Friday, April 4, 2014

D: Dara!!

That's my name, don't wear it out.

Seriously, do not.

I'm not kidding.

My mom was about 9 years old watching the Mike Douglas Show and his musical guest was Neil Sedaka.  Let me pause a moment to point out that I'm talking about this Mike Douglas...

Clearly not Catherine Zeta-Jones' better half.

Point of reference for you: Tiger Woods was on his show as a child prodigy in golf and shot a few puts with James Stewart and Bob Hope.  The more you know.  Moving on.

For whatever reason, Neil Sedaka has his daughter appear on the show, and her name was Dara.  Mom fell in love with the name, and 8 years later when I popped out of her, Dara is what I got.

See also nicknames by "friends" of mine: Dara the Explorer, Daria (didn't mind that as I loved the cartoon), and Dar-Dar Binks..... I hate you, George Lucas.


  1. Dar-Dar Binks - that's awful. I love the name. Nice to meet you Dara.

  2. Nice to meet you beer-loving-Dara-who-is-originally-from-Chicago-but-now-resides-in-small-town-Michigan!! *waving*
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  3. I loved Daria the cartoon :) Dara is a good name. I love my name and usually people start singing the Simon and Garfunkel song and I am usually glad they only know the chorus.

  4. You've got a unique and special name, Dara.

    Loved that cartoon, too.

  5. Haha! I'm so sorry someone called you Dar Dar Binks. That's just horrible. I named my first daughter after Willow Ufgood's wife--Kiah. Loved that name the first time I heard it. When I used it no one else was using it. Now they're all over the place!

  6. LOL! I would hate George Lucas too, and not just because his dialog is cheesy. I love your name, maybe even enough to name a character after you one day. =)

  7. love your name story! so much better than mine, not a memorable trip to georgia, not a love affair with gone with the wind, picked it out of a book...

    happy d day, dara!

  8. Visiting you on the the 4th day of the #challenge. Looking for fellow writers and here you are. Hope you make lots of new blogging friends this month. If you have time or interest, I'm writing about gardening and related things this month. Come and see me. Have fun. PS: I grew up in Evanston, north of Chicago and still have adult children/grandchildren there. We go back for a 'fix' when we can. It is a great city. I am writing a 2nd novel set on the Gold Coast area of Chicago and loving being able to use 'what I know.'

  9. Lovely to meet you, Dara :). My name has the same first two letters as yours, but then it goes on and on.

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