What’s in a Name?

pas•sion•ate  /’paSH(ǝ)nǝt/  adjective

  1. expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling.

po•lem•ic  /pǝ’lemik/  noun

  1. a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.


So I had decided I would be lame and start a blog. I knew what I was going to write on said blog. I knew it was going to be an anonymous blog. I knew it was going to be fantastic. BUT WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO NAME IT?

The passionate part was obvious because I was (am) only going to write about things I’m passionate about and interested in (duh). There needed to be alliteration because who doesn’t love some bomb alliteration? I thought about ‘Passionate Pages’ or ‘Passionate Papers’ possibly ‘Passionate Paragraphs’, but none of those seemed to properly fit.

To the Google! (Because even though I’m moderately intelligent, my vocabulary is truly lacking.) After searching ‘rant synonyms’ I found the word philippic and from philippic, I met my shining star of a word, *POLEMIC*. And Passionate Polemics was born!

Disclaimer: In the definition of polemic, attack is defined as an instance of fierce public criticism or opposition, so don’t worry! I won’t be actually attacking anyone, just voicing my opinions.


2 thoughts on “What’s in a Name?

  1. I can’t help but see the parallel with my own struggle for a name. I went with “Radical Reason”. I too love some alliteration haha. And though “polemic” seems to have a certain negative connotation to it, there’s the benefit that it incites an immediate reaction. Definitely a fan of the name and I’m excited to see your content!

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