Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

The Name Game

It's always interesting when you find someone who named their kid from a fictional source.  For example, Kevin Smith named his daughter "Harley Quinn Smith".  One person named their son "Dante Randall".  A couple of hardcore gamers named their daughter "Atari."  I sometimes wonder at the lack of dignity that goes with such events.

My teacher's niece recently had a baby.  Talking with my teacher after the worries had passed (another trip to the doctor for some tests to make sure the kid was okay), I asked what they had named her.

"Elizabeth," she responded.  That didn't surprise me.  "Elizabeth" is Hebrew for "God is my oath."

My teacher then looked at me conspiratorially.  "They almost gave her a different name because they thought it sounded very pretty."

What did they almost name her?

"Rhapsody."

I have every confidence that they just liked how the name rolled out.  It's the whole reason I created the character of Rhapsody in the first place, because I thought it would be a pretty name for a girl, and she just sort of rolled out from that.  Sound Waves is too obscure for anyone to get that it was a reference, and I'm pretty sure my teacher's niece doesn't read my comics.  All I can say is, if it was going to be as a reference, at least it was something could stand on its own instead of just being a tribute to any awesomeness perceived in me.

Although I'd be lying if I said I wasn't flattered and humbled by the thought.
Tags: fandom wank, i feel much better about myself, sound waves, things that make you go hmm
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