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[Powderworks] NMOC kitten names

Brian Jacobs suncrush@lycos.com
Sat, 19 Jul 2003 02:40:06 +1200

My boys are Aaskar and Achilles.  Aaskar is a shortening of Aantralaaskar, a hero from a novel.  Achilles was named Leminkainen (a Finnish flok hero) for about 20 minutes.  Say Leminkainen 60 times in 20 minutes and you'll see why that changed.


I waited patiently for the Lord, 
He listened and heard my cry.
He lifted me up out of the pits, out of the miry clay.
He set my feet upon a rock and made my footsteps firm.
     --Psalm 40

--------- Original Message ---------

DATE: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 7:39:16 
From: <bmounier@sympatico.ca>
To: <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>

>All right creative people, try this one:
>I've got a pair of new kittens, brothers, white and striped (one grey, one tan) and I've got to name them.  For the first time in my life I'm stumped!! My older cat is called Circe. I can't decide what to name these guys. It needs to be short, evocative and aesthetically pleasing.
>I wanted to call them Diego and Frieda but they're both males. I thought of oily names, like Diesel and Dust (doesnít sound good, try calling Dust! Dust!), Truganini and Namatjira (too long). I once called a cat Tom Bombadil so Tolkien is out. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, although appropriate in devastation are too disrespectful.  Charybdis and Scylla are not exactly easy to call. Iím ready for a little help from my friends. Places in Oz? Oily references?  Mythology? Foreign names? Authors? Famous brothers?
>Looking forward to your suggestion on this critical issue.
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