**THIS JUST IN**
From the man who bears at least 50% responsibility for my top ten name -
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Melissaknits needs a new name. My mother's other selections weren't any better - Rebecca Diane? April Joy?? Me?? Please. She would have been closer with Hannah or Sarah or Emma. Can anyone help? There are those among you who know me, at least enough to say so, and I am begging for your help. We're getting off the wall here at Melissaknits' home base, with names ranging from the sublime to the utterly ridiculous. THE LIST is below, and feel free to make up your own and post it as a comment. Oh - the objective - Melissaknits is going to try her hand at self publishing patterns. Unfortunately, my name is pretty common - it appeared out of the blue in the top ten names for girls in the US list in 1967, and did not fall below top ten till 1985 - that's a whole lot of Melissas out there. I need a name that says something about knitting, and a little about me. I am an eccentric oddball who talks to much, cannot dress and rarely remembers to show up for hair appointments - and when I do, speed and simplicity are stressed. I always ask "Will I have to blow dry it? Like, ever??". I am a little bit of an earth-freak, although Mr Wonderful refers to me as "The Environmental Terrorist" because I do not pull the plastic windows out of envelopes when I put them in the recycle, and sometimes I forget a throw paper in the trash under my desk. I like to grow organic food in my own yard (animal or vegetable), but spend a week or two at Disney World every couple of years since my wedding - for reasons I still have not determined. I am an Elizabethan history nut, Jane Austen fan, and consider "homemaker" a valid life path ("The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world"). I planned a Renaissance wedding right up till the location burned down, when we shifted gears and took the red dress (which I designed) to Florida for a Disney vacation with a wedding in the middle (so the kids wouldn't notice) For the past few years, I eat sleep and breathe knitting, but have been known to spin off into space with a wild case of Hand Craft A.D.D., and end up someplace weird, like shirret, or sculpting dolls from cloth, or rug braiding (boring, trust me).
So here's the list, have at it, please please please give suggestions - and I will...I know...I will pull a name randomly from the commenters who post by midnight, April 23, and send that person a Stash Enhancing Care Package. Help meeee!!!!!!!!!
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