Friday, May 26, 2006

Painful, Inflammatory and Unusual

Upon hearing of such grand doctorly names as "Galaxy" and "Omar", at my time at Sunshine Hospital (where the weather is determinedly overcast), I began to feel that my own title was perhaps inadequate. It was at this point that I began to see the technical language of my chosen career, that of medicine, as a treasure trove of lovely names which I could use for my own purposes.

There is that very pretty Latin spelling of a traditional name, "Anaesthesia". Then there is "Candida", a very common name among the not-so-English speaking world. I have taken a fancy to "Porphyria", which I have been told is also a lovely poem by Robert Browning. I even know an "Alexia" in real life! "Chorea" is a nice, friendly sort of place to be named after.

As to a surname? Well, mark my words, I was surprised to see a name very similar to that of a familiar gynaecological condition upon the back of a Greek soccer player this evening. His surname? "Salpingidis". It certainly brings to mind those famous characters of Willy Shakespeare (known for his many inventions, including the vibrator- from which he obviously took his name), those of King Leer and his daughters Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea!

So much choice! So few letter spaces on those immigration forms!


James said...

I'd like to sleep with an Anaesthesia.

Snipergirl said...

I can't believe it too me that long to get that joke.