Thursday, 5 February 2015


Whitby Abbey at sunset. A vision of that which has been left far behind by the flowing streams of time.

A nice English name, a queenly and saintly name. How many maidens are called Cynethryth these days? None, that's how many. They're all called Sharon and Linda, instead. My father had the good taste to name my sister after one of Job's daughters, Jemima; another name as rare as duck's teeth.

What is the world coming to?


  1. Do you mean we should name more biblical names? Are not Job's daughter a bad example to follow? or you mean we should use just better sounding names or saint names? or?
    Cynethryth is a nice name =)

  2. Jemima is a common name in the U.S. Well, for purchasers of fake maple syrup and pancake mix, that is:

  3. Is Sharon not biblical enough for you?

    1. Not as a woman's name. And it's quite ugly anyway.