Thursday, March 1, 2012

What do you guys think?

Which pen name do you prefer? Helen Tennesen or Sylvia Stasek?

16 comments:

  1. Helen Tennesen. It sounds kind of Victorian and literary, and the N sounds roll so nicely together: Helennnnn Tennnnnesennnnnn.

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  2. Helen Tennesen, if only because Sylvia makes you sound like an aging 50s housewife. As in, "Aunt Sylvia is coming for dinner and she's bringing her snickers salad."

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    1. Said as if snickers salad is a bad thing. :)

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  3. Oh, I'm going against the crowd. Sylvia Stasek. But either way, I like what you did there.

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    1. Rats. Now I'll have to decide myself. Sure, it's two to one for Helen, but the sample size is too small to be valid.

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  4. Helen. But I don't love Tennesen. It looks like someone misspelled Tennessee. I hate Sylvia.

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  5. Helen Mirren played Jane Tennison in the original Prime Suspect [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Suspect].

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  6. OK. More opinions. I might have to throw in a third name.

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  7. I rather like Helen Stasek.

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  8. I rather like Helen Stasek as well.

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  9. I rather like Helen Stasek as well.

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  10. All right, SUZANNE and Suzanne's collaborator! We already know that Helen Stasek works. :)

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  11. Assuming this is going to sell, it comes down to public appearances and not disappointing the crowd. So - do you look English or do you look Eastern European? (This is why I didn't change my last name when I got married.) I think both first names are better suited for the author of a series of books on crochet.

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    1. I am a northern/western European mutt. I might have to go with Liz Lindemann.

      PS I so wish I hadn't changed my name when I married. I didn't think it through at all. I am not philosophically opposed to the practice, but I didn't realize how attached I was to MY name and how much I really disliked Sly and Doris. If Primo drops dead, the first thing I'm going to do, even before selling everything and moving south, is change my name back.

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