Saturday, July 03, 2010

what's in a name?

hi every bloggie!

Happy 4th of July! The holiday is finally here! Which means fun balls, cook outs, swimming, and Frankie Furter's Name Game. What's in a name.. Je m'appelle Norwood- C'est moi! How did I get my name?

Guess #1- Many people think I'm from the town of Norwood Massachusetts. It's a lovely town that sits a bit southwest of Boston and named after a community Norwood, England. I personally think I should be elected town mayor to represent the town as only a Norwood could.

Guess #2- I was named after the infamous Buffalo Bill's kicker Scott Norwood.

You see, Super Bowl XXV would cement Norwood's name in football history when he missed a 47-yard field goal attempt at the end of the game, giving the New York Giants the victory. ABC sportscaster Al Michaels had the call: "No good! Wide right!" as the Giants poured Gatorade over head coach Bill Parcells' head.

It's been the missed kick of the century and Scott Norwood had to go underground for awhile. Man.. I'd hate to be that dude.. oh maybe that warrants a name change.

Guess#3- My great grandfather was an astounding cardiologist Dr. Norwood

He developed the NORWOOD procedure to help babies born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. I most definitely am proud to carry on his name. See this amazing re-plumbing of the heart.. smart grampy.

Okay okay.. those are all good guesses but to tell you the truth, my story is quite boring. The good rescuers at PAWS New England Rescue and the folks in Tennessee where I was found, named me Norwood.

See look at me.. don't I look like a Norwood? So the name stuck. Voila! Je m'appelle Norwood.
Nicknames: Norweed, Nordude, goofball, mr. bizerko, norwood pie and beep beep. (that's an entire different post to explain)

Okay.. that's all! Thanks Frankie Furter for hosting this wonderful bloggie event! And I shall leave you with a Fourth of July celebratory firework display. Don't worry! This one is boom free!

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  1. Wow! We never knew there were so many Norwoods!

    We think it's a great name... thanks for sharing!

    Sam and Pippen

  2. ...and here I thought it was fur the town in Suburban Philadelphia where Mom's dad grew up!

    PeeEssWoo: Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!

  3. Norwood!
    Yes! Lots of very interesting guesses!
    I loved your name's story!
    Happy Independence Day!
    Kisses and hugs

  4. You definitely look like a Norwood, and all of those stories were great!


  5. WOW, your great grandpap was smart. He's handsome too.
    Your pals, Morgan & Maisie

  6. Bless your great grandfather, Norwood!
    We love your name!
    Happy 4th!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Norwood, loved all those guesses!

    You have a great name indeed!

    Happy 4th of July!

    best wishes
    Clive and the NSLM

  8. Well, a most curious turn of events that you would be named Norwood when you were so far away from the actual destination of beautiful Norwood.

    Happy 4th!


    P.S. PeeWee reported that he sniffed your backsides at school. My turn next!

  9. Woof! Woof! Norwood. LOVE it n GREAT name. Have a safe n wonderful 4th. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. What creative guesses!! I agree that you look like Norwood - it's a perfect name! I'm interested to hear your "beep beep" post. We hear that A LOT here!!

    Happy 4th!


  11. And it fits you perfectly! Thanks for letting me know cuz I was wondering. Happy 4th of July!
    your cat pal,

  12. Hi Norwood! We couldn't imagine you as anything other than 'Norwood' - it's individual and it suits you wonderfully! We did enjoy your three possibilities though, he he he!

    Frankie is a genius to have come up with such a great game! We're having so much fun finding out how our pals got their names. Funnily enough we posted about how we got our names a few weeks ago so we haven't joined in this game in pupson, we're just enjoying 'watching from the sidelines'!!

    Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  13. You don't need to worry about me yet Norwood, I don't go into lock down until Tues. night. I don't want to even think about it!
    Your pal,

  14. We think you just look like a Norwood..most definitely!!

    My Mama says thank you for letting her relive that wonderful moment when the Giants won...That was probably the best Superbowl she ever saw (of course she is a NYG fan)!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

  15. hello norwood its dennis the vizsla dog hay i thawt the norwood proseedjer was a method of ketching and eeting frogs!!! ennyway happy forth of julie!!! ok bye

  16. Gee whiz, we figured you were named that cuz neither "stone nor wood" could keep you from frogs!! BOL!!! Thanks for the fireworks display.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

  17. nothing wrong with that story. Mesa's is pretty similar :)

  18. I'm glad you weren't named after that kicker guy. Wouldn't want anyone confusing you for him and running you out on a rail.

    I luvs your name! There's a housing edition close by us called Nor'wood and we think of you everytime we drive by!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  19. Hi Norwood, it's Frankie Furter's cousin Sarge. Great guesses on your name! Very funny. Love the fireworks with the fishies jumping. Great stuff.
    Grr and Woof,

  20. I really think you should be Mayor of Norwood, or maybe even King of Norwood!

  21. We thought that town was named after you!

  22. super story!!! ;D
    we thought that norwood a sort of wood was

    El'bow & Hauwii

  23. The only Norwood we knew was the place in MA, but we are quite impressed with your great grandfather - that is awesome.

    We are glad you are Norwood because that's just who you are to us:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  24. They could not have picked a better name for you!

  25. Norwood is a great name! Thanks for sharing all those guesses and story!

  26. What a fun game, we love reading about how all our fiends got their names.

    We think Norwood is a great name and it suits you perfectly! :)

    Have a good week! :)

  27. Norwood we like all the other reasons that you got your name. You could have just left out that the rescue had named you.
    The 2 Red's kept the names that the rescuers had given them also, but I Gus, was named after the fat mouse on the Disney movie Cinderella..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  28. Ha - I liked all your interesting "potential" explanations, Norwood - at least you had those - my name is so boring, even the potential explanations are boring (I mean, how much can you say about bee poo??)

    Honey the Great Dane


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