Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt are great inspiration for an intellectual pet name. My favorites are Bastet, Shu, Thoth and Wadjet. Isis used to be a favorite, but it's unfortunately unusable now.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Civil Rights Movement

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day, here is a list of names inspired by individuals involved in the civil rights movement in the 1960s in the United States. My favorites are Bayard, Hosea, and Malcolm

Abernathy - Ralph Abernathy
Bates - Daisy Bates
Bayard - Bayard Rustin
Carmichael - Stokely Carmichael
Clark - Septima Clark
Claudette - Claudette Colvin
Coretta - Coretta Scott King
Daisy - Daisy Bates
Dorothy - Dorothy Height
Du Bois - W.E.B. Du Bois
Ella - Ella Baker
Fred - Fred Shuttlesworth
Gloria - Gloria Richardson
Hosea - Hosea Williams
Huey - Huey Newton
Jackson - Jesse Jackson, Mahalia Jackson
Jesse - Jesse Jackson
King - Martin Luther King Jr
Lewis - John Lewis
Luther - Martin Luther King Jr
Lyndon - Lyndon Johnson
Mahalia - Mahalia Jackson
Malcolm - Malcom X
Marshall -  Thurgood Marshall
Moses - Bob Moses
Nash - Diane Nash
Nina - Nina Simone
Ralph - Ralph Abernathy
Randolph - A Philip Randolph
Rosa - Rosa Parks
Roy - Roy Wilkins
Rustin - Bayard Rustin
Septima - Septima Clark
Simone - Nina Simone
Stanley - Stanley Levison
Stokely - Stokely Carmichael
Thurgood - Thurgood Marshall
Whitney - Whitney M Young

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Wizard of Oz Pet Names

This list is from the original and various adaptions of The Wizard of Oz franchise. My favorites are Eureka, Glinda, Oz, and Tik-Tok.

Abatha - Good Witch of the East in the graphic novel The Blue Witch of Oz
Agnes - A dragon in The Giant Horse of Oz.
Billina - Dorothy's pet hen in Ozma of Oz
Dorothy - Dorothy Gale is the main character of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Elphaba - The name of the Wicked Witch of the West in the musical Wicked
Eureka - Dorothy's pink (and sometimes purple) kitten
Evanora - The Wicked Witch of the East in the film Oz the Great and Powerful
Evilene - The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wiz
Finley - A flying monkey in Oz the Great and Powerful
Gayelette - An ancient princess and sorceress from Oz. She lived in a ruby palace.
Glinda - The Good Witch of the South in Oz.
Herby - A doctor in The Giant Horse of Oz
Jellia Jamb - Maid in the royal palace in the Emerald City
Jester - A servant of Princess Gayelette and Prince Quelala
Jinjur - Jinjur leads an all female revolt in the Emerald City in The Marvelous Land of Oz
Kabumpo - an Elephant in Kabumpo in Oz
Kaliko - A nome from Nome Kingdom in Ozma of Oz
Langwidere - a Princess in Ozma of Oz
Lurline - A fairy Queen from Oz
Mombi - The Wicked Witch of the North
Nessarose - The Wicked Witch of the East in the musical Wicked
Oscar - The Wizard of Oz's real name
Oz - The name of the Land of Oz
Ozma - A Princess who was the ruler of Oz
Theodora - The Wicked Witch of the West in the film Oz the Great and Powerful
Tik-Tok - A machine man controlled by clockwork in Ozma of Oz
Toto - Dorothy's dog
Woozy - A creature that appeared in The Patchwork Girl of Oz
Yoop - Mr & Mrs Yoop were giants in The Patchwork Girl of Oz
Zebediah 'Zeb' - Zebediah Hugson was a cousin of Dorothy
Zelena - The Wicked Witch of the West in the television series Once Upon a Time

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Sherlock Holmes Pet Names

This list draws on the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as other novels, movies and television shows derived from them. My favorites are Diogenes, Mycroft, and Watson

Adler - Irene Adler was an adversary and love interest of Sherlock
Damian - Damian Adler was the son of Sherlock and Irene Adler in The Language of Bees
Billy - Billy assists in Sherlock's investigations.
Diogenes - Diogenes club was a gentleman's club featured in the stories
Enola - Sister of Sherlock & Mycroft in The Enola Holmes Mysteries series
Eurus - Sister of Sherlock & Mycroft in Sherlock
Gladstone - Name of Sherlock's dog in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movies
Holmes - Surname of Sherlock and Mycroft
Hudson - Sherlock Holmes' landlady
Irene - Irene Adler was an adversary and love interest of Sherlock
Lestrade - Inspector Lestrade worked for Scotland Yard
Molly - Pathologist that works at the morgue in the BBC series Sherlock
Mittens - Hacker whose real name is Fiona, she assists Sherlock in Elementary
Moriarty - Professor James Moriarty was Sherlock's nemesis
Morland - Father of Sherlock in Elementary
Morstan - Mary Morstan is the wife of Dr. Watson
Mycroft - Sherlock's brother
Pompey - Draghound Sherlock used in The Adventure of the Missing Three Quarter
Raffles - In Raffles Holmes and Company, Raffles was the son of Sherlock and Marjorie Raffles
Russell - Mary Russell is Sherlock's wife in The Mary Russell series
Sherrinford - Elder brother of Sherlock & Mycroft in Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street
Sherlock - Detective Holmes' given name
Toby - Dog that Sherlock borrowed occasionally for help in his investigations
Watson - Sherlock's friend and biographer
Wiggins - street urchin and leader of the Baker Street Irregulars

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Sunday, December 25, 2016