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"Really? As in the animal/foodstuff/music genre?"
"Is that a stripper name?"
"What were your parents thinking?"
When your name is a word that is more usually a noun or adjective than a human moniker, you hear the same questions a lot. But there's a story in every name, and yours is probably a more interesting story than most.
Content note: there are a few swears in this episode. (None of the people have swear names, though.)
COOL NAMES, COOL PEOPLE:
In aphabetical order of surname, you heard from
Cinnamon Nippard. Yes, as in the spice. Cinnamon is a journalist and radio producer: she's EP of stories at Kinderling, radio for children and their grown-ups, and recently produced the podcast Pretty for an Aboriginal.
Emerald Paston and Sapphire Paston. As in the jewels. Emerald produces comedy shows and wonders: is it poetry? Sapphire is busy studying for a masters degree in curating contemporary art, so better let her get on with it.
The transcript of this episode is at theallusionist.org/transcripts/nounnames.
YOUR RANDOMLY SELECTED WORD FROM THE DICTIONARY:
This episode was produced by me and Martin Austwick, who also composes all the music for the show. You can hear his songs under the name Pale Bird.