What’s In a Name?

13 Aug

While talking to a girlfriend this morning, I remembered a time that we bashed her ex’s new girlfriend’s name. You might have to reread that last line. She didn’t have an ordinary name, you know, not one you hear every day. And, we couldn’t call her ugly (because she wasn’t) and we couldn’t talk about what a terrible person she was (because we didn’t really know her), so what did we do to insult her? We said, “Seriously. Get a real name.”

If you watched Sex and the City, you will remember an episode where Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda do something similar with Mr. Big’s new gal. It makes me chuckle, so I’ve included it below, so you can, too:

Carrie: There is no way that the love that I had with Big is the same thing he has with Natasha.
Miranda: Natasha? When’d you stop calling her the “Idiot Stick Figure With No Soul?”
Carrie: About three weeks ago when I saw them at Cafe M. He was holding her hand and smiling and…I finally got it. They’re happy, slash, we’re over. And it was okay.
Samantha: Natasha. What a bullshit name.
Miranda: Totally.
Charlotte: Stupid!
Carrie: Yeah, it’s complete bullshit.

SATC fan bonus: If you loved that season finale (called Ex and the City) as much as I did, here’s a clip from it.

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2 Responses to “What’s In a Name?”

  1. Annette August 13, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    didn't big also date a model named Shawl. and when she introduced herself she said 'but the l is silent.' remember?

  2. Mandi August 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Yes, Shawl and also a Willow. "See, here's the thing. She can reach me. But I can't ever get her."

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