Quick! Tell Me What To Do!

I’m working furiously on my fiction manuscript.

I need an unusual name for a babysitter.

Got any suggestions?

Give me a name, and I’ll tell you one interesting fact about this person.

61 responses to “Quick! Tell Me What To Do!

  1. This is too funny… at risk of being called a spammer, you are welcome to use any of the names from this post I wrote today: http://brownroadchronicles.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/whats-your-name/🙂

  2. Lucy Fourgh (while many might pronounce it “furr” thereby making her name pronounced loo-see-fur, she pronounces it “forge) ;-D.

  3. Twillow Thunderhump — right off the top of my head and now I have to go back to work…. : )

  4. My 14 year-old came up with Gaea, which means Mother Earth in Greek mythology. (Seriously, my kids are obsessed.) My suggestion is Rose Thorne.

  5. Penelope Billows

  6. Annabelle Colepepper. Call her Bella for short that’s my two cents for what it’s worth

  7. Ivy Blue, of course…

  8. My porn name is Shadow MacLennan. I think that has promise.

  9. Edwina Night. I had a real babysitter named Edwina when I was a kid and she stopped babysitting us because I asked her if her name was the guy form of Edward. To be a kid again. 🙂

  10. Ivy Snodgross.
    Lucinda Poe.
    Tawny Hank.

  11. I can’t do better than Penelope Billows–love it.

  12. Dondra. I have a friend by that name and people are always surprised when they hear it for the first time. “what? Say that again? Sandra? no? deandra? no?” We started calling her Harry. That worked.

    I have another friend we call Beula. She hates that.😉

  13. Jack. Hannibal. Freddie. Jason.

  14. I would say Ima Hogg, but that was the daughter of one of our governors.

  15. Pirjo

    Those three names come to mind because they are all teenagers, and my protagonist ends up getting married to all three of them (an arranged marriage – they arranged it – two of them are older than he is).


    • Should probably mention that the names are Finnish.

      Pirjo translates as “The Exalted One”
      Reeta translates as “Pearl”
      Kanerva translates as “Heather”


      • Pirjo has a major attitude.
        Reeta has skin that is practically translucent.
        Kanerva is a mean girl. (Do you get it?)

        • Yep. That doesn’t describe their characters in the book🙂

          Pirjo and Reeta are identical twins who consider themselves as “One Person with Two Bodies”, and are really upset that their father has been trying to arrange separate marriages for them, since they’ve never, ever, slept apart (in this culture arranged marriages are the norm).

          So they arranged the marriage. Their husband is quite a catch, the adopted son of a Senator, and to paraphrase Luke Skywalker, “He’s rich.”

          It’s been interesting writing it. I had no idea at all that this was coming. The characters sprung it on me.


  16. Minerva— She was a Roman, virgin goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, and magic. I figured that if she were babysitting some of the kids I know, she would need all those skills.

  17. Your babysitter’s nanme is Sosia.

  18. Chippie Prescott

    …and I have an interesting fact about her if you’d like to hear it.

    • Chippie Prescott must hang out with Kennedy Canaday up there ^. They probably wear matching turtlenecks and Fair Isles sweaters. I also bet they use Strawberry Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers.😉

      Of course, I am dying to know about your Chippie.

      Tell me!

  19. May not be so unusual or original… But how about Bebe Siddor?

  20. Nelda Beeswicker ~

    Don’t ask me why; it just appeared in my mind!!

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