# The name of this riddle

If you say farewell twice
You'll find this one under
Watch it real close
Then lightning - no thunder


Can you help me determine what the name of this riddle is?

Hint #1

The answer to the riddle is a woman's name - not a very common one though

Hint #2 (kind of spoiler-y)

The woman is probably a golfer, if you think about line 2 of the riddle in the right way.

BIRDIE

If you say farewell twice
You'll find this one under

'Farewell twice' is Bye bye. 'Under' that (as in, after it) you can put the word "Birdie' to make a film title and expression: "Bye Bye Birdie'. 'Birdie' is also a golfing term for a ball holed 'one under par' (i.e. in one shot fewer than the difficulty of the hole might suggest).

Watch it real close
Then lightning - no thunder

If you are 'watching the birdie' you are having your picture taken by a photographer (it's something the photographer might commonly say to ensure you are looking at the camera). Then he/she presses the flash ('lightning') and your portrait is immortalised in film!

Furthermore, this satisfies the title and first hint since:

Birdie is a girl's name (albeit perhaps more common among older generations).

• That's exactly it. Great solve! :) – Nico Nov 26 '19 at 18:20