If you’re anything like the authors of this blog, you know that sometimes an amusing or unusual name just grabs you. That was the case with me and Fearne Cotton – the name of a famous British TV presenter who has compiled an impressive list of credits before her 30th birthday.
There’s just something special about the name Fearne Cotton, and it’s not just the apparent contradiction of her first name being pronounced “Fern” when everyone knows that cotton is obviously a member of the mallow family.
While I’m a sucker for names like Outerbridge Horsey VII, Ossee Schreckengost, or Zarley Zalapski, there’s something to be said for a 12-letter name that manages to be bold and unusual while simultaneously dignified and understated.
As far as Ms. Cotton herself, here across the pond we haven’t had much exposure to her, but from a cursory Google Image search and some Wikipedia “research,” she seems to be quirky, charismatic, and clearly very popular and successful. She is a pescaterian, an animal lover, an avid jogger, and has 11 tattoos, including one of a fern on her left abdomen.
God bless the internet – where you can claim to know nothing about a person and then moments later talk about her tattoos and dietary habits – and God Save The Queen, so that Fearne Cotton can keep doing her thing and dazzling crumpet-eating audiences for years to come!