Monday, February 14, 2011

A Mouse With Two Names

There were cartoon names like Bernard from The Rescuers Down Under and Stuart of the Littles. Fitting literary suggestions like Heathcliff, Clive (for the C in C.S. Lewis), Sawyer, Gatsby. Names from my novel-in-progress (how did you know?), which were Hank and Emerson, and then Samuel, a name I always wanted for a boy of my own (didn't have, probably won't, maybe a dog someday?).
Go here to see them all.
Well, it's official, and so now it's time to (re)introduce you to . . .
Mason Canyon said:
The name that popped in my head was Timothy. He would never be called Timmy or Tim, always Timothy. He would need his spectacles only for reading and the pipe would be filled with a cherry-flavored tobacco. He should also have a pocket watch with a chain so he can let you know when you've worked too long.
Also, Marie said (on Facebook):
Hmmmm... How 'bout Pip(squeak)? And I think he's British, by the way... He needs a tall dapper hat to go with his wee pair of spectacles, and he's an old soul. He's great with words, and writing poetry on rainy days. [Janna adds here: Plus, Pip is a character from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, so there's that literary tie-in. COOL BONUS.]
 How can you beat a name with all that personality? I adore it.

Thank you, girls! Mason, if you'd send your address to jannawritesATyahooDOTcom, I'll get your gift in the mail soon. Marie, I'll buy you lunch or somethin', okay? (Marie is a dear friend of mine.)
And thanks to everyone who participated or followed along. I had fun! I hope you did, too.


Melissa Amateis said...

Awww, what a perfect name! :-)

Susan R. Mills said...

Perfect! I love it!

Angela Hood-Ross said...

I think it's an adorable name.

Diane said...

Love the new name. So quaint! :O)

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

Timothy Pip. The little guy could be none other!

Unknown said...

Love it. And Timothy was the mouse in Dumbo (I'm a huge Disney fan) so that gives him bonus points. :)

Mason Canyon said...

Janna, I'm thrilled you liked Timothy. And Pip suits him too. I love the dapper hat addition and he does appear to be an old soul.

Glad to meet you Timothy Pip or was that Sir Timothy Pip?

Thoughts in Progress

Cami said...

Cute, cute!
I love it!

Love Pip!

Anonymous said...

What a great fit for the mouse muse...I wish the two of you many creative days together! :)

Kaye said...


"then the mouse was named" :D

Stephanie Faris said...

Love it. And he's just so cute!

Anonymous said...

Pip is a good name, but I liked Bernard, but alas you can't have it all. ;)