April 2nd, 2003

Mama Deb

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The Name Meme:

I have two names, so this will be for both of them.

1. What does your first name mean?
Honeybee in both Hebrew and English.

2. What does your middle name mean?

English: Derivative of Frances, so France. Hebrew (Well, Yiddish): Bird

3. What does your last name mean?

One who bakes. No Hebrew last name, of course - "Daughter of Aaron."

4. So what does your name mean when put together?

One who bakes with French bees?

5. What would you have been named if you were the opposite gender?

I was named for my mother's grandparents of blessed memory - David and Fanny. If I'd been a boy, my name probably would have been David Frank (David Fievel, or David Pincas).

6. Any other name oddities?

Let's see. If my Hebrew name were entirely Hebrew, my name would be D'vorah Tzipporah, which rhymes much too much, but...there is a tradition that D'vorah was the reincarnation of Tzipporah (Moses' wife), so that's pretty cool. My last name is my married name. It was "Beckerman" until my father-in-law changed it in 1939. He thought a professional musician might have a difficult time with a German sounding last name. The family got the name because, although they've always been musicians, they also baked the matzot for the town. We theorize it was a way of getting some money before the dry time after Pesach - fifty days when no one gets married or otherwise listens to live music.

More questions!

1) Do you like your name?

Yes, pretty much. The English name looks...writerly, I guess, and the Hebrew one has the force of tradition behind it.

2) What do you like best about it?

The Biblical and family origins.

3) What do you like least about it?

That I will never escape being "Debbie" in the real world.

When I started going online, I used "Debra" exclusively, until people started calling me "Mama", but in the real world, no one calls me either of those.

4) If you HAD to change your name (witness protection program, whatever), what would you want it to be?

Seriously, I'd just use the Hebrew ones exclusively if I could. Otherwise, I have no idea.
Mama Deb

On comics and canon and Smallville

One of the perks of being a regular customer who pays much money in a local comic book shop - I get to read issues in the store itself. They don't mind because A. I'm careful and B. I still buy many comics.

Today, I read last weeks Action Comics, which is a Superman book.

The plot doesn't matter much. What does matter is that in the current canon, President Lex Luthor knows who Clark Kent is.

And, to quote Clark, who is talking to Batman, "He hates me. I don't know why. I don't hate him."

I think that canon has it that Lex is in love with Lois, so, of course, he'd hate the man who married her, which follows, in some way, canon from Lois and Clark. But, you know.

There are other possible interpretations. Must think on it.

Btw, I've been watching Lois and Clark in the mornings on TNT. And I've been wibbling on the romantic hetness of it all - weeping at enforced separations, squeeing about how much and how purely they love each other, melting at their kisses.

It's all very disturbing. :)

Oh, and I do mean pure. In this series, Clark comes to his wedding night with Lois a *virgin*. I think that's adorable, I do.