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, August 30, 2011

A Good Name: Fizzgig

By now you've probably gotten used to me stealing names from strange and wonderful places. The name "Fizzgig" originates in the fantastic 1982 film The Dark Crystal. Fizzgig is a ball of fluff with many dog-like qualities. He is the loyal pet of Kira, a female Gelfling.

Fizzgig would be a fantastic name for a Pomeranian dog. Notice that Pomeranians share the two predominant characteristics of the original Fizzgig. They are fluffy and they are dog-like.

And I know it's not a common sight to see a pet sea turtle, but there's no good reason that a not-so-fuzzy, not-so-doglike creature such as the noble sea turtle can't enjoy a quirky name like Fizzgig.

Finally, the name Fizzgig almost sounds like the tweets and whistles of a parakeet. Why not name a parakeet Fizzgig, then? The added bonus is that you can imagine that Fizzgig is tweeting/whistling her/her own name, much like the fabled Pokemon of Japanese video game lore.

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