Monday, March 26, 2012

Hello, My Name Is...


We met a couple of weeks ago.  We were both at the River Market Antique Mall and I passed her idling in a booth at the top of the stair on the second floor.  We said "hello," though I was in a rush and moved on without exchanging pleasantries.  

She made an impression.  Well-built, stable, but a little wobbly under pressure, I thought we might have  a few things in common.  When I returned home from vacation I went back and asked her if she'd like to stay with us for a while.  She said yes; she has an adventurous spirit.  I paid her back rent, twenty-four dollars, and brought her home to meet the boys.  They think she is swell.

Ready for a fresh start, wanting to put her past behind her, she's looking for a new name.  We are open to suggestions.

31 comments:

Daniel James Shigo said...

Lola.

friendandfaux said...

She is a keeper....and when my brain finally stops thinking of yet another name and another and settles on one I'll let you know. In the meantime I'm glad you brought her home and shared her!

Kare said...

I vote for Muriel.
Karen

MaryBeth said...

She looks like a Twiggy.

pve design said...

Madame de Scribble.

Anonymous said...

She looks a bit like Olive Oil from Popeye.

Mrs. Sutton said...

Mrs Stringle. First name Carlotta. Although amongst friends she's known as 'Lotta' - Lotta Stringle.

Locust Hill Dolly said...

Milly; she looks thoroughly modern. But when she's naughty, as she is sure to be when the boys are around (something always slips when boys are around), she can be Mill the Pill or just Mil-Pil. How nice you've added a girly-girl to the family!

Quatorze said...

Olive, as in Oyl, but also as in a martini, very dry.

camdesign said...

shes wonderful, I'm thinking... Wendy McWire....

MJH Design Arts said...

I'm going to second "Lola". Mary

Cass @ That Old House said...

Clarice. And don't ask me why, 'cause I don't know.
If she ever gets bored at your house, she's welcome here in New Jersey.

Love her.
Cass

peggy braswell said...

What a grand addition to your household. In CA she would announce earthquakes. Madame Quakes. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

JK_in_KC said...

She's a Wiress, a la Catching Fire.

Robin said...

Loopy or Lupe

Anonymous said...

Shirley, like the maid from the TV show. She looks like she would take good care of you!

Jack Favell said...

Lacey.

Anonymous said...

Giggles

Anonymous said...

She looks like she's made of pasta, the thin kind that comes in little nests; strong and determined she fled the bowl and willed herself upright and even though she's looking for a new start, she's proud of where she's been, so she wants you to call her Fideo in honor of her noodle family heritage.

-Flo

Anonymous said...

harriet

Anonymous said...

How about Audrey (ala Hepburn)? she is hip yet classic; gamine yet feminine; adventurous yet still a little tentative; confident yet just a tad shy....

VictoriaArt said...

Madame Fil Noir!

Cynna said...

She is lovely! Stringuila.

Cynna said...

She is lovely! Stringuila.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Dita von Tangle

judith said...

Suzy Q. Ithat is the name that immediately pops into my brain!
"oh, Suzy Q".

She is a happy gal!

judith said...

"Hello, my name is "SUZY Q "". So happy to have come homw with you, Mrs. Blandings!

Unknown said...

I agree with Wiress. Ask your boys.

lory said...

"Joan" in honor of Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest...."no more wire hangers!"

Kari L√łnning said...

Linea, strong and quiet ... just a bit unstable.

Cece said...

Elwira, Princess of the Dark

(sister to ...you know....)