Friday, February 19, 2010

What's in a Name?

Because I enjoy being at home with my Small One, I make every attempt to find work that I can do out of the home, rather than having to leave her and go to an office. Lately, I'm doing a lot of work for kgb, the "knowledge generation bureau".

You may have heard of kgb, they've been marketing like mad, even during the Super Bowl. It's a question and answer service. Basically, people pay them 99 cents so we can do their homework for them, answer their sex questions, and tell them the best sort of weed and where it's legal. I mean, that's mostly what I end up answering, with a few fun history or celebrity questions in just to make it tolerable, and so many angsty teen dating questions I feel like a cross between Dear Abbey and a magic 8 ball. "Will Joe ever like me?" "What's the best way to ask a girl out?"

Some of the questions are dull, some of the questions introduce me to worlds I never wanted to know existed, but some are fun to research. Tonight, I got a question from someone about baby names. This person wanted to know a good name for a baby whose parents are named Brandon and Brittany.

Ok! This I know how to answer. I pulled up a baby name generator, put in the information, and voila! A list of names... including this lovely name for a little girl:

Beortbtraed

Don't try to steal that one, now. I don't want to find out that my readers have gone and snatched that one out from under me! I'm definitely naming my next child that.

As soon as I learn to pronounce it!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I love those Old Norse style names! :) but unfortunately Marion hates them, so we will never get to have a little Olaf Gooding or Aethelflaed.

amy said...

Yeah, I found out that one's pronounced Bor-tred, so I think you might want to steer clear. Anyway, I think I'm going to have to go with Marion on nixing the Norse names. (And I say that with love in my heart, and two Vikings for children!)