Monday, August 30, 2010

What's in a Name?

It's official.  It only took 6.5 months*.  It's Short Temper.

Within the derby community, we have an International Rollergirls' Master Roster, informally called "Two Evils" as that's the name of the site it's hosted on.  This is so there are not 50 "Punky Bruiser"s or "Lady Gagya"s skating around.  Also, if you come up with an awesome name, you don't want people to straight up copy you!

When you think of a name, you can check it for uniqueness on the Two Evils website.  For example, search "Babe Ruthless", and you'll see not only is that exact name taken, but there are several that are someone similar.  So time to get creative!

I will admit, there is a "Strawberry Short Temper" which pops up if you search for "Short Temper"...but, I did a little research and it turns out she's a referee from the River Valley Roller Girls, a team from Arkansas.  I doubt we'll ever run into each other, but if we do, I hope she doesn't beat me up.

While my name is official, sadly my number is 10 inches short.  It's listed as 4'1" instead of 4'11".  Oh well - it will get fixed.  Eventually.

Do you have a derby name in mind that you thought was unique and original?  How does it stack up against Two Evils?

*My name was submitted to the database admin people in February.  Because they get so many name requests/updates, they're pretty backed up.  So it's kind of a big deal when your name becomes "official".