Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Rose By Another Name?

posted by Aunty Cindy

No, this is NOT going to be a post about Shakespeare, so keep reading!

In case you haven't noticed, we LURVE unusual names here in the Lair, whether it's for each other or our characters. Some of our sobriquets are pretty easy to figure out- -Foanna, Vrai Anna (or VA), Jo-Mama, and even Aunty Cindy. But exactly how did we come up with some of our more colorful monikers like Posh, Le Duchese, Madame D-W or Smoov? Okay, some of those explanations would take more time than Aunty has column space. And of course, for others if we told ya, then we might have to... (ya know, call in our weapons expert or something equally drastic)

"But Aunty!" I hear those of you without delightful designations and not so vivid imaginations complaining. "I want a peachy-keen Bandita nickname for my very own."

Yes, Aunty has a solution for you! And being the very picture of restraint, I'm even going to resist the urge to snap my riding crop and ask if you want CHEESE with that WHINE. So here are nine ways to generate your very own super-cool name (and credit where credit is due, I found this on author Kate Johnson/Cat Marsters' blog)

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current street name);
2. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three
letters of your middle name)
3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2
letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom's maiden)
6. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, favorite drink)
7. NASCAR NAME: (the first name of your grandfathers)
8. FUTURISTIC NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne and
the name of your favorite kind of shoes)
9. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother & father's middle names )

Here are some examples from yours truly and Bandita Suz Welsh:

Rock Star: Frisky Luna
Fly Girl: C Ire
Detective: Turquoise Penguin
Star Wars: Munci Hi
Nascar: Edward Paul or maybe Paul Edward
Futuristic: Windsong New Balance

Rock Star: Rocky Brennan
Fly Girl: S. Wil
Star Wars: welsuma
Witness Protection: Katherine Ferrel

Now here's your chance to win some Bandit Booty! The commenter who correctly identifies the most Banditas in the following examples will win a Romance Bandits button and liquor filled chocolates.

Number 1
Rock star name: Grindel Hague 
Fly girl name: C Eli

Detective: Orange Cat
Soap opera name: Elizabeth Nashville

Star Wars name: Helca Du
Superhero name: The Orange Mai Tai

Nascar name: Dayton Frederick

Futuristic name: Shi Birkenstock
Witness protection name: Jeanette Holland
Number 2

Rock Star Name: Soccer Harriet
Fly Girl Name: S Rob
Detective Name: Blue Dog

Soap Opera Name: Roberta Detroit
Star Wars Name: Seysucr
Super Hero Name: The Blue Vernors (it’s a Michigan soda—really strong ginger ale)
Nascar Name: Francis Earl
Futuristic Name: White Musk Rocket Dog
My Witness Protection Name: Earl (my mom doesn’t have a middle name. So it’s just Earl.)

Number 3

Rock Star: Rusty Hickory
Fly Girl: D-Rey
Dective: Blue Dog
Soap Opera: Rey Towson
Star Wars: MacDorey
Superhero: The Blue Margarita
Nascar: Earl Howard
Futuristic: KL Rockport
Witness Protection: Dorothy Eugene (but you may not want to publicize it - I might need it one day )

Number 4

YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: JPick
YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: Pickering Boomer
SUPERHERO NAME: The Scarlet Russian (worked better than Decaf Mocha!)
NASCAR NAME: Elisha James
FUTURISTIC NAME: Victoria Bandalino

Number 5

YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: Ratbag Broadway
YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: Abha
NASCAR NAME: Julian Fred
FUTURISTIC NAME: Chanel Stiletto

Number 6

Rock Star: Kimby Falcon
Fly Girl: KCar
Detective: Sage Cat
Soap Opera: Carlisle Los Angeles
Star Wars:. Bea Kat Ca
Superhero: The Sage Gimlet
Nascar: James William
Futuristic: Oscar Payless
Witness Protection: Patsy Carlisle
Number 7

YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: Duchess Binowee
YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: Jennifer Brisbane
NASCAR NAME: Robert Reginald

Number 8

Rock Star: Daisy Winter
Fly Girl: B Ann
Detective: Red Dog
Soap Opera: Ann Erie
Star Wars: Burbeli
Super Hero: The Red Mountain Dew (Yes, I know I'm too old to love Mountain Dew)
Nascar: John Arthur
Futuristic: I have terrible allergies so call me Sneezy
Witness Protection: Elizabeth Arthur

Number 9

Rockstar: Pebbles Landcross
Fly Girl:J Mar
Detective: Blue Cat
Soap Opera: Marie Louisville
Super Hero: The Blue Sangria
Nascar: William William
Futuristic: Angel Sandals
Witness Protection: Thelma Lawrence

So let's hear your answers, and share some of your names too!


Fedora said...

Ha! Very hilarious!

Fedora said...

AC, if I don't recall having a named pet (we had a few unfortunate and short-lived goldfish), does that mean I don't get a rockstar name? *pout*

Now I have to go back and read those lists of names more carefully!!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

WTG, Flchen! After I posted, I realized we had a ninth entry. WHEW! Slipped that one in just under the wire.
And OF COURSE you get a Rock Star Name, just use Fishy! LOL!

AKA Frisky Luna

Cassondra said...

Way to go flchen1!

Nab that bird from Aunty mean, Nab that bird from Frisky Luna!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Well, I couldn't monopolize the GR for 3 days in a row!! No matter HOW MUCH he begged me to stay! ;-)

Rebel Commander
Munci Hi

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

One more quick post and then I'm off to watch Leno...

Our guest blogger scheduled for today, Maureen Child had a family emergency. But she will try to join us later in the month.

Nighty night all!

Turquoise Penguin

Christine Wells said...

Snork! What a hoot, Aunty C. Will have to get my thinking cap on.

Congrats, Fedora! Have fun with the GR.

Fedora said...

#2: Susan Seyfarth
#3: Donna MacMeans
#4: Jeanne Adams
#5: Anna Sugden
#6: Kate Carlisle
#7: Christine Wells
#8: Beth Andrews

That's all I've got so far... and I could so very well be wrong! ;) It's getting late, what other excuses can I make? For some reason, the GR is snickering quietly from his comfortable corner where he's surrounded by books, wine, and chocolates...

-- Fishy Belmont (teehee!)

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

I would just have to guess on most of those, it took me forever to figure out who they were to start with, Posh, Foanna etc.
I will give you mine though.
1. Rock Star=Pounce Central
2. Fly Girl= D Lyn
3. Detective=Blue Cat
4. Soap Opera=Lynn Blue Creek
5. Star Wars=Rowdist
6. Superhero=The Blue Toasted Almond
7. Nascar=Elliot William
8. Futuristic=Mandarin Vanilla Naturalizer
9. Witness Protection=Wandalea Darrell

Caren Crane said...

Fedora, congrats on the GR and way to get on it with guessing! I cannot reveal any nicknames on the grounds they may incriminate me...but my younger sister calls me Raisin. No idea why, but she does!

That's okay, though, because I call her Boosie. ha!

Deb Marlowe said...

I know who Number 1 is! Other than that, I think I'm stumped.

Somehow I don't think I'll be allowed in the superhero hall of fame if I'm The Green Sex on the Beach. Ewwww....

Andrea said...

What a fun post! Here's mine:

1. Rock Star= Mitzi Horizon
2. Fly Girl= M And
3. Detective= Purple Bunny
4. Soap Opera= Andrea Melbourne
5. Star Wars= Wilmari
6. Superhero= The Purple Tea
7. Nascar= James Grady
8. Futuristic= Chanel Skechers
9. Witness Protection= Susan Dale


Suzanne Ferrell said...

Very funny post, AC! And I just have to say I have the coolest rock star name...

Rocky Brennan! Is that cool or what?

Kate Johnson said...

Glad you all liked it. I'd tell you where I got it from but then I'd have to kill you (actually, I just can't remember).

I don't get a witness protection name (my parents don't have middle names: they claim they couldn't afford them), but I do get the coolest rockstar name: Lady St John. She's up there with her electric guitar and her pearls, and she calls everyone darling, don't you think?

Joan said...

Ewwwwwwwwww Deb! Yeah, uh got any OTHER favorite drinks?

And Dianna...COOL Star War name! I can just see you standing next to Han Solo ready to jump in your fighter to attack the Death Star...a glint of "Let's party and take the bastard down" in your eye LOL

Andrea I also envision you ala Detective Columbo saying "Just the fact's ma'm...I'm the Purple Bunny" :-)

And flchen you DO have an honorary pet today....Rooster?????

Fun post Frisky

Donna MacMeans said...

Dianna - I love your superhero name -

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's the Blue Toasted Almond!

Andrea - The rock star name works - Mitzi Horizon, and I can see the next Hollywood detective team now - The Pink Panther and the Purple Bunny. Makes me want to grab my fuzzy slippers *g*

Terri Osburn said...

My brain couldn't possible figure all those out. Not without printing and much studying. LOL! Here are some of mine though:

Rockstar: Ginger Mill Creek Parkway (not good)
Detective: Burgundy Mutt
Soap Opera: Lynn Steubenville (hehe)
Superhero: The Burgundy Kamikaze
Nascar: John Paul (bow our heads and pray)
Futuristic: Passion Nina Pumps

And Terri has been my nickname since I was born. But I've been called Hooters, T, and more recently Boatswain. My favorite is mommy. *g*

Kate Carlisle said...

Congrats Fedora! Maybe you can pry some of these names out of the GR. Although...he doesn't like to talk about his parents. ;-)

I love these names! Rusty Hickory sounds like a country star, and I can totally imagine a TV show detective named Scarlet Gryphon. And I want to know the Red Mojito's super powers. LOL

Same goes for Deb's Green Sex on the Beach. Hmmm.

Thanks again for covering for our friend Maureen Child, Aunty. She'll stop by later this month!

Trish Milburn said...

dianna, I love the image of a superhero called the Blue Toasted Almond. :)

Hey, Bandita No. 2, my mom doesn't have a middle name either.

Kate Carlisle said...

ROTFLOL!! Who's Ratbag Broadway???

and Fishy Belmont is a very cute name for a rock star, Fedora! Good job on the guesses.

Great witness protection name, Dianna!

Rebekah E. said...

1. Caren Crane
2. Susan Seyfarth
3. Donna MacMeans
4. Jeanne Adams
5. Anns Sugden
6. Kate Carlisle
7. Christine wells
8. Beth Andrews
9. Joan Kayse

I had to guess on some of them.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: Soo-ling Grays

Unknown said...

Wow, some of y'all are FAST guessers!

terrio, Ginger Mill Creek isn't too bad--if you drop the Parkway part. Sounds kind of upscale. Love The Burgundy Kamikazi!

Love The Blue Toasted Almond too.

Cat, thanks for letting us use your cool game!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Lady St. John, DAHLING!
Thanx so much for dropping by and for supplying such a fun Name Game!

Pounce Central, Dianna? I thought I couldn't laff any more til I saw Deb's SUPER super hero, Green Sex on the Beach! ROFLMAO!!!

But ya know, those Star Wars names ARE really GREAT! I think we could TOTALLY use all of them in some Fan Fic... And the Futuristic ones too!

I'm Windsong New Balance, and these are my captains Passion Nina Pumps and Chanel Skechers. We are here to TAKE OVER YOUR WORLD!

ready for world domination

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Kate Carlisle said...

Wow, Rebekah, good guessing! I'm still trying to figure out some of 'em...

And I clearly have too many Carlisles in my family tree. Sigh.

Kate/Cat, great game! Thanks for sharing it with Aunty and all of us. :-)

brownone said... are my guesses:

1. Trish Millburn
2. Susan Seyfarth
3. Donna McMeans
4. Jeanne Adams
5. Anna Sugden
6. Kate Carlisle
7. Christine Wells
8. Beth Andrews
9. Joan Kayse

That was actually fun! My grandparents only had one name, no last name or middle name. Whatever they were named that was it.

I love my Star Wars Name: Prashsi
And my future name: Princess Skechers

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

OOOOOO, Brownone, I LURVE Prash Si (I took the liberty of making it 2 names). A real Rebel Commander or Imperial Senator kind of name (depending on which trilogy you're watching)!

Unknown said...

Aunty Cindy said:

I thought I couldn't laff any more til I saw Deb's SUPER super hero, Green Sex on the Beach! ROFLMAO!!!

Lessee...that'd have to be some combination of a really HAWT Green Hornet and maybe Lou whatsisname from The Incredible Hulk combined with the guy from BayWatch.

Cassondra, who OBVIOUSLY does not watch tv. :0/

Terri Osburn said...

Oh, I forgot my Star Wars one. Lessee...Osbteba. I'm sure I could break that up somehow to make it pronouncable. LOL!

I love The Sage Gimlet. And William William is so NASCAR. LOL! Only you'd need to add Jr. to the end.

Passion Nina Pumps - reporting for duty

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

William William, Jr.!
You're right, Terrio, that is SOOOO Nascar it probably is a real driver, or at least a pit crew member.

I'm beginning to worry about our Super (S)heroes though, Red Mojito, Burgundy Kamikaze, Sage Gimlet, and good old Red Red Wine (Does s/he look like Neil Diamond?). Are all their feats of derring do confined to the bar?

Glad to have you on board for the World Domination campaign Capt. Passion Nina Pumps! Or should I call you Osb Teba?

Beth Andrews said...

Fishy Belmont sounds like a Mob enforcer to me *g* Not that we need one with all of these... uniquely named superheroes!

Although I am wondering what The Green Sex On The Beach's super hero costume looks like ;-)

Kate Carlisle said...

The Sage Gimlet can kill with her shaker. :-)

Deb Marlowe said...

I'm a wussy, umbrella lovin, tastes--too--good--to--be--alcoholic kinda drinker.

Hmmm The Green Fuzzy Navel?


Joan said...

Wouldn't William William sound more NASCAR-ish as "Little"
Willie William?

brownone...I see Prash si as member of the rebellion...quiet, mysterious, exotic with an aura of carnal secrets that cause all the humanoid males drool. "Let's go kick some Death Star *ss" she purred.

The Blue Sangria propping her feet up and twirling the fruit in her glass....

Susan Sey said...

I believe the correct NASCAR pronunciation of William William is "William W. William Jr."

AKA Bubba.


I'm just guessing, though.

And what's up with all these parents with no middle names??

Terri Osburn said...

AC - that is obviously a group of NINJA superheroes. LOL! A colorful group but deadly.

Two olives, grasshopper.

Cassondra said...

Frisky Luna said:

I'm beginning to worry about our Super (S)heroes though, Red Mojito, Burgundy Kamikaze, Sage Gimlet, and good old Red Red Wine (Does s/he look like Neil Diamond?). Are all their feats of derring do confined to the bar?

Frisky, aren't MOST superheroes found in bars? You know, the longer they stay there, the faster, funnier, and more bullet-proof they get????

Helen said...

Congrats flchen on the GR

Great post AC I am not good with puzzles but here are mine
1. Prince Mulligan
2. Hlor
3. Blue Dog
4. Lorraine Sydney
5. Sibhepi
6. The Blue Scotch
7. Oscar Thomas
8. Angel Thongs
9. Elsie Henry

As fore guesses and thats what they are

2. Beth
4. Jeanne
5. Anna Sugden
7. Christine Wells
8. Joan

That was fun
Have Fun

Terri Osburn said...

OMG! Angel Thongs. That's freaking hillarious. LOL!

And The Blue Scotch so wears a kilt.

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Cassondra said...

Well, since y'all have figured out I'm not one of the group to be guessed, I'll post mine.

Rock Star: Princess Springfield
Fly girl: C-Cer
Detective: Purple Dragon
Soap: Cerise Columbia
Star Wars: Mur Cagr
Superhero: The Purple Tawny Port
NASCAR: Mike Steward
Futuristic: Safari Spikes
Witness Protection: Lee Edmund

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Joan, I think I must be a female Wookie, doesn't that sound like a Wookie name to you?
Donna, I have been trying to figure out what my super hero costume looks like.
Kate, so many with no middle names and my mother's was a combination of two names, maybe I could share one.
Yeah AC I think Pounce Central would have cool stage presence what do you think?

Joan said...

No,'s doesn't "feel" Wookie to me.

It reminds me of Sharon Stone in that Western with Russell Crowe...can't remember the name of it.

Tough, take no prisoners, rebel.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

The Green Fuzzy Navel??? EWW! No, Deb! That sounds like a fungal disorder! Nurse Suz, Nurse Joanie! Bring in the SUPER INDUSTRIAL disinfectant! STAT! :-P

Angel Thongs is a WINNER, Helen! Right along with Cassondra's Safari Spikes. LOL!

Yes, Joanie and Susan, Willie "Bubba" William is fer sure on the Nascar circuit!

Now if we could just get someone to come in (The Incomparable CD, perhaps?) and design some Super Hero costumes...


Deb Marlowe said...

Angel Thongs rules!

And no, please. We don't need the visual on the Green Fuzzy Navel costume. Yuck!

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

I think you are right Joan, Wookies can't talk and I can't see me not talking.......LOL

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Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

BIG THANX to everyone for hanging out and playing Name Games with us today!

Rebekah, you really know your Banditas! You got 100% CORRECT! If you will send me your snail mail info at cindymm18 AT gmail DOT com, I'll mail your chocolate and button.

Flchen, Brownone, and Helen you were all CLOSE but no cigar. However, if you would like a Romance Bandits button, send me your snail mail info and I'll send you one!

And special thanx to Cat/Kate!

Frisky Luna

Helen said...

Thanks AC I would love a Romance Bandits Button to wear with pride you guys are the best and it was fun I will email you.

Have Fun
Angel Thongs

Fedora said...

Woot! Congrats on your inside Bandita knowledge, Rebekah!

I have to say, most of our superhero names are hilarious! And that's without seeing the costumes ;)