I'm Anbna LaSelva, reporting from the Land of Internet Time-Wasting, where one Linda Holmes has just discovered a new and potent time-waster: your NPR name.
Here's what you do:
Take the first letter of your middle name and insert it anywhere you'd like in your first name. And then your last name is the smallest foreign town you've ever visited. Presto: You too can compete with Korva Coleman, Lakshmi Singh and Mandalit del Barco.
My NPR name is refreshingly unpronounceable (Anbna is short for Anbnabnelle!). Anna Holmes becomes Anena Mullimbimby, which I think sounds like a disease, or possibly a fun character on a children's TV show from another planet. Dodai is Dosdai KoSamet; Sadie is Osadie Smichow. Margaret's is Margareti Lacock, which sounds like it belongs on National Pornographic Radio. Megan is Mmegan HoiAn, which she thinks sucks — but add an apostrophe and you have M'Megan Hoi'An, an awesome Star Trek villianess. Who are you in the NPR universe?