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What's in a Name?

I don’t know why, but I don’t have a nickname. Names and nicknames are said to have a powerful influence on our lives. I’m not really talking about social media  nicknames or even CB radio handles, as we used to call them, names like “Motor-Mouth” and “Roadrunner.” I’m talking about the colorful nicknames given by friends or family because they seem to describe looks or personality, names like Sparky, Curly, Stubby, or Buzz. 611 more words


Sticky Toffee Pudding With Caramel Sauce. New Music From Moniker.

Mmmmm. Sticky Toffee Pudding.

It’s one of my favorite desserts and this version is absolutely fabulous. Store-bought caramel simplifies an already super easy recipe. Warm with sweet, treacly flavors, STP is always a hit. 308 more words



My name’s Gail.
And that’s where I fail
A name so short to no avail-
Quick to write, no signature flourish,
Really not much there to encourage: 254 more words


My name is my name motherfucker. It means whatever I say.

Anybody who follows me on social media, even a little bit, knows I change my name quite frequently. 490 more words

Introspective Analysis

What's In A Name?

I am a part-time music teacher and one of the things I do with my groups of 2-3-4 year olds is clap the rhythms of their names. 411 more words


The Tammy Wars

Sure, the Tammy movies were a setback, but for me, being named Tamara was always a point of pride.

Never mind that in Queens, where and when I grew up, its natural exoticism did not resonate. 197 more words


Everyone Should Have One

We are all given a name at birth.  Some like the name their parents gave them, and some do not, but our given and family names are what we go through life with and as. 645 more words

Family Matters