Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The origin of Calder's name.

I am often asked, "Calder... that is a nice name.  Where did you get that?"  Well, the name Calder is rich in tradition.  It is held in high esteem by royalty of all nations.  However, it was a mystery.  

This fancy caper has been solved by yours truly.  I remembered that Cathi was reading a fictional youth novel during her pregnancy.  It was an adventure story and she really liked one of the main character's names.  His name, as it turned out, was Calder Pillay.

While at the library yesterday, I noticed a book in the Youth Fiction section entitled, "The Calder Game."  I quickly picked up and sure enough, it was a sequel to the book that Cathi had originally read.  The book that she read was called "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliet.  Finally, the mystery was solved and we can move on with our lives.  

I checked out The Calder Game and I will let you know of it's quality in future editions of the Cheeseboy Book Club.  But as Lavar Burton would say, "But you don't have to take my word for it." 


Tammy said...

How funny. I never even though to ask where you got the name! Of course when he was a baby I had a hard enough time trying not to call him cauldron so I wasn't really thinking about where the name came from.

Tammy said...

Oops. Typo. I meant to say THOUGHT, not though.