Friday, January 02, 2009

Things Her Name Isn't, Apparently

It’s not “Stacey.”

It’s not “Jane.”

It’s not “her,” but that isn’t really a name.

It’s neither “Mary Jo Lisa” nor “Joleesa.”

It’s not “Hell,” though I don’t know why that would be anybody’s name.

It’s also apparently not memorable at all, or at least unfamiliar to the general public.

These thoughts occur to me nearly a year after I was first acquainted with The Ting Tings and their first hit single.


  1. Anonymous2:20 AM

    The answer is Katie.

    What the name of the chap behind her wearing sunglasses is however, is something I don't know or altogether interested in knowing.

  2. Anonymous12:32 PM

    though the fact that i'm supplying it may be a crashing bore, the name of the sunglassed chap is decidedly not boring -- it's "jules de martino", of all things.

  3. My inner English nerd says her name is Katie only if she's narrating the song as herself, and not some other girl who suffers from identity problems.

  4. I think her name is Rumpelstiltzkin.

    As for why "Hell" would be anyone's name, maybe it's short for Helen or Heloise?