I was just driving back from my office when I saw a roadside sign for someone running for some local office or other. The guy's name was Troy Trulock
As I continued to drive up the road, I thought to myself "That's actually a jolly good name for a politician – the
'Troy' part sounds strong and firm, while
'Trulock' sounds like he's the sort of person you can trust."
(I'm a trusting sort of fellow.)
Of course, my mind then started to spin along thinking up other good names for politicians, like Troy Triedntrue
, Trevor Trustworthy
, and Marvin Manly
And then there are some names you wouldn’t want to have if you were running for office; for example, Stephen Shady
or Samantha Sly
And there are some names that just fit the person and their position or profession. Who amongst us could forget Truly Scrumptious
from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
? In this story, Truly was the daughter of a wealthy sweet factory owner, Lord Scrumptious; Truly develops a romantic relationship with the widower Caractacus Potts, who was played by Dick Van Dyke.
As an aside, one of my aunts was in that film. She was a "lady strolling around with a parasol" in the scene at the fair early in the film -- the one where Caractacus is demonstrating his hair cutting machine that leaves his subject bald (at least on top of his head).
But don’t leave this all to me. Get your creative juices flowing. What's the best
name a politician could hope to have? What's the worst
? And what name would best describe its owner's position or profession?
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