Waiting for my granddaughter to arrive to spend the night and I’m a little bored…okay, I’m a lot bored. So I was thinking (my mind is always a dangerous place to go without the supervision of an adult) about the Moon. How come it doesn’t have a name? There are many moons in our solar system as you know, and each one has its own name. Jupiter has Io, Europa, Ganymede, Mars has Phobes, Saturn has Titon, Neptune has Triton just to name a few. Hell, there’s even an asteroid zipping around our solar system called Ida that has a moon with a name…Dactyl. So okay, it’s not a great name, but at least it has one. Our Moon having no name is like calling Earth “the Planet”.
So, I think we should reverse this atrocity that’s plagued us oh these many eons. Please help us name the Moon, before Gingrich gets there to set up his base and name it “Newt 2”, the 51st state. All names will be considered, and even though one might lean towards a male name (you know, the “man in the moon” and all) everyone will be given consideration because I’m nothing if not open minded. Please discuss and submit.