Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Meandering - Leap Day 2016

First and only Meandering ...

I'm trying to choose names for a project I'm plotting and plan to write the first draft of in April for Camp NaNo. Do you ever find yourself with a perfectly good name but you associate it with someone that ruins it for you? This site has some fun names from the Victorian era, but ...

VICTORIAN NAME                    MY ASSOCIATION
Archie                                            Bunker


Bernard                      from The Santa Clause


Bert                                   and Ernie


Clarence                              the Cross-Eye Lion


Warren                             Jeffs 
Yeah, so only a bad guy would be named Warren in any of my books ...

See what I mean?

What are some of your name associations?



20 comments:

  1. Luke is a good Bible name but it will always be Luke Skywalker to me...

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    1. Haha I go back ever farther than Star Wars. I remember an old TV show when I was a kid with a character named Luke.

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  2. Now that I'm trying to think of names that have strict associations in my head, I can't come up with any!

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    1. Lucky you. I didn't want to take my husband's last name at first when we married because I associated it with a psycho coworker. :D

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  3. Funny how we associate names. Agree with yours and Alex's associations.

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  4. haha Archie bunker sure wins for Archie. Jack is one that has like 50, but Jack Bauer I always go to.

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    1. I've known enough Jacks that the name is more diluted for me. I do have a character I love named Jack in one of my books.

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  5. Alfred... T. S. Eliot's Alfred Prufrock. Edgar I think of Edgar Winter. Minnie, of course I think of Minnie Mouse.

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    1. I thought of Minnie too since that's also a historical name from the time period I've been looking at.

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    1. Although I do think of Hello Dolly with Adolf. :D

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  7. So right. One character can simply own a name. For me, Bob can't be anything but a butthead.

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    1. lol When I think of Bob, I think of the Bill Murray Movie "What About Bob." And my FIL.

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  8. What, Clee, Bob is SpongeBob :)

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  9. This has definitely happened to me when I think of certain names.

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  10. That was actually pretty funny. And, yes I have a terrible problem with that name association thing. sometimes I go so far as to judge people by their name, because is brings back an unpleasant memory of someone else with that name. YIKES!

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