Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Who could hang a name on you?

Does anyone know who Pirouette is?  I was going to use "She was dressed as Pirouette in red and her hair hung gently down" but I think the lyrics to the selected song are much better.

I've been hanging around a bit on Facebook.  Mostly I ignore game invites and such but I have done a few "what is your _____" quizzes.  One was something like "what gemstone are you?"

Mine was ruby.

A good fb friend suggested that that would make a good name for me.

I've thought about other names over the years, and played with a few for short periods of time: Marcia and Jill come to mind, but I've been Meg for a number of years now and the name is kind of intertwined with my persona.  So I think that's me.

But I like Ruby.

When I was born, I was given my mother's middle name*.  Meg doesn't have one, and I thought about Ruby.  I love the sound, I love the gem connection.

But Meg Ruby just doesn't sound right.  No matter what variation I use on Meg (and there are a lot), it just doesn't sound right.  Even if I switched names, it doesn't parse.

Ah well.  I'll stay with just being Meg.



*my mother didn't have a middle name either




8 comments:

  1. Not "Pirouette" but "Pierrette", the feminine version of Pierrot, a stock character in French commedia dell'arte. Whether male or female, the character is usually dressed in what Americans would think of as a classic clown's costume. You can find more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierrot

    The Broadway musical "The Boy Friend" has a song called "Poor Little Pierrette" which tells a somewhat different version of the legend than is told in the Wikipedia entry.

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  2. http://youtu.be/G187v1HEjqs

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  3. I am surprised that you did not publish this post on a Tuesday. Not only a decent place for a good meal but one very fine song. Just keep Rolling on to that next honky tonk.

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  4. My van is called Gloria Tuesday, but is no relation to Ruby, she is my second Ford Transit (test your classical education here!)

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    1. Well done, I had the name Goria on the doors of Gloria Monday and people kept asking which one of us was Gloria?

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  6. Thank you Dani! I LOVE my readers!

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