I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Good Name: Ella

During the same hypothetical discussion of children's names that spawned A Good Name: Harvey, Amy and I decided that our top name possibility for a daughter would be Ella.

Our biggest influence on choosing this name is the fact that Amy's older sister is named Ella. As a matter of fact, she owns a coffee shop called Ella's in Lowell, Michigan where they serve pretty fantastic food. Amy also happens to be a fan of Ella Fitzgerald, and I believe there is even an Ella in my family, perhaps my mother's aunt. The name just has a really good sound and we've only ever known good Ellas.

Ella might also be a good name for an elephant. No good reason other than the fact that it's a pun.

Amy's been obsessed with toucans lately. Why not name a toucan Ella?

And this one comes from Adam Friedli. Adam thought that we should name a pet umbrella Ella. You know, like umbrella Ella Ella...

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