02/22/21 – Book 9 Chapter 9 — Alkyine Quort Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, February 22, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/02/2021-02-22-audio-ST.m4a.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Never a dull moment. 🙂 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 02/18/21 – Uncomfortable Seating 02/23/21 – Hello Alone 21 Comments Coyoty February 22, 2021 at 3:51 am 3 years ago I knew a guy named Harry Dick who might disagree with Aitana. Really. His parents probably would fail the Strib employment interview. Meran February 22, 2021 at 4:33 am 3 years ago Do I know you??? I knew Harry Dick too! A lady named Cat wad his wife. Same couple? I have a hard time knowing that TWO sets of parents did that to their kids. rwstyles February 22, 2021 at 7:32 pm 3 years ago There’s a better one in “Freakonomics”. I can’t repeat it here. SH*thead. Really. Some kind of freaky pronuncation, but still … Dranorter February 27, 2021 at 9:23 am 3 years ago They’re called “copronyms”, and in parts of the ancient world were fairly common. Coyoty February 23, 2021 at 2:57 am 3 years ago It was 40 years ago in New Britain, CT. Meran February 23, 2021 at 3:52 am 3 years ago It was in Colorado 1991-1995. Then there ARE ruthless parents out there. The Butzes were smart, entertaining people. FlySwatter February 22, 2021 at 9:24 am 3 years ago I know a woman named Candy Cox. Life can be hard, can’t it? Meran February 23, 2021 at 3:55 am 3 years ago According to my mom, her boyfriend (her life was more) of that time talked her out of naming me Kandy Kane. That man wasn’t good for anything much beyond that. Gyffes February 23, 2021 at 8:26 pm 3 years ago Are you people unfamiliar with former NH Congressman Dick Swett? Gregg Eshelman March 11, 2021 at 2:09 am 3 years ago My mother knew a guy named Hayon Stubblefield. There was an old friend of the family, whom we did not know her middle name until her funeral. It was truly a Surprise. Myrna Eshelman April 18, 2021 at 4:24 pm 3 years ago I also knew a guy named Harry Bottoms. My mother knew a set of twins named Ima Hogg and Ura Hogg. There was also Osha Hitt. There is a racecar driver today known as Will Power… Pappenheimer February 22, 2021 at 10:45 am 3 years ago on a more classical note, I met a Troy Burns once. Just_IDD February 22, 2021 at 11:11 am 3 years ago The weirdest lastname I’ve run across is “casebeer” 0z79 February 22, 2021 at 4:13 pm 3 years ago Sounds like one of those places where you put a full wallet on top of your head, say you’ve got a truck, washer and dryer and walk out of the bar with a new wife. Christopher Baldwin February 22, 2021 at 11:23 am 3 years ago I’ve known a Justin Case and a Jen Erick. Ah, life. 🙂 Frith R February 22, 2021 at 12:10 pm 3 years ago I went to school with a Candy Mellons. She got married away from that name a week after graduation. Mike O'Donnell February 22, 2021 at 3:49 pm 3 years ago Candy Cane in my HS class. I will say no more. Pete Rogan February 22, 2021 at 5:26 pm 3 years ago I had a professional contact in Chicago whose name really was Dotty Flake. Never asked her about it; not my concern. But memorable. Like Alkyine Quort, which didn’t get a mention from anybody for some reason. Hm. Chiphu’s depression concerns me, as it seems to come out of nowhere, and given his recent gender journey, there’s likely a cause he’s not going to bring up. Kind of reminds me of the bull I saw with four abscesses, one in each hoof. He was standing kind of splayed by the hoof-doctor’s rolling clinic, with the look every male in pain wears at some point: “I’m fine. Leave me alone.” Muzhik February 22, 2021 at 10:13 pm 3 years ago When I was in high school, a local paper held a contest for the best “unusual” name. The winner was a guy whose real name was “Rusty Pipes”. The second place went to someone with a Dutch/German name. Can’t do anything about the last name, and really, in a German/Dutch community, it might not receive a lot of comments: “Patty Haderasveldt” LMK if you need help pronouncing it… Night-Gaunt February 22, 2021 at 11:05 pm 3 years ago Butch but I don’t know his last name. One of my hobbies is collecting uncommon names. Here is some I created for a SF novel in ancient India as a high tech Type 1 civilization thousands of years older than our current one. Merum?rt?nda “Golden Mountain-Rises-from-a-Lifeless Egg” Hirany?ksahan?mat “Large Jaws Golden Eyes” As for alien names at least Lovecraft tried to make them seem to be very alien and barely pronounceable to human vocal organs. Though some had no real names which I would give. Usually based on some word or name from other cultures like “Imhullu” a wind demon from Sumeria for the wind using aliens in “The Shadow Out of Time” where they appeared sans names. Mo February 24, 2021 at 4:10 am 3 years ago The creator of SMBC was named Zach Weiner by his parents. Pretty harsh. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.