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"Feel the names coming" or "It could be Janeway"

So we've recently acuired some new chairs to go around the dinning room table. When we got the last batch in just before Thanksgiving, I started to "feel" the names coming.

Charlie was the first one. He's a shorter chair. Then Claire (she's taller) followed by Jean Claude (another shorty). Then Cecilia, a tall one. The end chairs (the ones with arms) were a littl tougher. I figured out one: Clarise. Dad was all upset that I gave the arm chair a "girl's" name, to which mom responded "So, arms are penises, now?"

Dad was all, "No, but they're like, the Captain's chair" which of course got Mom and me even more upset.

"So what, Captains are always MEN?"

"No, no," Dad tried to recover, "I mean, it could be Janeway. But there's already too many girls. This one will be Mr. Christian."

And now my family all think I'm weird for naming chairs. Including Mom and Dad. Who helped me name them.
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See, I think everyone knows that some things simply should have names, but society keeps trying to tell them otherwise.

Your parents act as if you're weird because of what society tells them, but their proper instinct is to help you name the chairs!

My parents make fun of me for naming things, but they use the names!
Mhm....your theory is intriguing. I tend to agree. And it's not like I just name them whatever I like. I really try to get a feel for the name. Like it already had one and I just had to figure out what it was.

Even if one doesn't agree with your theory, they can still just plain have fun naming said objects. I mean, just naming things is kinda cool. I used to want a bunch of kids and pets just so I could name them all. (I still want a bunch of pets I can name, but kids are a different story.) I always wondered about friends and relatives who were adopted - who gets to name them? For some reason, it always seemed very important to me. Then, I figured out that objects other than cars and stuffed animals were already there, waiting to be named!

And finally, if they really do think it's that weird, they why encourage it by using the ones you gave them/figured out for them? That's what I want to know!

Anyway, I like the way you think.

P.S. Mom named the Christmas tree James. SHE named it that. I guess it's okay since it's organic? But aren't chairs made out of wood, which come from trees?
I won't really name things without a feel for it. I don't name most things, just when it appeals to me.

My parents have never been the sort to discourage odd behavior if it was harmless.

If you trace anything far enough you can probably find that it comes at some point from something that was organic. James seems a good sort of name for a Christmas tree. Our tree is somewhat further distanced from the organic world. I'd sort of like to name it, but I've been so attached to it for so long without a name it almost seems strange to suddenly assign it one.