Photo pinched from the Internet especially for Adrian....
Uma Karuna Thurman, the Kill Bill star, who had her first child by Arpad Busson in July, finally revealed her baby’s name a few weeks ago – Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. She is to be known as Luna. It may seem long-winded but Luna has a pretty short name by comparison with some.
In 1966 bricklayer Peter O'Sullivan decided that any old name would not do for his third child, a girl. Her name should honour his favourite Liverpool soccer team (plus its manager, coach and trainer). I wonder what Paula St. John Lawrence Lawler Byrne Strong Yeats Stevenson Callaghan Hunt Milne Smith Thompson Shankley Bennett Paisley O'Sullivan called herself in later life?
Perhaps the most burdensome name ever given to a child was to the daughter of Arthur and Sarah Jane Pepper, another Liverpudlian couple, in 1882. The laundryman gave his daughter one name for every letter of the alphabet, in this way: Anna Bertha Cecilia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Inez Jane Kate Louise Maud Nora Ophelia Quince Rebecca Starkey Teresa Ulysses Venus Winifred Xenophon Yetty Zeno Pepper. She was born on 19 December 1882 in West Derby, Liverpool, England, and registered in that area in January 1883. (Some sources give her 'S' name as Sarah but the name Starkey can be seen on the certificate.)
By contrast, Ivy is a pretty short name. Perhaps Son-who-watches -films should have made more of an effort? How about Lovely Intelligent Vivacious Energetic Rascally Photogenic Observant Opportunistic Ladylike Feline Companion or Liverpool FC for short? I mean, Ivy for short.
Did you know a cat has an eco-footprint comparable to a Volkswagen Golf. I’m not sure who measured that, or how, but it sounds impressive. Does that mean that if Ivy does a high mileage she becomes a Rolls Royce?
Daughter-who-takes-photos and Son-in-law-and-Friend-who-loves-Otters called in on Friday and met Ivy for the first time. It was love at first sight.
Exploring new friends.
Packaged up, ready to send to the USA, if Daughter-who-takes-photos doesn't steal her first....
She needs a lot bigger box than she did a month ago.
I haven't forgotten that I promised you a trip to the upstairs of the new Liverpool Museum. The post is drafted...