[tpm] Hello Perlers, The Phoebe has arrived

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Sun Feb 24 12:31:48 PST 2013

Hi Bobby,

On Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:16:40 -0500
"J. Bobby Lopez" <jbl at jbldata.com> wrote:

> I had thoughts on naming her something 'perl' related, but had to 
> compromise with my wife ;)  So starting the name with P had to suffice ;)
> The name 'Phoebe' has a lot of meaning to us.  For one, as you said 
> Shlomi, it's the name of one of our favourite character on Friends.

I'm glad you like Friends too and that you also like the character of Phoebe.
Thanks for the other roundup of etymology. Names of people are fascinating
things, and my name (as well as my IRC derived nickname "rindolf" or "Rin" for
short) also have a complex history, etymology and philology, which are
reflected in fragments in my F.A.Q.:


As a boy (child, teenager, etc.) I hated my name and was constantly teased for
it, but as an adult, I was able to take it to my advantage. I hope that the
young Miss Phoebe Lopez will be an awesome person during all ages, whatever her
abilities, strengths, weaknesses and trade-offs will be. 


	Shlomi Fish

> It's also the name of the region where my mother was born, Miss Phoebe, 
> Port Mourant, Guyana.
> We've thought about several names, most of them were not very common, 
> such as Dilana, Mistique, etc.  But Phoebe seemed to be most well rounded.
> We were considering the number of syllables in the name, trying to make 
> it easy to say and flow.  Two syllables like 'Bobby' seemed to become a 
> priority.
> We also wanted the full name to flow well, like Cellar Door: 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellar_Door, so we made sure that the 
> vowels in the first, middle, and last names complimented each other, so 
> that you could essentially say the full name without skipping a beat.  
> For example I would sometimes pronounce it "PhoebIsabelLopez" 
> (Febeezabellopez).  This shortly ended up becoming "Fizzy" as a nickname :)
> We also wanted the name to be easy to play with in written form, to do 
> things like using the 'P' in Lopez to write Phoebe going downward (like 
> in a crossword puzzle).
> It's actually very difficult to pick a name that will seem to work well 
> in the long run.  You can easily get into a rut trying to think of all 
> the reasons why a name _will not_ work.  Luckily we had settled on the 
> decision before she was born :)
> Isabelle could have just as easily been 'Isabella' as my 4yr old nice 
> likes to pronounce it.   But we chose that one because it was the name 
> of another favourite character, and it also allowed us to be a bit 
> playful with the name.  For example 'Phoebe is a Belle" as in 
> http://www.thefreedictionary.com/belle
> Anyway, thanks for asking, it's actually nice to be able to share the 
> reasoning behind the name!
> On 13-02-24 05:38 AM, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> > Hi Bobby,
> >
> > On Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:12:52 -0500
> > "J. Bobby Lopez" <jbl at jbldata.com> wrote:
> >
> >> My daughter, Phoebe Isabelle Lopez was born on Jan 28th, 2013!
> >>
> >> I figure I had to do the needful, and write a blog post about the
> >> arrival of our new bundle of joy, so here it is :
> >> http://www.jbldata.com/please-join-us-in-welcoming-the-newest-member-of-our-family/
> >>
> > Mazal Tov! :-)
> >
> > Just out of curiosity - why was she called "Phoebe"? As opposed to Uri, I
> > think it's a lovely name, and naturally reminds me of
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebe_Buffay from the T.V. show Friends.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > 	Shlomi Fish
> >
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