Monday, October 11, 2010

What's in a Name?

"A Thousand Clowns" is one of my favorite classic movies. It stars Jason Robards, as an eccentric bachelor, raising his nephew, played by Barry Gordon, in New York City. I have been thinking about the movie a lot for the last couple of days. One of my favorite parts is that the nephew wants to change his name and tries different names every week until he finally decides on one at the end of the movie.

As I said in the last blog, I have been having a hard time deciding what to call the new ram that has come to live with us. The woman I got him from called him Rammy but said he would come to anything if food was involved. His official name on his registration is Teddy. I don't know how I feel about changing names but I didn't for Beau and Sarah, the only two here that came with names. None of them come to their names-- at least not yet-- so what is the big deal?

When Lyndy called to say she was coming for a visit on Sunday, I figured my problem was solved. Lyndy loves naming animals and other things. The new ram has a very deep voice and is a real stud so she said Rammy was out. Teddy isn't too studly either.

At lunch Lyndy came up with a list of suggestions with manliness taken into account. I decided to try Thor for this week. Teddy is short for Theodore so using a friend's logic Thor should be fine.

Anyway, he is a real sweetheart and I love him.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, I kind of like the name Ramsy. There is Ramsey Louis who did the "In Crowd" and "Hang on Sloupy" just to name a few songs. Then there is the controversial Ramsey Clark. Not crazy about Thor or Teddy. Theo would be better. Brad is very manly. Hunter. Cooper. You could call him Rosevelt or Carl (that is an inside joke with Kate.)Always liked the name Jack or Jake.