Why “Madame Weebles”??

A few people have asked me why I chose “Madame Weebles” as my nom de plume here. Well, I thought about a few possibilities. I could have gone with “Miss Weebles” but that sounds prissy, and “Ms. Weebles” is only slightly less prissy. And “Mrs. Weebles” sounds like it should be the name of a kindergarten teacher.

Then I decided to try international variations. “Señora Weebles” just didn’t sound right, even though I can’t quite figure out why. Same with “Signora Weebles.”  I thought about “Frau Weebles” but that just sounds menacing.

I also considered “Madam Weebles” but that makes me sound like I should be running a brothel for people with a fetish for tiny, fat-bottomed toys. Not that I’m judging, it’s just not my thing.

So after running through all of those options, I settled on “Madame Weebles.” I don’t know if they have Les Weebles in France, but that’s not really the point.

41 responses to Why “Madame Weebles”??

  1. 

    In spite of adding the “e” at the end of Madam, I still think it sounds kinky. And I like it!

  2. 

    How about mademoiselle weebles, weeble’licious, weebles R’ us, etc… I can see how name picking can just drag on and on. But in the end, Madame Weebles does sound about right :)
    Madame, do you have a blog called, “Why Weebles”?

  3. 

    I think Madam Weebles is a great choice. I would definitely work for a Madam named Weebles. It makes me think you would bake me cookies while I was entertaining clients and I could have cold milk to dunk them in when I was finished. I don’t know how you’d get the money from me though, not unless you became Frau Weebles. I wouldn’t work for Fau Weebles, definitely not. <3

    • 

      I would totally bake cookies for you and all my ladies. But I’d want to wear some sort of old-school fancy Victorian madam outfit, so I’d have to figure out how to bake in that thing.

      Frau Weebles would definitely get the money but she probably wouldn’t have a lot of people working for her, and not many clients. Kind of defeats the purpose.

  4. 

    We called my history teacher at school the Weeble because she “wobbled but did not fall down”. As far as we could see.

  5. 

    I had a Weebles haunted house in the 70s, with a glow-in-the-dark ghost Weeble, and I LOVED that toy set! So finding a blogger with the name Weebles who sometimes writes about ghosts is making me feel right at home.

    • 

      Hello and welcome, Wednesday’s Child! So glad you’ve joined us! I didn’t have Weebles as a kid but I know the haunted house. But thanks to eBay I now have the Weebles from that set, including the glow-in-the-dark ghost. I figure there are worse hobbies to have…

  6. 

    Love your site. It’s funny and original. Hats off to Madame Weebles. (I loved that toy growing up!)

  7. 

    Congratulations! Because I enjoy reading your blog so very much, I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! I hope you’ll accept!

    http://diatribesandovations.com/awards/

  8. 
    scarlettshawspeare September 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

    That’s just really cool!
    Your site is funny to read, adventurous and thrilling! Love to read more :)

    Scarlett

  9. 

    This is the first blog I read today and it made me chuckle, ponder, happy and thankful. Thanks so much and more blessings your way!

  10. 

    You’re nuts and I love you. Though not it that way. Well, not yet. ;)

  11. 

    What a decision making process. I had no idea. (;
    I found you on twitter yesterday. It was like a mini piece of home somehow. Technology is getting all the more confusing in terms of merging with the real world. Oy. Here we go. I’m the pigeon woman, of course.

  12. 

    I love the header image. I had me laughing for a bit but I have no idea why. I think a few months from now maybe someone will bestow upon you the Honorific title of Dame Weebles :-) Kick ass stuff up in this blog

    • 

      Mr. Mary Muthafuckingpoppins! So glad to see you, and thank you so much for the kind comment! Dame Weebles, that has a nice ring to it, know what I mean? Also, apologies for the late reply, that bitch Sandy took out my power for a week. Hope all is well with you!

  13. 

    Happy New Year Weebs!

  14. 

    I definitely like your choice of Madame Weebles and I also like your machine gun wielding pussy cat as your profile picture, whereas from your wonderfully chosen title I would have expected a naughty lady of wickedness or something ;)

    Just kidding I think that your Space rocks :) xx

  15. 

    Well now that you come to mention it I don’t but
    I am sure that I will find out sooner or later ;) lmao xxxx

  16. 

    I tried splitting open my Weebles when I was young. I was so eager to see what was inside. My dad yelled at me for using the hammer on my toys… then I was forced to play with my Barbies. You have another follower, my dear.

  17. 

    Weebles! I love you, whether you be: Madame, Madam, Frau, Miss, Senora, or otherwise. You are aces, kid. It’s been way too long between visits and for that I’m very sorry. I’ll do better. Promise. Yours always in light and love, BigLizzy

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