proper name for things
"Always use the proper name for things. " ~Albus Dumbledore, Chapt. 17, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
I am a firm believer that everything needs a name, cars included.
After a lenghty conversation with friend Amos (Happy 22nd birthday Love!!) yesterday, I decided the name for my car. I was so glad that I got to run the name by someone else...someone who also loves Harry Potter and wouldn't judge me for the name, but rather said things like, "oh, I like that name. That is a good choice!"
I chose a name based on one of my favorite books (as I am listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on CD, and it was the first thing I listened to in the new car), and for a dozen more reasons which feel too silly to share. I have christened the car Sirius Remus, or just Sirius for short; named after two of my favorite characters in the books (besides Harry and Dumbledore).
The name feels very fitting since the the word seirios (Greek) means "blazing" or "scorching," (like my personality--ha ha ha) and Sirius is also the brightest star in the sky--a star which also makes up part of Orion's dog. There is also much old folklore in England which speaks to these big, looming, mysterious dogs. There is something promising in being named for this mysterious, yet bright thing, no? And Remus (along with Romulus) of course was a founder of Rome. Seemed like a strong name that speaks to adventure, no?
I was musing over my old cars and what the reasonings were for their names:
- Chewbacca 1997-1999 (Star Wars, obviously--very fitting because of his brown color)
- Rupert Rufus 1999-2004 (named after Rupert Everett--a favorite actor at the time, Rufus just because I always thought the name was funny)
- Will 2004-2008 name split for Shakespeare and the name of the founder of the farm I used to work at (since I was living at the farm when the car was gifted to me)
And writing this, I realized that my life is so boring lately and I need some adventure. I am very jealous of what TSOldtimer and KT are up to these days! I need something better to write about. I am seeking an adventure!