Roller Derby Names: Give ’em Up
This is fun. Recently I received the following email from former Greenwillow designer Victoria Jamieson:
I have a problem that I thought you or the astute readers of your blog might be able to help me with. I recently joined a recreational roller derby league here in Portland, and I’m looking for a kickin’ children’s book-themed roller derby name. Some names already on the list:
Green Eggs and Wham
Sarah, Pain and Brawl
Mo Pain Willems
Victoria needs more suggestions. Here were a couple of mine I thought of right off the top of my head:
- The Skivving Tree
- Millions of Cuts
- Blue Bruises for Sal
- Kicka Kicka Boom Boom
- Strega Paina
Can you think up more? Admittedly, I’m jealous. If I were able to skate upright for longer than 30 seconds I would SO want to be on a roller derby league. And Victoria says that she learned to skate in New York from this guy:
And I am not woman enough to learn from that man.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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