My Grand Entrance!

Oh, hi hello! *Deep breathes* Sorry, I was just hyperventilating. Know why? Because, seeing as you’re reading this, that means you somehow found your way to my blog! And this is very new to me, so bear with me. I’m figuring that a good opening post would just be a brief description of moi, followed by a short list of names I love and why I love them. Okay! Let’s get rolling!

Hi! I’m Mookie. The Mookster. Mookie the Cookie Monster! Mookie is me, me = Mookie. Alright, that’s enough. To tell you guys the truth, my real name is *goes all James Bond on you* Maria — Emily Maria. I’m just the kooky type of person who likes personas and such. To get on with the story, I’m a teenage girl very interested in onomastics — have been since I was in elementary school. I also enjoy novels, words, spelling, grammar, writing, and the arts. I am in no way a typical teen girl – Quite the opposite, actually. I’m a bit of an introvert that believes some of the best times of your life are spent alone, lying down on a bed, reading a book, or just relaxing. My idea of “perfect weather” is when a thunderstorm is raging, just as long as the power stays on. Despite being quite sensitive, I’m very assertive and opinionated. You bring up a controversial issue? You can surely bet I’ll be the one debating until the very end. With that in mind, I am a self oxy-moron. (Whenever I use that phrase, I always think of Billy Mays sitting next to a kid with a Dunce Cap on.) I am very easily entertained. People who view me in public may come off with the opinion that I’m not the brightest crayon in the box, but they might think differently if they could be inside my head. (Which wouldn’t be very pretty, believe you me.) I guess that should suffice for now — After all, I don’t want my first post to be a book in and of itself.

Now, onto the real reason we’re here: Names! I constantly change, remove, add, and revamp my name lists, but I’ll use the one in action at this moment: My Top Seven. I’ll share with you my top three from my top seven (sounds confusing, but whatever) and clue you in as to why I love them.

My girls’ leading contender is Caroline Maria. Caroline is a name I’ve loved ever since first hearing Neil Diamond’s song Sweet Caroline. I just love it! The nickname is Cara. You should be able to tell where Caroline got her middle name, if you paid attention to the introduction. Still no clue? Dammit, I thought my readers would be smarter than that! Duh, it’s my middle name, folks! Seriously, the brain activity these days…

Next up is Adriana Karen. Adriana is a variation of a name originally on my very first name lists: Adrienne. Inspired from America’s Next Top Model’s Cycle 1 winner, Adrianne Curry (with an ‘a’), Adrienne lasted a while before I found Adriana. Considering my Italian heritage, and the way Adriana sounds much more Italian than Adrienne, I had found a perfect fit which has lasted for some time now. But, in keeping with her original version, Adriana’s nickname is still Addie. Karen comes from a simple source: My mommy! Honestly, I need to honor my mom in these names — She needs to be honored more than she is.

Rounding out the top three for my girlies is Isadora Amelia. Isadora is a new find that I’ve become increasingly attached to: A lovely and uncommon alternative to the ever-popular Isabella, Isadora was found in one of my childhood’s favorite book series: A Series of Unfortunate Events. Isadora Quagmire, sister of fellow triplet siblings Duncan Quagmire and Quigley Quagmire, is one of the Baudelaire siblings’ only friends. Her recreational occupation is poetry: She specializes in couplets and once used them to lead the Baudelaires to rescue her and Duncan when they were kidnapped. She, in the book, seems to relate to my literature-related interests — Plus, I just love the name! Nickname for her is Izzy. Her middle name is a version of my first name, Emily, which originated from Aemilia, which Amelia is directly based off of.

I think I’ll stop there for now. I’ll let you in on the reasoning behind my top three boy’s names next time — Until then, ciao!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Serena
    Jul 07, 2009 @ 11:43:24

    Your new blog is great, and I can’t wait to read more!

    We actually have some in common. I love reading and would rather do that all day than most anything else. I also love thunderstorms- lightning is gorgeous. Just thought I would mention that. 🙂

    I really like your name choices!
    Caroline is one of my absolute favorite names- I also got it from the song Sweet Caroline! Maria goes really well with it.

    Adriana Karen is very nice, too. I love both names.
    One of my favorites is Ariana, which is close to it.

    Isadora Amelia is absolutely beautiful! I agree, it’s nice to see that name instead of Isabella. Amelia is very lovely. I also like the similar name Isolde, like the movie Tristan and Isolde.

    Keep up the good work!


    • Mookie
      Jul 07, 2009 @ 14:48:08

      Woo hoo! My first comment! 😀 Thank you very much!

      I also love the name Ariana — My only holdback is that my sister-in-law is considering the name should her baby be a girl. She’s also considering Cara. For a boy, it’s definitely Rocco. (Italian tradition where you name a boy after the paternal grandfather.)

      I’m actually very much contemplating adding Isolde’s partner-in-crime, Iseult, to my list. I love Isolde pronounce Ihz-old, but many other name nerds say it should be pronounce Ihz-old-eh, so I want to go with the spelling that has the first pronunciation, and that spelling would be Iseult. (Just as an extra fact, the opera/movie is based upon the ancient fable by the same name, except Isolde’s name was spelt Iseult.)


  2. Elizabeth
    Jul 09, 2009 @ 11:57:49

    I too found Isadora in the Snicket books, and I just love it! I’m very into anything Victorian, Edwardian, Gothic or generally Edward Gorey-esque, and she seems to fit the bill perfectly. I also like Caroline, and I like Adriana for you and your reasons; alas (love that word!) I can’t find it in myself to like it for me.


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