NAMES

A list of names on my phone that I've been adding to for the past couple years and probably won't be using to name anyone for at least 10 years.
  1. Abner
  2. Agatha (Aggie)
    Totally after Debbie Reynolds in Halloweentown
  3. Agnes
    After Agnes Moorehead
  4. Armando
    After Ricardo Montalbán's character in Escape from/Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  5. Arthur (Art/Artie)
    After my grandpa Ardy and Art Garfunkel
  6. Bruce
    After the shark in Jaws, duh
  7. Delia
    From The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells
  8. Domenico (Dummi)
    From Marriage Italian Style
  9. Dot
  10. Edgar (Eddie)
    After Edgar Allan Poe and Eddie Munster
  11. Elspeth
    Like Elspet Gray. Low-key after me.
  12. Esther
    Like Esther Williams
  13. Hal
    After HAL 9000
  14. Harlan
    Like Harlan Ellison. Maybe Harland. Nickname Harley if for a girl.
  15. Harvey
  16. Hobbie
    After the X-wing pilot. I just love this name.
  17. Ida
  18. Ilya
    After Russian painter Ilya Repin, one of my favorite artists
  19. Ira
  20. Irvin
    After Irvin Kershner, director of The Empire Strikes Back, wearer of newsboy caps and v-neck sweaters
  21. Mara Jade
    From the post ROTJ Star Wars expanded universe, obvi. Only if she has red hair.
  22. Leo
    After Mindy and Danny's baby, obvi
  23. Lydia
  24. Leia
    This one should be obvious
  25. Reinette (Nettie)
    After my great-grandma Nettie
  26. Rhoda
    After Rhoda Morgenstern, who is me
  27. Rodney (Rod/Roddy)
    Like Rod Taylor or Roddy McDowall
  28. Reuben (Rooster)
    From True Grit. I know it's awful, but I love it.
  29. Stella
    Because it means star
  30. Van
    Like Van Williams who played the Green Hornet in the short-lived '60s show.
  31. Vera
    After the elephant in Larger Than Life
  32. Verna
  33. Willoughby (Will/Willow/B)
    The name of the actor who played the king in The Princess Bride. Probably won't happen, because I already have a cousin named Will.
  34. Wallace (Wally)
    Kind of after WALL-E
  35. Zira
    From Planet of the Apes; my inspiration
  36. Zuzu
    From It's a Wonderful Life
  37. Abner and Delia are my top two right now
  38. Full disclosure: if I have twins and they are a boy and a girl, I will name them Luke and Leia
  39. I guess I need to have at least 36 kids