In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Song of the Day: What a wonderful world

Yes, Coldplay's cover of Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World. Obviously, they didn't do the whole song. So here it is, performed by the man himself, a rather slender-looking, Louis Armstrong. And, I just thought for comparison, I would give you the video of a lady named Eva Cassidy performing this song. I actually like her version even better than Louis Armstrong's. Apparently, she's died already, and I never even knew who she was till I was writing this post. She died at 33 of skin cancer (in 1996) and I guess her music wasn't really that well-known while she was alive.

A little history on the song. It was written by Bob Thiele and George Weiss and first recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1968.

Blog vs Website

So, this lady at work asked me about doing a website. I told her about blogging first, because I thought that would be easiest, then I showed her some stuff to show her that nowadays it's really pretty easy to do a website, too (compared to when I made mine by writing html code). She wants to do this for her own business she has started up and wants the easiest and cheapest way to do it. Which would you suggest? By the end of it all, I was thinking a webpage would be the way to go because she gets her own domain name (I know, I know, a blog is really just a type of webpage. But I mean, based on the templates already made that she can just click her mouse on and stuff, which would be easiest and work best for her purposes?).

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Something new

Well, relatively speaking. It's not a new interest or topic, just these are my two favorite baby names right now. Even though I've loved James for a long time, the girl name is very new (I've had the names on my list, but way down). Drum roll...
James Phillip and Phoebe Calista.

Yeah, so Mom and Dad don't like them at all. I think they maybe think James is ok. Phoebe Calista is just too strange for them (though they did remember that that's the name of one of the characters on Friends, and they never even liked that show!).

But it's really odd for me to only have one name for each sex that I would actually consider using (obviously, I have hundreds that I like and are on my list, but they don't pass muster when it comes to all the little ways they have to be perfect with Wilson and have an emotional connection). Oh, what emotional connetion, you ask? Well, aside from loving James for a long time and the fact that it is very handsome, it was the name of a character in a book I read as a teenager that I liked. Also, it is my grandpa's middle name. Phillip is very cool, but the emotional connection is just that our Carper ancestor was named Philip. Phoebe to me sounds like the name of a woman from the mid to late 1700s and it's Greek (and I love Greek names). Calista is just very beautiful and, of course, Greek. Not as much emotional connection to Phoebe Calista as other names on my list, but it is the perfect match, I think.

Song of the Day: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before

So this is a song by The Smiths (no idea who they are) that Chris and Johnny perform with Noel Gallagher. I like the line where he says he loves her only slightly less than he used to.