Today is Middle Name Day and Mario Day. I had no idea that today would be such a raucous success. But it was! I could not have been more pleased with today’s successes. This largely do to the fact that I spent the majority of my day dominating the social media scene.
I posted early in the morning on Twitter and Facebook that it was Middle Name Day and that everyone should tell me theirs so I could blog about how awesome they were. I got a ton of responses. I made a killer list of everyone’s middle names.
Patricia Julius Curt-Michael Bianca Beth
Daye Lynn Kyle Ann Ann
Jean Catherine Michael-Thomas Kay Burke
Lee Joseph Paul Lee Marie
Ferrish Patricia-Faith Evelyn Gabriella Christine
Rose Ruth Ruben Robert Alexander
Rose Bailey Elizabeth Nicholas Ann
Raeann Lea Michelle Rhea Louise
Elizabeth Preston Anne Kathryn Ladd
Phillip Grace Wesley Douglas Marie
Louise Michelle Marie Loraine Elizabeth
Kristin Louise Nyse Alane Dawn Gay
That’s a lot of names. And a lot of people. My favorite middle names that were submitted to me are, Douglas, Ruth, Burke, Grace, Ruben and Evelyn. I’m sorry if I didn’t pick your particular middle name. I picked these cause I thought they were great. And unique and cool.
And then I got an even better idea! Your middle name and the first street you remember living on is your soap opera name. Elizabeth Evergreen. So I Tweeted this, hoping to get some awesome responses. Good news, I did.
Marie 48th Street
Not a bad cast of characters if you ask me. Clearly some of the names don’t really transfer to the greatest soap opera names. Marie 48th Street sounds a little strange. And Nicholas Dapursusu translates to Nicholas Milk Kitchen. I can only imagine all the lost love and drama this soap opera could contain. I would watch it. I don’t do a whole lot during daytime television hours anyway.
Today is Mario Day as well. Let me explain some things about my interaction with video games. I don’t like them. Let me rephrase. I’m just scared of them. I didn’t have an older brother, turns out I still don’t. But I never had someone who was encouraging me to play video games. I was playing Barbies and dreaming about getting my own phone line and wall papering the back of my head-board with pictures of cute boys (true story) from magazines. Video games weren’t high on my list. I had friends that played video games. I have watched a ridiculous amount of Zelda.
So Mario Day, I got my usual amount of video game anxiety when a friend suggested that I play some Mario today. I opted out. But that got me pondering about Mario’s middle name. I have no idea what it could be. But I’ll tell you what I do know. They were the Mario Brothers. That would lead one to believe that Mario’s full name is Mario Mario and Luigi’s full name is Luigi Mario.
Mr. and Mrs. Mario were lacking in creativity when it came to their son in red.
I love names. I think they are very interesting and so permanent. In my family there are 7 cousins on my mom’s side. We call ourselves The Cousins. They are some of my most favorite people. We all share middle names. The first-born girl in each family has the middle name Elizabeth. The second born girl has the middle name Marie. The first-born boy has the middle name Whistler (our mom’s maiden name).
Kate Elizabeth Jane Elizabeth Jack Whistler
Abby Marie Betsy Marie Ellen Elizabeth
We are a pretty hilarious bunch.
We are all bonded by our middle names. Cool.