I was watching Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie today. Suddenly, I remembered that when I was newly divorced I would look at movie credits for a new last name (as I no longer wanted my ex's last name and no longer felt like a maiden). You know try on a few new names to hear how it sounds. Sometimes, I would try out famous author names, or the parents of authors I like. My favorite is Mary Shelley's mothers last name: Wollstonecraft.
PS I'm looking for a home for my friends cat named Toby. He is healthy and 16 years old. See, my friend had a baby boy who is allergic to cats. (drat) If you are interested in having the coolest cat in town live with you leave a comment on this blog. I'll get back to you directly.