Baby Name of the Day: Eunomie March 29, 2010 By appellationmountain 21 Comments Love the Container Store? More names you might like:Lark: Baby Name of the DayName of the Day: EulalieBaby Name Noa: Energetic Mini NameEffie: Baby Name of the DayBaby Name of the Day: Eirene Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrint
This reminds me of the OPP song by Naughty by Nature and the Sister Act 2 version of the song.
I am now watching my way through every SA2 video on YouTube trying to find it! I may have to break down and watch the movie this weekend. It’s been years since I saw the original, but I loved it.
Curls in Polish is pronounced “Loki” (like you said) and it’s written that way too.
Jane: In French, EU becomes like the vowel sound in “book”, if you can imagine.
Sorry, I’m with most of you – the first thing that came into my head when I saw Eunomie was “you know me” – although I think the first syllable may be pronounced “Oo” rather than “Ew” in French. Anyone know for sure?
Charlotte Vera says
Joy, that’s HILARIOUS! Add me to the throng, “you-know-me” was the first thing I saw when I read today’s NotD. I just don’t see how it could ever be pulled off. And Phthinophoron? Good grief! Sometimes obscure names are meant to remain obscure.
The Scene: a cocktail party in 2031…
A man named Tristan sees a lovely young lady across a crowded room. He walks up to introduce himself…
“Hi, I’m Tristan. What’s your name?”
“No, I don’t know you. That’s why I asked.”
“It’s Eunomie Jennings.”
“Hi, Jennings. Good to meet you.”
“No, Jennings is my last name.”
Tristan wonders why this lovely girl is being so difficult. Doesn’t she want to be on a first-name basis? Fine, he thinks, I’ll play along.
“Sorry, MISS Jennings.”
“No, my first name is Eunomie.”
“Well, I don’t think we’ve met before…do you know me?”
“No, we haven’t met before. My name is actually Eunomie. Eunomie Jennings.”
“Well, since we’ve never met, I don’t know you as anything.”
“Excuse me, I need a drink.”
Tristan gets the hell away from the girl who wouldn’t tell him her name.
Oh! That’s brilliant !
Joy, that was too, too funny! You had me laughing out loud.
Abbott & Costello would be proud!
It’s strange, but I never made the connection
to “You know me” in English. Now I can see why its use would be rare,
especially in English-speaking countries:-)
Thanks for the neat writeup on Eunomie, Abby.
Yup, Who’s On First was the first thing I thought of! That and What’s the vector, Victor?
Oh good, let’s have some Airplane! jokes.
Lady Gwyn says
Pretty, but to far out there for me (and this is from a girl who like Ariadne and Torquil!) It is lovely, and if someone named there daughter that, I’d probably drool over it. It is sweet and realatively easy to pronounce, which is a plus. I think it would work somewhere more urban and liberal than the conservative and rural area in which I live, though.
Eunomie does sound like you know me! That’s funny.
Glad you think Eulalie is the “most engaging of the bunch!” I’m inclined to agree. 😉
Of the “eu” names, I did see somebody considering Euphrasia the other day. It was that or Thomasin. To me they make a lovely pair.
I must say, I’d love to see goddess Eunomie come out of retirement and help our own society govern itself more smoothly. Wouldn’t that be nice?
How funny. In Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia,” a main character’s name is Thomasina. I always wondered if he made it up.
Oops, meant to say I don’t hear or see You Know Me.
I don’t see Eunomie because I tend to pronounce (you-no-MEE). I think its beautiful and one of the more engaging names you have posted in the last few weeks.
You know me? Odd name… I’ll stick with the more known Greek names: Penelope, Helen, etc.
I also just see ‘you know me’. Is it maybe said ‘MY’ at the end as opposed to ‘ee’?
Either way, Eunomie’s vibes aren’t doing anything for me.Besides, I’m more bohemian so organized cupboards aren’t really working for me. 🙂 heheh
Overall, if I was going to use a Mythological name or an extremely obvious name in this vein, I’d go for Persephone ,Luna,Juno,Penelope and at a stretch Calypso
By the way, I came across an Aloysius in my newspaper today – was so excited to see that! He goes by Loki.
Aloysius called Loki? That is fabulous! I’m not sure about the spelling, but the Polish word for curls sounds like Loki. It was one of Aly’s many nicknames for a while … not one that stuck, but he does have the most fabulous curls.
Persephone is one of my favorites, but we’d be more likely to use Penelope.