A hundred words – what’s in a name?

“What about Oliver?” suggests Andy. “It’s a nice strong sounding name for a boy, don’t you think?”

“It means Olive tree!” says Fiona.

“What about Thomas, then?”

“He’s not Welsh and he’s not a twin! Thomas means twin.”

“Right, how about Harry? Home ruler, it says.”

“Everyone will give him the nickname Potter or Prince! I quite like Jack. What do you think of that?”

“I like Jack too, but its meaning is God is Gracious. We’re atheists! Don’t you think it’s a bit hypocritical?”

“I suppose. What about Charlie? After all, he’s not our son, just a sitcom character!”


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About Vicky Newham

Vicky Newham is a writer, living in Whitstable, Kent. She writes crime fiction, psychological thrillers and science fiction. Her main projects are novels, but she also writes short stories, flash fiction, non-fiction articles and some poetry.
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1 Response to A hundred words – what’s in a name?

  1. jensine says:

    Naming anything is hard as the name gives it personality … and the good thing about a sitcom character, they can always change their name … long lost identity or they never liked their real name etc

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