What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Ok, I admit it, I’m guilty.  I follow every bad trend. I had a pet rock, forward chain mail, am addicted to Facebook apps… in short, I am quite impressionable and easily led astray. 

So of course when my friend’s Facebook status prompted me to search my own name on Urbandictionary.com, I didn’t have a choice; I had to comply!  What I found was a very pleasant surprise indeed.  


  1. a femme fatale. with intelligence and beauty. she’s an “all around girl” like LL’s cut. Usually nicknamed Sophie or Phia. Very friendly, a down-ass chick, book smart and full of wisdom. Uses “both eyes to see” the world.  A wifey type that can make a man satisfied: cook good, look good and feels good.   A one of kind girl, rare to find and once you find it hold on to it till eternity.
  2. tough muscled girl who likes to hit people with newspapers. her speech is often inarticulate.
    She is a great distraction from the real world and you can take away your anger by annoying her
  3. hot hippie chick who makes you (and 99.908% of californian males before you) look bad in bed, smokes lucky strikes, drives around in a mustang 69, has the most extraordinary soft blond hair, and is just barely short of recording “Led Zepplin V”… she makes all those granola-chomping menthol-smoking possibly-lesbian armpit-hair-growing hippie girlys look like the awful uncouth beasts they are.
  4. A girl’s name that means wisdom in Greek.
    Has a user rating of 4.5.  X:  That girl’s a Sophia-all I want in a woman. Curves like Sophia Loren, sexy prowl like Sofia Vergara, can freak you like the porn star Sophia Santi.

My favorite people to meet are Bulgarians, because once I introduce myself, they always smile broadly and tell me that I have the same namesake as the capital of their homeland.

 What is your name? What do people call you?   More importantly, what do you answer to? 

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.  Too often, names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth’s marvels, beneath the dust of habit.  All I know is my name must be delicious, ’cause it’s in everybody’s mouth!


One comment

  1. Marius Sidau · · Reply

    Sophia you got a message from me on your Wayne adress. You may want to check that…As said, your blog is very well done. Imi place foarte mult! Felicitari! 🙂

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