Sunday Summary 6.12.16We just wrapped up Disney Week, and that’s because we’ve been enjoying The Happiest Place on Earth.

It’s a name spotters’ paradise, from the cast members’ name tags to the embroidered ears to the personalized shirts so many guests wear. (Yup, that crazy lady looking at your Disney family reunion shirt is really just trying to read all of your grandchildren’s names.)

My favorite find so far? Socorro, which I’m surprised I haven’t written about yet. I’ll fix that next month!

On the plane trip to Florida, I managed to re-read The Name Therapist, the tremendous new work on all things onomastic from Lainey Gossip’s Duana Taha. You can read my review here, but really – it’s nearly impossible to do the book justice.

In other name news:

That’s all for this week! As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week.

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  1. Well, since you said you’re curious about Ransom, I’ll tell you why it’s on my list. I take a lot of inspiration from books I love and Professor Ransom is the main character of the Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis. It turns out that the character has a significant name because he ends up being a savior figure for an alien race, paying the “ransom” for them. Lewis uses him to combine Christian theology, Arthurian legend, and speculative science fiction, which are all things I love and are pretty much just plain awesome together. That’s a lot of really powerful meaning laden into one unusual name. I don’t know if most other Ransom fans are also Lewis fans/ picking up on the Biblical connections, but that’s my reason.