June 6, 2005

Tickly Name

Have you ever heard a name that either stuck in your head, or you simply had a particular liking for?

Lately, I’ve been watching a number of Dario Argento classic Italian horror films, and his partner/the mother of his daughter is featured in a number of them. Her name is Daria Nicolodi and I find the surname “Nicolodi” to be nifty. And I guess her name struck me funny, because it got stuck in my head. I suppose you could say that the name tickled my mind’s ear. I have no idea why. I never found the word “Nickelodeon” very compelling, and it has a similar cadence (and, I assume, at least passing similar pronunciation). I just don’t know why, but it sticks in my head. Daria Nicolodi.

Have any of you (my loyal readers) encountered a name that stuck in your head, or tickled your ear?

Posted by James at June 6, 2005 8:11 AM
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I used to think it was funny that Buddy Cianci's wife was named "Nancy Ann".

Nancy Ann Cianci.

Posted by: David Grenier at June 6, 2005 9:07 AM

I have thought for a long time that Putin is a kitty cat name. I swore to name the next cat Putin--which I didn't do, but I still think it's a good kitty name.

Another funny kitty cat name is Timlin, the Red Sox pitcher. Last night, I was laying on the couch with a sleepy Clio and whenever I said "Timlin" her tail thumped.

Posted by: PattiM. at June 6, 2005 9:48 AM

I think "Judge Softener" has a nice ring to it.

Posted by: Julie at June 6, 2005 1:31 PM

I worked with a girl years ago named Timberlyn. I always thought that was an incredibly strange name for a girl. Or for anyone, actually. Makes me think about lumberjacks for some reason.

My dad always thought the phrase "cellar door" was particularly beautiful if you didn't think about what the words actually meant. I think he thought it sounded french.

Posted by: Princess Carmen at June 7, 2005 4:16 PM

It was Tolkien who once wrote that "cellar door" was the most beautiful phrase in the English language. It's mentioned in the movie "Donnie Darko," although I don't think Tolkien is mentioned by name in the film. He's referred to as a famous linguist.

It is, indeed Gremlins!

I hope you all had fun! I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off today. It's going to be a busy summer here.

Posted by: James at June 7, 2005 4:48 PM

So busy that you posted this in the wrong comments section?

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at June 7, 2005 5:41 PM


I have so many bright friensd, but nobody has yet figured out a way we can all get together and find some sort of cash cow.

Posted by: James at June 7, 2005 9:00 PM

I thought I had one, but it turns out it has been done. :(

Posted by: briwei at June 8, 2005 12:41 PM

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