Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Story of Ted

All right, my danged request for name help has barely (pun intended) been up, and I'm ready to pull rank and skip the whole poll part of this thing entirely.

I have to explain why though.

Softi has suggested Ted. Ted as a name for a bear is full of win, and I can think of three reasons that this is so.

1. Ted E. Bear
2. I have never had a pet named Ted. The closest I have ever come is Bruce, my green raptor from the Wetlands back when I was just a wee hunter.
3. The Story of Ted.

And here I go storytelling again.. this one is sort of an inside joke with my hubby.

We were questing in Hellfire Peninsula, my hunter and his warlock, back before we got to level 70. We were doing the quest where you have to disrupt the portals, and there are several sorts of demons wandering around. Hubby says, wow, those are cool, and proceeds to enslave one. He sends it after another demon, and I start giggling.
Hubby: What's so funny?
Me: That poor demon was probably so confused. He thought his buddy was coming over to say hi, and instead he starts beating him up! He was probably like, 'Oh, hi, how are.. HEY! What's the deal! OWWW! Cut it out! That's it, you're off the bowling team, Ted!!'

From then on, all the demon NPC's with the Felguard model were named Ted. I believe we named some of the other ones, because he enslaved one of everything at some point. There was Bob, and maybe Fred, and I think Susan for the female ones with 6 arms.. but Ted stuck. We moved on to Shadowmoon eventually, and when we got to the demon camp, it was, "Oh look honey, Teds!"

I made a draenei mage, just to play around with, and asked hubby what I should name her. What else but Ted? But that was taken, so her name is now Tehd.

So I think it only fitting that my new bear friend be named Ted, and many thanks to Softi for the reminder! :)

3 fellow footsteps:

crazy working mom said...

So glad to hear it! :)

Softi said...

Great story, and I'm glad you've got a name for your pet outta this - it's always nice if it's got a lil more meaning to it than meets they eye! ;)

Mo said...

My very first Teddy Bear was named Twisty.
Sorry, that's all I gots!