Drifting in and out of consciousness (oxfordhacker) wrote,
Drifting in and out of consciousness
oxfordhacker

What's in a name?

tinyjo and I aren't married because we see very little reason to be, but it would make certain things (taxes, inheritance, etc.) slightly simpler if we were. However, if our only motivation is such a boring one, we're unlikely to ever get round to it, hence we have been talking of changing both our surnames at the same time. It would make the whole thing more entertaining and more significant, and will demonstrate our commitment without bowing to the patriarchy.

For the next week tinyjo and I are going to be in Las Vegas, famed for (amongst other things) quick weddings, so this seems a good time to decide on which name to adopt, in case to mood should strike us. (I'm not being coy, by the way. We really haven't decided either way.)

Our main criteria are that this name should be:
  1. Plausible (we must be able to order takeaway or sign a petition without people assuming we're taking the piss)

  2. Simple (we don't want to have to spell it every time)

  3. Cool (it must be fun enough to justify the hassle of changing our names in the first place)

We've got a few ideas that we like, so this sounds like an ideal excuse for a poll:

Poll #1192231 Nominative Determinism

Alex and Jo ...

Dark
2(6.7%)
Hero
0(0.0%)
Peerless
1(3.3%)
Sparks
4(13.3%)
Strange
3(10.0%)
Summer
1(3.3%)
Win
1(3.3%)

Or suggest your own:

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