If you or anyone you know well has any of the following names and would like to take part in a very short interview please kindly send me an email at michele at this domain dot com.
Audrey, Agnes, Anita, Allen, Alicia, Andrew, Allison, Betsy, Beulah, Bob, Connie, Carla, Cleo, Carol, Camille, Celia, Carmen, Cesar, Charley, Diane, Donna, Dora, David, Diana, Edna, Eloise, Elena, Flora, Fifi, Frederic, Fran, Floyd, Fabian, Frances, Gracie, Gloria, Gilbert, Georges, Hazel, Hattie, Hilda, Hugo, Hortense, Ione, Inez, Iris, Isidore, Isabel, Ivan, Janet, Joan, Juan, Jeanne, Klaus, Keith, Luis, Lenny, Lili, Marilyn, Mitch, Michelle, Opal, Roxanne
I’ll explain at a later date. I promise. Ideally, I would like to find one person per name. If you can help me make that happen, I won’t let you down.
Edited to Add: If you wrote me below or via email, and haven’t received a follow-up message yet, please let me know. Basically, I need the contact information of the names listed (phone number or email). I am going to conduct a brief interview with them. Hopefully, they are still interested.
Assuming I get every name folks gave, I only need 18 more people! Thank you everyone. I’ll update more on Monday after I receive more contact information.
You don’t want Anessa? You should totally have Anessa…I’m just sayin’…for those people with that name and all. I can’t wait to see what it’s for!
Unfortunately, not for this. But, I do love you and your name, sweet cheeks.
Yo. I know a Betsy, Bob, Carla, and a Fran very well. Lemme know.
Yet again, the Internet is proving to be helpful. Thanks for that. I have received several emails that include names of people. I really, really want to get them all if possible. So please, pretend I haven’t ever asked for anything before and help me seek them out. If you know of anyone, let me know. :] I’m begging—Internet style.
I know an Alicia (she’s a kid, though), Alison and Betsy. I know a Karla with a K. I know a Caesar. Another kid, Charlie. I know a Donna, David, Fran, Gloria. I know of a Hilda. I know a Jeanne, Janet and Joan.
yep. got you. And Dad. And your cat, Hazel.
You guys are the best. I have 23 down (some duplicates) and 40 to go. I used to know an Inez, but have no idea how to find her. Hmmmm
Anyway, thanks everyone. Keep ‘em coming. And if you know of folks, who know of folks, let me know.
I’ll send everyone emails explaining what I’m doing in the next day or two.
keep ‘em coming!
I fear that Hortense and Ione might prove impossible.
I know an Anita, Andrew, Connie & Frances (mother & daughter), and 2 Donna’s.
Excellent! Julie, can you email me so I have your email?
are you picky with spelling? i had a fourth grade teacher who insisted on spelling my name “charley.” my father once spelled my name “charley” and i said “it’s not spelled that way” and he responded “i named you. i can spell it however i like.”
you don’t know me, i’ve been lurking here for a while. i wanted to help, though. my mother and my brother’s names are on the list if it helps. Joan and Keith. I also have an Aunt Marilyn and an Uncle Bob.
Hey there, Jen. Might you email me so I can email you the information? It’d be great if you could help. Thanks for writing.
31 to go.
Keep ‘em coming!
Roxanne is my mom’s name.
My boss just had a baby named Isadora. But not
Isidore. If I ever have a girl, her name may be Isabelle. Not helpful, I know.
Andrea, I’d like to add your mom to this list. Is that Ok with you? If so, send me an email. I’m going to send people information tomorrow or the next day. this post will stay up as I search for more people.
thanks everyone for making this easier. Keep ‘em coming. Don’t be shy.
P.S. can you believe I found both a Hattie AND a Beulah? Holy moly!
Hi Michele, I read your blog all the time, love it, hardly ever comment, but this is fun one. I know a Hazel, Hilda, Lily (spelling is different, is that ok?), Allison, Joan, Betsy, Allen; and I know of a Carol on the internet (she writes a blog).
Ok, I just realized I should email this to you. Will do.
Becca, thank you so much. Yes, please email me.
I will have more information tomorrow for everyone who is interested or wants to help out.
28 To go.
does Alison with one L count?
Unfortunately, as much as I wish it did, for this project, I don’t think it will. My name is Michele with one L. And as much as I wish I could take part i don’t think I can. Given the sensitivity of the material, I think it has to be spot-on. However, please email me anyway as I’d like to include you in on the story behind why I am asking and why the spelling of your name might not won’t work for this.
You folks are the best.
For the first time (and probably last) in my life I wish my name were Hortense.
I knew an Ione in university. I have absolutely no inkling where she is today. Sorry.
I just now read the list: I know an Edna if you still need an Edna.
I do need an Edna! Know any Hortenses? (What’s plural of Hortense?) I gotta find one. I have to find a Fabian, too. Yeesh.
Only about 23 more to go!!
Thanks for all the email! I will write you all and let you know what’s going on.
Keep ‘em coming!
MicheleC, if you’re reading this, will you email me? I need your email here at work. Thanks!
Okay – I know these people, so if you need ‘em – shoot me an email…
22 to go! Thanks, Nessa.
Keep ‘em coming. I think we found a Dora, too.
I know a Connie, Carla, Diana, Floyd, Isabel, and Lenny.
I know an Audrey, Juan, Bob, David, Donna, Keith, Marilyn and I use to know a Carmen until she sued the company we worked at for sexual harassment. So I doubt that will help you. I know a George, but not a Georges. Sorry.
I need a Juan. I sent you an email. :]
Erica, tried to send you an email, too but no luck. Left a comment over at your site instead.
Only 19 more to go! (hopefully the folks I do have are able or want to be interviewed.)
I got a Georges! With an S! Yay!
And an Elena. Only 15 more to go. (Assuming people come through with the names provided originally). I need: Agnes, Cleo, Celia, Cesar, Charley, Elena, Fifi, Frederic, Fabian, Glibert (might have him), Hugo, Hortense, Ione, Inez, Isidore, Ivan, Klaus, Luis, Lili.
I’m a David and my mom is a donna â
David, if you can, might you shoot me an email? Thanks!
Man that list really peters out on the latter half of the alphabet…
Oh boy, don’t I know.