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Life is only what you wonder.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

What's In A Name?

When naming this blog, "Wonder Boy" was pretty much my first choice.
Here is a list of names I rejected for one reason or another:
  • And So It Goes
  • Breakfast of Champions
  • Alpha Double Plus
  • Thoughtcrime
  • Inter / VIEW
  • There And Back Again
  • Lost Boy
  • Jimmy's Blog
  • "And So It Goes" and "Breakfast of Champions" were inspired by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., one of my favorite authors; "Alpha Double Plus" is from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; "Thoughtcrime" is from Orwell's 1984, "Inter / VIEW" was an homage to the late, great Andy Warhol; "There and Back Again" is the alternate title of The Hobbit by Tolkien, (the prequel to The Lord of the Rings); "Lost Boy" is from Peter Pan (and I would've beaten him to the title by a good year and a half.); and I rejected "Jimmy's Blog" because it was just boring and unimaginative.
    In retrospect I'm glad I chose "Wonder Boy" because the tone and look of this blog just wouldn't be the same had I chose something else.
    What's in a name?
    Alot, actually!