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March 10, 2015 10:01 AM

"Mary" for Amaryllis doesn't make sense unless you're mispronouncing the name.  It's amma-RILL-iss (as in "No, thankth, Amaryllith" in The Music Man), not uh-MARY-lis.

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January 22, 2015 04:53 PM

In the story I was told as a child, Rapunzel's mother wanted rampion, not mâche.  I'd never actually heard of the latter before today.

I love the name Sansa a lot.  She's my favourite character in A Song of Ice and Fire by far.

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December 11, 2014 04:45 PM

His name is Jean-Luc, not Jean.  I think Picard might be the better choice anyway, if you really like him that much.  (I think there are a lot of other, better Star Trek names out there, but I also think DS9 is better than TNG, lol.)

I think this is a less-than-inspiring list in general, though; I wasn't aware that nearly all of the greatest TV characters of all time were all from the last 20-30 years.

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September 6, 2013 01:08 PM

I love Elliott, but that's for Elliott Smith, not for the double-T ending.

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October 13, 2011 12:35 PM

Maybe this just makes me an old person in a young person's body, but if I was going to sing anything to a Delilah, it would start with some "woh-oh-OH," not "hey there." On the other hand, my "Sweet Adeline" would come from Elliott Smith before the barbershop classic (though I'm very fond of both).

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December 7, 2010 09:57 AM

Honestly, The Situation as NotY doesn't depress me nearly as much as the fact that there aren't any runners-up to talk about that wouldn't be in the same vein as this post. It'd be hard to stretch this into three posts that also took in Snooki and Ke$ha. The fact that you'd have to, if you wanted a rounded NOTY like in years past, is what's getting me.

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December 10, 2009 09:33 AM

@guest reh-NEZ-may. They call her Nessie for short.

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December 9, 2009 03:43 PM

@knp - With a namesake like Lee Pace, who could resist it? Pace really embodies my image of a Lee: handsome, talented, thoughtful. Kind of under the radar, but certainly worth looking into. For me, Leander and Leo feel affected and disingenuous in comparison. I also like it much more than Vaughn and Lexington. I think Lee's a good name for any sex; it's very sturdy, very approachable.