I had an interesting dream last night. It starred the characters from Scooby-Doo. Yeah, Nathan's loves are invading my dream state. Once they become LEGO versions of themselves, I know I'm in trouble.

I digress.

Not that you need any details from the dream but there was one particular sequence in it where an unfamiliar woman approaches Fred and tells him that her name is "Annie Reston." Fred repeats the name in a low tone as though he realizes the name means something to him. Then he says it a bit louder with more familiarity. Finally, a third saying is at regular volume with that a ha! sort of intonation.

Why am I telling you all this? Because, for some reason, my dream wanted that name to be remembered. Isn't that the trick when you're trying to commit a name to memory... repeat it three times? Well, that name is now ingrained in my head and that scene is really the only thing about that dream that remains truly vivid.

And, no, I do not know an Annie Reston. Not at all. I Googled it and got an obit for a woman in Brantford, Ontario, Canada who died in 2013. All other searches on Google try to change the name to Anne Reston or Annie Preston. But, no, the name as spoken three times in my dream by Fred Jones himself was Annie Reston, with an "i" but without a "p." IMDb turned up zilch as well.

I really want to know what is up with that name and if it should mean something to me.

Also, on the topic of names, did you know that all the human leads in Scooby-Doo have surnames? I had no idea until Nathan started watching it a couple months ago. They occasionally make reference to them in the TV episodes and movies. Heck, Fred and Daphne both have middle names!


Check it (from left to right): Frederick Herman "Fred" Jones, Velma Dinkley, Scooby-Doo, Norville "Shaggy" Rogers (I had heard his real first name before), and Daphne Ann Blake.

Who knew, right?

It's kinda cool that Joe Ruby, Ken Spears, William Hanna, and Joseph Barbera gave that personal touch to them.