Thingish Things


Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Apr• 05•11

Amaunet, "The Hidden One"

It is with enormous pride that I announce that, after receiving more than 33,000 submissions, the Bronx Zoo has chosen my sister’s name for the recaptured Egyptian Cobra as one of five finalists in a naming contest.  Her submitted name is “Amaunet,” for the ancient Egyptian goddess Amaunet known as “The Hidden One.”

The Bronx Zoo is asking New Yorkers to vote for their favorite name here.  Please don’t let me influence you — Amaunet, Amaunet, Amaunet, Amaunet, Amaunet.

Did I say that out loud?

P.S.  I neglected to mention that Trish has a knack for this sort of thing.  She won a contest to name her school paper (Pelham Memorial High School) some years ago — “The Pelegram” — and she named the show “Capitol Edition” when working at CBS in Washington in the early 1980’s.  She did not — I repeat not — name this blog.

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  1. Me says:

    I would add that “The Pelegram” was for Pelham Memorial H.S., not some strange reference to the life aquatic.

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