I think because of the fever, my brain has been coming up with some odd things. I got a phone call from someone who works for my landlord about my lease. Not exactly a soothing topic. But after I got off the phone with her, my brain wandered into thinking about her name, which is Courtney. My next door neighbor's name also happens to be Courtney. This struck me as an odd coincidence. I mean, you don't meet very many Courtneys.
- It's an English name but it comes from a region in France called Courtenay or Courtney.
- As a French word, you can break it up into court-nez, where court means "short" and nez which means "nose."
- So the name means snub-nosed. Maybe that's why it's not very common.
Then I entertained myself by trying to think of other Courtneys. I came up with two.
with her dogs, Ed on the left and Norman on the right
(Photo sourced from boston.com)
Courteney Cox (variant spelling, but it still counts)
(Photo from AskMen.com)
And I was reminded by sources online of Courtney Love
(Photo from the moreonmore blog)
Not a snub nose among them. Did I miss any other Courtneys?
I wonder what else will interest my brain in the next couple of days.
P.S. 3 hours later: I just got a sales call from someone selling me symphony tickets. She introduced herself, and her last name was Courtney. If there was a lottery where you bet on names instead of numbers, I would play Courtney today.
Parents Connect, Baby Names World, Courtney
Behind the Name, Courtney