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Title: Help me name my Kindle
Post by: Sandpiper on October 31, 2008, 07:16:13 am
I live in the 'burbs west of Chicago, but I love the beach (although I can't swim).  Particularly Seaside, FL on the Florida Panhandle gulf coast.  Have you seen the movie The Truman Show?  It was filmed there.  I have a sign on my condo hall door -- Seaside Retreat.  I decorated my condo to look like a Florida beach cottage -- Seaside colors, shells, jars of Seaside sand, bottles of gulf water, etc., etc.  So a name for my Kindle . . . Shelly?  Maybe.  Anyone have a more original idea?
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Post by: Leslie on October 31, 2008, 07:20:43 am
Oh, this is always fun.

How about Ariel (from The Little Mermaid)?

L
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Post by: Sandpiper on October 31, 2008, 07:26:04 am
That's a good possibility.  I also like Cajun kinda names.  I've never been to New Orleans, but it holds an interest for me.  In the past I've had a parrotlet named Boudreaux and now I have a Rosey Bourkes parakeet named Lucy Anna.  Louisiana = Lucy Anna.
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Post by: asordu on October 31, 2008, 09:17:16 am
Marie Leveau?
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Post by: Khabita on October 31, 2008, 09:29:21 am
You know, I like to think that I'm reasonably creative, but this Kindle naming thing . . . I just cannot think up a name for my Kindle. Believe it or not, I call it "Kindle Kindle" (yeah, I like it so much I named it twice). Some of you have these amazingly clever names for your Kindles, and I love mine so much, but sometimes I just stare down at it and try to think of some clever or at least fitting name for it, and I can't!

Hmm . . . Leslie, maybe your next book should be "The Kindle Naming Book"
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Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 31, 2008, 09:44:03 am
One of my favorite songs... "New Orleans Ladies" so perhaps New Orleans Lady

Chalmette

Let us know what you decide on.

Linda
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Post by: Sandpiper on October 31, 2008, 09:45:53 am
asordu, I like that.  :)  Sounds a little familiar.  From a song?
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Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 31, 2008, 09:54:19 am
Marie Leveau is a song, I like that too!! I think she was a voo doo woman. Have to listen to it on my iPod.

Linda
Title: Re: Help me name my Kindle
Post by: Sandpiper on October 31, 2008, 10:06:30 am
Geeez, I like Chalmette too.  (Just took a sample listen to Sweet Chalmette on iTunes.  Like what I heard.)  And Chalm is almost palm.  Anything beachy / tropical will get me.
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Post by: asordu on October 31, 2008, 10:11:19 am
Yep. VooDoo Queen, faith healer and one of my favorite old Bobby Bare songs from the past.
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Post by: Susan B on October 31, 2008, 10:48:41 am
I live in Cajun country so as a suggestion, how about a traditional Cajun-French name, Clothilde? (pronounced Clo-teel,at least down here)
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Post by: tc on October 31, 2008, 10:49:55 am
You like Cajun. Ok how about Thibodeaux, Langlinais, Lagneaux, Hebert, Duhon, Dugas, Arceneeaux, or maybe Prejean.  I can come up with a few more if you'd like.  Oh one of my favorites Champagne.
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Post by: Sandpiper on October 31, 2008, 11:35:05 am
Chlotilde is good too.  Which made me think of simply Chloe ?  Another sweet tiny tiny bird I had -- a grey singing finch.  They are rare, but pet shop that sold her to me didn't know (and neither did I at the time).  Her name grew over her ten years -- Chloe Anne Suzanna Carolina Savannah.
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Post by: Betsy the Quilter on October 31, 2008, 06:28:00 pm
Thalassa, the sea goddess?  http://www.theoi.com/Protogenos/Thalassa.html (http://www.theoi.com/Protogenos/Thalassa.html)

Betsy
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Post by: Leslie on October 31, 2008, 06:30:36 pm
Oh, I like Thalassa. I think that's perfect.

Sandpiper...that name speaks to me....

L
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Post by: jdsmke on October 31, 2008, 06:52:42 pm
OK, if you have settled on a name, ignore this, but it looks like you hadn't yet, so might I suggest Sigmund, from the Sid and Marty Croft show Sigmund the Sea Monster.  For a sea monster, you ever notice how we never saw him in the water?  Might be perfect for your situation of loving the beach but not able to swim.  PLus one of th esongs they used to sing was "You Gotta Have Friends", and your kindle will be a very good friend indeed.

Just my two cents worth (inflation adjusted to $1.29).
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Post by: sjc on October 31, 2008, 07:26:46 pm
Wave:  multiple meanings; the obvious wave (beach) Kindle: wave of the future.....a new wave.
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Post by: RovingSoul on October 31, 2008, 11:45:26 pm
I named mine Phantasos, who is the Greek god of vivid dreaming and creativity. So, if I wanted a sea name, I would probably name it Posieden, or Thetus, or some nymph that I fancied. But I'm obsessed with mythology (even that which is currently known as Christianity).
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Post by: Sandpiper on November 01, 2008, 07:12:52 pm
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.  I guess it is (may be) Sundog, taken from my absolutely favorite book store which is app. 1,000 miles from where I live.   :'(

(http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr253/SundogB/SundogBooks.jpg)   (http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr253/SundogB/Sundog2.jpg)
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Post by: colleen on November 01, 2008, 07:27:06 pm
Sundog and Sandpiper go together quite nicely I think!
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Post by: Sandpiper on November 01, 2008, 07:31:54 pm
Colleen, where do you live?  I'm in Lombard.
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Post by: colleen on November 01, 2008, 07:48:36 pm
Collen, where do you live?  I'm in Lombard.

Far northern 'burbs - Gurnee to be exact.
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Post by: Vegas_Asian on November 01, 2008, 08:53:07 pm
I gave my kindle my high school alias...one of them.
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Post by: pidgeon92 on November 01, 2008, 09:15:44 pm

Far northern 'burbs - Gurnee to be exact.

Hey, we're neighbors! I'm in Waukegan....
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Post by: colleen on November 02, 2008, 07:31:59 am

Far northern 'burbs - Gurnee to be exact.

Hey, we're neighbors! I'm in Waukegan....

Small, SMALL world, huh?
Title: Re: Help me name my Kindle
Post by: Meemo on November 02, 2008, 09:37:24 pm
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.  I guess it is (may be) Sundog, taken from my absolutely favorite book store which is app. 1,000 miles from where I live.   :'(


 ;)  I recognized that pic as soon as I saw it & though "Perfect choice - Sundog!"  (I live not far from Seaside...)
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Post by: Kirstin on November 03, 2008, 05:09:16 am
I need help naming my Kindle too!  I don't want to just settle on something - it has to be perfect.  Thinking something with a K since Kindle starts with K and so does my first name...   but I want something unique and pretty.   Any ideas?
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Post by: Leslie on November 03, 2008, 05:12:37 am
I need help naming my Kindle too!  I don't want to just settle on something - it has to be perfect.  Thinking something with a K since Kindle starts with K and so does my first name...   but I want something unique and pretty.   Any ideas?

Kaki

I had a friend named Kaki way back when I was about 6 years old. I haven't thought of her in years and her name just popped into my head when I read your post!
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Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 03, 2008, 05:22:34 am
My aunt's name is Keiko.  (We called her "Kay")

Betsy
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Post by: Kirstin on November 03, 2008, 05:26:58 am
Oh oh oh!!   I did a search on k names after I posted and saw this:
Keiko : KIGH-koh : japanese "adored one"

Then I came back here and saw Betsy's post!   Keiko it is!!   My "adored one"!   PERFECT!!!!
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Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 03, 2008, 05:34:19 am
Great name!! (but of course I'm biased, I love my Aunt Kay).

Interesting that it says it's pronounced KIGH-ko.  We always pronounced it KAY-ko.  Maybe she anglicized it....  I never knew it meant "my adored one."

Betsy
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Post by: Ann in Arlington on November 03, 2008, 06:42:11 am
Miles O'Brien's wife was Keiko on Star Trek Deep Space 9.  They pronounced it Kay-Ko

Ann
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Post by: Sandpiper on November 03, 2008, 06:59:17 am
Meemo, so where are you?  I envy you -- 'cept maybe in hurricane season.  I've got some of Seaside and the beach here.  My condo is full of shells, sand, bottles of gulf water, a pelican feather, etc., etc.  It does look kinda like a Florida beach cottage -- everything but the view!

But then Sausalito is for sale!

(http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr253/SundogB/Saulsalito.jpg)
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Post by: Kirstin on November 03, 2008, 07:02:53 am
That's funny about pronunciation....   "Kay-Ko" reminds me also of the Whale from Free Willy so I'll probably pronounce it that way myself.  :)
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Post by: Teach142 on November 03, 2008, 01:09:42 pm
How about Florida?  That way you will always have Florida with you.
Title: Re: Help me name my Kindle
Post by: Meemo on November 03, 2008, 10:50:21 pm
Meemo, so where are you?  I envy you -- 'cept maybe in hurricane season.  I've got some of Seaside and the beach here.  My condo is full of shells, sand, bottles of gulf water, a pelican feather, etc., etc.  It does look kinda like a Florida beach cottage -- everything but the view!

I'm in Niceville - about 30 minutes away.  I can live with hurricane season - it's cold weather I can't handle!