What’s In A Name?

Mrs. Publicist: We should have done this yesterday, but no worries. This isn’t brain surgery.

Peter Abrahams (Spencer Quinn): People always use that expression, but is it actually harder than, say, hand surgery?

Mrs. P: You and I wouldn’t know. What character name should we do today? I was wondering about Corporal Luke Crannack in THE RIGHT SIDE. A basically comic figure, I would say, until that last scene in Afghanistan, when we see something of his depth – and even sweetness.

PA: Ah, I’m afraid that name is an example of me having fun at work. I liked the sound of the  name of course – all those hard C’s and K’s – a sort of tiny sound poem, perhaps a bit like weaponry. But the name was inspired by Lucas Cranach the Elder, the fifteenth century master and one of my favorites. The college I went to is known for strength of its art department and I took a lot of art courses way back when. As for any connection between Corporal Crannack and Cranach the artist – zip.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Pete! See you next month for more of What’s In A Name!


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13 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:16 am on May 16th, 2018

    Good morning everyone. Love the “What’s in a Name” posts.
    Love cramming our craniums around Crannack. Wish we had a knack for it.
    Enough silliness. Wonderful Wednesday to all.

  2. B.Stover
    9:14 am on May 16th, 2018

    I like Cranach’s painting of Martin Luther.

    Good morning all.

  3. BooBear
    11:22 am on May 16th, 2018

    Good morning, all. Mom is always amazed with how OFA comes up with names

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    2:44 pm on May 16th, 2018


    The rain continues today. Some pretty severe weather yesterday in this neck of the woods.

    I am laughing at OFA’s comparison of brain and hand surgery. :^)

    Good afternoon to all!

  5. Masquers
    3:17 pm on May 16th, 2018

    Rose: Happy to hear youse are okay after the extreme weather from yesterday. Yeep.

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:53 pm on May 16th, 2018

    Masquers: Thanks! Yeep, indeed!

  7. Thieves!
    7:29 pm on May 16th, 2018

    Whitey-Lance is waxing nostalgic about the last royal wedding. It was shortly after we joined this here blog. He was so excited to have Sammy on his paw. We recall his excitement when he realized that the church brought trees inside for their canine guests. Such hospitality, those royals.

    If anyone wants to kar pool, we know where Friend keeps her keys.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    7:37 pm on May 16th, 2018

    Wow, sounds like a good time. Keep those keys available.

  9. Masquers
    8:48 pm on May 16th, 2018

    Alice! Get your Lear Jet ready for take-off!

  10. Ole Doc
    9:12 pm on May 16th, 2018

    Belle Starr is in charge of wardrobe for our lot. She just gave me an empty can of dog food attached to a headband. She calls it a fascinator. Call it what you will, I would find it a lot more fascinating if it was a full can of dog food.

  11. dawson
    9:30 pm on May 16th, 2018

    I love getting a glimpse inside OFA’s head during “What’s in a Name?”

    Thieves: Having sworn allegiance to the Queen, I’m in for the wedding. Tell Belle Starr I’ll make my own fascinator.

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on May 16th, 2018

    Fascinating!…snort!…I sound like Spock!…chuffle!

  13. Ole Doc
    10:23 pm on May 16th, 2018

    Noswad: If you’re not going to use a can of dog food for your fascinator, can I have it? If you are going to use a can of dog food, I will empty it for you. No charge.

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