Monday, July 28, 2008
Down and Derby
I've mentioned before my love of Roller Derby, my desire to one day be a Rollergirl, and my interest in finding myself a kickin' roller derby name in the meantime. And not just ANY kickin' roller derby name—one that has to do with children's literature, and yet is still tough as nails. Well, my fascination was renewed at a Gotham Girls Roller Derby bout on Saturday night, where not one, but TWO members of the Bronx Gridlock had kidlit-inspired names. I can't believe I never thought of these:
And referee, Professor Rumbledore.
Pretty awesome. There was also Dainty Inferno, for plain ol' literature appeal.
So to sum up, here are the names I've come up with so far:
#1: J.K. Brawling (the most popular choice, according to my research, but I'm still not 100% sold)
#2: Mo Pain Willems
#3: Margaret Wiseacre Brown
#4: Sally St. Payne
#5: Violet Rockingham (these last 2 were actually suggested by illustrator Christina Rodriguez, and I'm still not exactly sure who they reference! I gots to do some kidlit research).
If you have any suggestions, please let me know!!