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Quick! Tell Me What To Do!

I’m working furiously on my fiction manuscript.

I need an unusual name for a babysitter.

Got any suggestions?

Give me a name, and I’ll tell you one interesting fact about this person.

61 thoughts on “Quick! Tell Me What To Do!

  1. Edwina Night. I had a real babysitter named Edwina when I was a kid and she stopped babysitting us because I asked her if her name was the guy form of Edward. To be a kid again. 🙂

  2. Dondra. I have a friend by that name and people are always surprised when they hear it for the first time. “what? Say that again? Sandra? no? deandra? no?” We started calling her Harry. That worked.

    I have another friend we call Beula. She hates that. 😉

  3. Pirjo

    Those three names come to mind because they are all teenagers, and my protagonist ends up getting married to all three of them (an arranged marriage – they arranged it – two of them are older than he is).


        1. Yep. That doesn’t describe their characters in the book 🙂

          Pirjo and Reeta are identical twins who consider themselves as “One Person with Two Bodies”, and are really upset that their father has been trying to arrange separate marriages for them, since they’ve never, ever, slept apart (in this culture arranged marriages are the norm).

          So they arranged the marriage. Their husband is quite a catch, the adopted son of a Senator, and to paraphrase Luke Skywalker, “He’s rich.”

          It’s been interesting writing it. I had no idea at all that this was coming. The characters sprung it on me.


  4. Minerva— She was a Roman, virgin goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, and magic. I figured that if she were babysitting some of the kids I know, she would need all those skills.

    1. Chippie Prescott must hang out with Kennedy Canaday up there ^. They probably wear matching turtlenecks and Fair Isles sweaters. I also bet they use Strawberry Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers. 😉

      Of course, I am dying to know about your Chippie.

      Tell me!

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