March 30th, 2010


N00B NAME CHALLENGE: the reveal!

Before we reveal the answer to all these riddles, Justin and I thought we'd share some of the name hints that didn't quite make the cut (most of which were rejected when we decided to allow Googling):

  • The first historically notable bearer of this name was an empress.
  • Were proper names allowed, playing it would be worth 12 points in Scrabble.
  • It is paired with Logos to form one of the emanations of God in Valentinian Gnosticism.
  • It only has one more letter than syllable.
  • According to Wikipedia, a small tribe of this name lives in the Amazon; one of its unusual cultural practices is that men celebrate the birth of their offspring by cutting their legs with rodent teeth. Justin does not intend to follow this tradition.
  • It has been in the top 1000 girls' names in the US 71 of the last 100 years -- though not in either of the years we were born.
  • The top Google hit of this name is of an actress. (However, making universal statements about top Google hits seems dangerous in this age of personalized search results!)
  • It is the name of this cat.
  • It is the name of one of President Bartlet's daughters.

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