I Like My Name, Thank You

 

Nora Ephron (RIP) and Lena Dunham dissed my name.

I was innocently watching an extras feature on the Tiny Furniture DVD, in which Nora Ephron interviews Lena Dunham. When talking about the autobiographical nature of her work, Lena said that she tries to give her characters names that are similar to her real name. She said something like, “A friend suggested the name ‘Linda’ and I said, that is nothing like my name, blah blah…” Alluding to ‘Linda’ being old-fashioned.

She then goes on to say something like, “I met a 9-year-old named Nancy recently and it took me two days to process it.” Nora mutters in reply, “Poor girl…”

Whaaaatt. I’d like to meet this 9-year-old and give her a high five. Nothing wrong with having a unique name. It’s my grandmother’s name and I’m proud of it. And who wouldn’t enjoy having a name that rhymes with “fancy”?

Courtesy of Squarebooks.com

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anya Weber
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 20:04:54

    That’s ridiculous! I like your name too and there’s nothing to “process” about it. What*ev*er, Dunham/Ephron.

    Reply

  2. abby mumford
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 10:37:38

    that’s kind of ironic considering old fashioned names (penelope, etc.) are back in fashion.

    Reply

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