mink Monica at May 9, 2009 12:49 PM

Monica Mink, I am well aware of Saint Monica whose unwavering faith resulted in Saint Augustine's conversion from licentious ways. (Indeed, KMR compared the mother of a friend of ours to Saint Monica who had a son as licentious as Augustine. His eventual calling to the priesthood was as significant an event as that of St. A.)

Posted by: LMC at May 9, 2009 01:42 PM

May I toss Cecilia into the ring?

Posted by: Robbo at May 9, 2009 02:48 PM

Maureen or Maeve or Maureen Mauve or Nancy

Posted by: KMR at May 9, 2009 04:31 PM

Also Patricia, Virginia..

Posted by: KMR at May 9, 2009 04:33 PM

I always think of the Simon & Garfunkel song with Cecilia. I'd vote for Maureen or Maeve. Or if you're into to tortured, try Naimh, which you'd have to tell every single person in the world is pronounced "Neeve." Or just "Neve" like Neve Campbell, a brunette that you have not posted a picture of yet, I think.

The one-syllable names really do go nicely with the last name (Von Ausfern-schplendenschlitter) for those who don't know).

Posted by: Mink Monica at May 9, 2009 04:47 PM

Go classical - Helen, Ione, Diana, Persephone

Posted by: Terrapod at May 9, 2009 05:36 PM

If it isn't too vain, may I suggest Victoria?

Posted by: GroovyVic at May 10, 2009 06:15 AM

GroovyVic--Victoria or Torrie, now that is interesting. BTW, I have always liked the name Virginia but the vast real estate holdings which comprise Fort LMC are located in Virginia Beach so a gel named Virginia LMC from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is one too many Virginias.

Posted by: LMC at May 10, 2009 08:55 PM

I've always thought that Talitha would be a pretty girl's name -- it's Aramaic for little girl, from Mark 5:41.

Posted by: Boy Named Sous at May 12, 2009 10:09 AM