Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nicknames

Nicknames have been on my mind lately. There are a lot of reasons for this:
  • My son recently proclaimed that his nickname is Luke. His name isn't Lucas or Luccio or anything vaguely Luke-like. Why Luke? I think he thinks he might trick the Universe (or us) into providing a lightsaber.
  • We had to come up with nicknames for the Class of 2k11. Mine? I'm the Zombie Master. It was either that or Resident Lunatic.
  • I'm writing a book now that involves lots of roller derby girls. I've been brainstorming derby names for about a year now and it still hasn't gotten old. (Normally it takes me only about six months to write a book, but I've gotten pulled off onto other projects.) Brainstorming derby names is one of the funnest things EVER. If I were a derby girl, I think I'd be Carrie Go Round.

Am I the only person who obsesses about things like this? Am I the only one out there who has picked out a derby name? And if you tell me yours, will you mind if I appropriate it and put it into a book? Because I just might do that...

10 comments:

ReggieWrites said...

That is hilarious! I LOVE Carrie Go Round! Let me try: Reggie Rocks the Road =))) Hahaha! FUN FUN FUN!!! =))))))))

Claire Dawn said...

I've been Supakow, Clarabelle, Mudd, Puppy, Chrystal Claire... lol.

I think if I was in roller derby I'd be the Claire-minator :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss carrie! you got me laughing with tht carrie go round name. ha ha. for me id be a derby guy so im thinking im gonna be lenny loopster or lenny looper. ha ha. if you want it could get that changed to a derby girl name and be lena looper. ha ha. or in honer of miss elana it could be elana looper. :)
...laugh and hugs from lenny looper

Marsha Sigman said...

Hmmmm I have no idea what my derby name would be. But we used to play this game where you take the name of your first pet and the first street you lived on to determine your stripper name. For you know...if you ever became a stripper.

Mine would be Chin Su Blue. Which is all mysterious and Asian...and nothing to do with me. We need a derby name generator.

CKHB said...

Does that mean "Resident Lunatic" is still up for grabs? Because I like it.

Also, I know an ACTUAL DERBY GIRL. I'm going to go introduce you two on Twitter now...

CKHB said...

For others who are interested, my friend skates for Boston's Wicked Pissahs: http://www.bostonderbydames.com/index.cfm?pid=10237

And, giving it about 30 seconds thought, my derby name would be Carrie Thunderwood. I reserve the right to change my mind on this.

Jessica said...

How about Jessica Stompson? Or Jammin' Jessie...or Dirty Red (I have red hair, btw...)? :)

Tiny T said...

If I were a derby girl I think I'd be named something like ClutzO or Floor Burn or Midget on Wheels. Or maybe Tiny. Just Tiny. Speaks for itself.

Lina said...

Is it really bad that I have NO idea what a Derby Girl is?

Carrie said...

I AM a Derby Girl and my name IS Carrie Thunderwood :) I skate with the Charlotte Roller Girls!