Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions for the Name That Buck Contest. I wish I could use them all, but I’d never remember them all each time I went to the woods.
Among the many suggestions were these:
- Buck Rogers
- Seamus Heaney
- Buckminister Fuller
- Buck Mulligan
- Roundrock Rogue
- Watcher in the Woods
- Bones Malone
The winning name had the advantage of a literary reference. (I’m a sucker for such things.) And the winner is
Buck Mulligan is the first character to be named in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. He makes his appearance in the very first sentence. And now that I have this connection, perhaps I’ll actually read that difficult and challenging book.*
The name was suggested by Deborah Stein, and on my next trip to Roundrock, I’m going to find a really nice one for her as her prize.
*Note that Seamus Heaney is also a literary reference. He wrote a poem about the finding of a elk skeleton in a bog. Sadly, I’m more likely to read Ulysses than poetry. Yep, I’m a heathen.