My sister is pregnant, and they're keeping the baby's name a secret. But I get one guess, and she'll tell me if I'm right. They came across the name in a magazine article, and they heard it in a sci fi movie, as well. Here's everything I know about the article and the movie... can you help me sleuth out the name?
When my sister was telling me this, I didn't realize I was getting clues, so there could be incorrect bits I'm mis-remembering.
-The article where they read the name appeared in a magazine local to where they live, near Sarasota, FL. (I don't think she meant a digital-only magazine.)
-The article profiled about 10 area farmers at farmers markets.
-They moved to FL in April 2012 and read the magazine very roughly a year ago. So unless it was an old magazine, it was probably published in that general date range.
-The name was one farm family's "little girl's" name (I presume human daughter, but I came across a dog's name in one likely-looking article, and it did make me wonder...)
-They originally thought the name would be their choice for a girl or boy, but later decided they might not love it for a boy. But it must be at least plausibly unisex.
-She's heard the name before, though it wasn't on their minds as they thought about baby names. I got the sense it's not highly obscure.
Working with my husband and friend, googling uncovered this
article and this
one and this
one, which seemed like pretty good matches, plus this
good listing of farmers and farmers markets in that area.
It's not Asa (from one of the articles), and I have reason to think Roxie is not it (even if it could be imagined to have a variation suitable for boys). Other farms and kids so far, none of which are any good:
King Farm: Jeb, Lily, Reid
Porter Family Vineyards: Tim, Heather, Steven
Jessica’s Organic Farms: Jessica
Wordens: Asa & Grant (both boys)
Brown’s Grove Citrus: Travis, Trevor, Tressie (I don't think Tressie could be a boy's name, or one my sister would have heard before)
My mother’s garden: Calvin, Jesse (both grown boys)
Sheppard's Farm: there are kids; don't know their names
Then, there's the sci fi movie angle.
-My brother went to visit, and had dinner with my sister and brother-in-law at around 6:30 on Jan 5.
-My brother-in-law said that before coming to dinner, he had been watching "a dumb sci fi movie" in which a character had the name in question.
-He thought it was on a local channel (not sure).
-My brother later looked up some TV listings, and guessed Ashley, Adrian, and Logan, all of which were wrong. (Yes, he got more than one guess! I don't think I will, though.)
So, what's my sister going to name her baby? Don't worry - I checked with her and asking on the web is A-OK.