Wednesday, November 23

A Thanksgiving Name Game

the harbor at Plymouth, Massachusetts, by janhatesmarcia


For those of you about to celebrate the harvest by stuffing your faces (or pondering genocide), I thought a good old-fashioned name game might be a bit of holiday fun.

I've taken the list of pilgrim passengers from the Mayflower, Fortune, Anne and Little James — the first ships bound for Plymouth, Massachusetts  and numbered them. If you pick two numbers, anywhere from 1 to 90, I'll give you a "Pilgrim Name." 

Just leave a comment with your desired numbers and I'll reply with your new name. If you don't celebrate, feel free to play along anyway!

Think of it as my contribution to your Thanksgiving feast. (I'm in charge of bourbon pumpkin cheesecake with pecan gingersnap crust and maple nutmeg cream pie, too.) Wear it proudly, 'cos it's going to be a rough winter. 

36 comments:

  1. 27 65- I am seriously in love with this blog and have already named my children several times over thanks to it lol. PS your cheesecake and ice cream sound divine. would it be entirely inappropriate to ask for the recipe( family secret of course) ? Either that, or you may find a stray human at your place soon=D <3

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  2. Emily - you are now christened Lucretia Eaton.

    and Chelsea - you are Joan Nicolas.

    Lovely names for lovely ladies. Also Chelsea, there should be links to the recipes in the post! Just click their names. No family-secrets, just stolen ones from my favorite cooking/baking blog, smittenkitchen.com

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  3. hey Night -- you are Francis Winslow!

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  4. okay, Rebecca, you got the best name EVER -- Wrestling Prower.

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  5. Rachel, you are Rebecca's name-partner, Wrestling Winslow. I can't decide which is better.

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  6. Morgan, a little genderbending for you and you're James Browne. Hot pants!

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  7. Unknown is now Jonathan Crutcher.

    Anonymous is now Remember Minter.

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  8. Just wondering, will you post these names somewhere online? I sincerely want all of them!

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  9. Ooo, can I play, even though I'm British and we don't do Thanksgiving? (Bonfire Night is much more fun ;D)


    24, 42 please.

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  10. Some straight-up classics for you four --

    Names4Real, you are now Joseph Bradford.

    Anonymous pilgrim, you're Ann Browne.

    Nook, you are now Henry Warren. Bonfire Night sounds exciting ...

    and Ellie, you are Jack Cooper.

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  11. 71 and 89 please.

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  12. Anonymous, you are now Abigail Southworth.

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  13. Mahalia, you are now Constance Faunce.

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  14. 44 and 59, please :)

    Happy Thanksgiving from a Canadian who'd love a holiday this week ;)

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  15. namemuststay, you are now Solomon Wilder.

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  16. dotmyiis, you are now Catherine Ely.

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  17. 56 and 85. Thanks! Should be fun.

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  18. Katrina, you get a goodie -- Humility Snow.

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  19. Katherine, you're a romantic -- Anthony Lancemore.

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