I chose to make my Funny Names debut all sunshine and Animorphs; everything was easy, breezy, and oh look, there’s Paulo Costanzo eating breakfast, YUM. Well not today, my friends. Today, things are taking a dark and sinister turn. Today, we’re talking about Korinna Moon Bloodgood.
I’m sure that Korinna, who uses “Moon” as her first name, is a lovely lady and is, in fact, not dark and sinister at all. But that name! My goodness. I can’t think of a single example where the words “moon” “blood” and “good” are used together and don’t evoke Doom For All Until The End Of Time. Can you?
(No, seriously, can you? I’d love to hear what you come up with in the Comments!)
It turns out that memorable names are in Moon Bloodgood’s … uhh … blood. Her father, who is of Dutch-Irish descent, is named Shell Bloodgood. If you come here often, then that won’t be a surprise, since you already know that the Irish can be counted on for funny names!
Is it bad that I was able to link to the above post from memory? Talk about coming here often! Well, there you go, guys. Amb’s Guide to Becoming a Guest Contributor in One Easy Step: leave comments. A lot of comments.
Anyway, with a name like that, you would think that Moon would make a, erm, name for herself by cozying up to the forces of evil onscreen. But her early movie credits are comprised of mostly optimistic, bright and bubbly fare, like “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!”, “A Lot Like Love” and “Eight Below” (starring the also awesomely named Cuba Gooding Jr.) Perhaps she felt she had to compensate for something?
Moon eventually learned to love her dark side (there’s a Pink Floyd pun in there somewhere …) on cable television. She played a doomed cop on Burn Notice, one of My Favourite Television Shows You’ve Never Heard Of, in 2009, and since 2011 she has been playing Dr. Anne Glass on the science fiction series “Falling Skies”.
Now, I love science fiction as much as the next girl, but this sounds a little dark and sinister even for me:
“Falling Skies tells the story of the aftermath of a global invasion by several races of extraterrestrials that neutralizes the world’s power grid and technology, quickly destroys the combined militaries of all the world’s countries, and apparently kills over 90% of the human population within a few days.” -Someone on Wikipedia who watches scarier television than me.
Eek! Doom For All Until the End of Time, indeed. Talk about getting back to your roots! Welcome home, Moon Bloodgood. Welcome home.