Today I'm tickled by the phenomenon of Couples with Names That Are the Same. Or Couples With Names That Rhyme. No, I don't know why I've been thinking about it today. Yes, I am silly. I love being silly. Today is totally going to be a Silly Day.
So, my top five favourite couples' names, all of which I've encountered in real life or in a piece of fiction (so I'm not just making up the most ridiculous names I can think of. They're real.)
5. Earl and Pearl
(from the movie Sweet Home Alabama, I think)
4. Sean Bean
(okay, so he's not a couple and I love Sean Bean, and his names don't really rhyme. But I'll admit that the first time I read this name in the credits, I giggled for about ten minutes and kept saying 'Seen Bean' for ages.)
3. Jo and Joe
(I mean, really. How unfortunate to fall in love with someone called Joe if you're called Joanna or Josephine and you end up having to call each 'Jo/e' all the time. And what about when you're with friends? Do they say 'Jo' and you both turn around?)
2. Wayne and Jane
(Not kidding here, I actually know a couple with these names. Sigh.)
The thing about Jo and Joe, though, is at least they can write their names down or sign emails without confusing people. Unlike...
1. Sam and Sam
(Again, true story. Boy-Sam makes an effort to call Girl-Sam 'Samantha', but that just annoys her because she prefers being called Sam. Tricky, eh.)
And there we have it, my silliness for today. In other news, my manuscript has just been requested by an agent (sent it off about half an hour ago). That makes it two manuscripts currently out in the world, and fingers crossed I maybe, hopefully, maybe get good news from at least one! Eeep.
I've also just finished reading Catherine Ryan Hyde's Second Hand Heart, so look out for my review either tomorrow or Thursday!
Now tell me about the silly things that make you giggle like a twelve-year-old girl.