Two in one day:
First, I was wondering why my feet were so comfortable even though I was on them so much. When I looked down, I was in my gym shoes
. Nice look with a pantsuit.
Second, I had a student whose name was B'Elanna, as in B'Elanna Torres from Star Trek: Voyager. Without thinking, when I came to her name on the class list, I blurted "Oh, like in Star Trek!"
. The look on her face meant "Everybody who was watching TV in the 1990's tells me that". Part of me thinks, "Well, look what B'elanna's parents saddled her with by giving her a beautiful but trendy name". Later, I approached her quietly and apologized, but said that at least B'Elanna was a strong and powerful character
(I almost shared her fate. My maiden name is the same as the family in "Peter Pan". My mother wanted to name me Wendy, after the girl in the story. My brothers, bless them, pleaded with my mom not to do that, as anyone over a certain age would remind me of "Peter Pan". So I was spared. Then I go and marry a man whose last name is a major city in England, as well as in "Sheriff of _____" in "Robin Hood"