What business do we have
from Monday, November17th of the year2008.
What business do any of us have not being called Eoghan Quigg? That name has everything good going for it, not least of which the double g, which is such an appealing way to tie up your name. My name ends with this weird y, which is kind of a vowel, but more like a slide into eternity for the mouth; you can’t say my shit without making a goofy grin at the end of the whole thing. Also, the -y suffix bears the trace of the diminutive in German, from which it comes, so the whole thing is a little cutesy. But Quigg! It sounds like a delectable little bit of pork that you scrape off the bottom of the pan and eat while everybody else is playing with the cat. “Ooh, girl, when everybody left I dipped that Quigg in mustard and had a glass of dry sherry.”
Speaking of nomenclature, Gawker totally had my name in its mouth! Excellent. It’s kind of a good idea. I would love to score an episode of Gossip Girl, wouldn’t that be fun? And, it would be a weird homecoming of sorts; Josh Schwartz, who is in some fashion in charge of it, went to my High School, and played Salieri in our production of Amadeus; I was his “piano stunt double” or whatever; I sat backstage and played all those embarrassing little sonatinas.
November 17th, 2008 at 4:49 pm
And Dungiven isn’t a bad name for Quigg’s hometown. It’s kind of like “Gave at the office,” but neater and more ambiguous. Who DID Quigg give to anyway? You see what I mean?
November 18th, 2008 at 1:00 am
That is a really cute picture of you on gawker tho.
And awkward names ending in y, try “dubowsky”
November 18th, 2008 at 7:15 am
joe egg has a double g ending. i like the play too.
November 18th, 2008 at 4:14 pm
One of my musical ambitions is to write an opera based on Die Hard. It seems unlikely that I’ll ever get permission, of course. . .
November 18th, 2008 at 9:44 pm
Ooohgirl, that IS a cute picture of you on Gawker!
November 19th, 2008 at 11:53 am
Do not lament your name!
You are kin of the wire-stemmed muhly, a persistent weed native to Ontario, not to be confused with ‘quackgrass’, sadly.
be careful though: “Excellent control of wire-stemmed muhly can be achieved with post-emergent applications of Option 35 DF…” That just sounds ominous.
November 20th, 2008 at 11:24 am
The great thing about Eoghan (pronounced Owen) is he’s a cinch to Googleâ„¢. The name is surprisingly easy to remember for me. Type Eoghan for pictures of that lovely little face. He’s sure to win The X Factor despite having a name that’s akin to a Countdown Conundrum. The ‘ladies of a certain age’ demographic all want to give his cheeky face a pinch whilst handing him a recording career.
November 21st, 2008 at 12:20 pm
are the first pixie-ish wunderkind?