Monday, May 8, 2006

A rose by any other NAME

HA!! Bet you thought I was going to reveal the name to you! You'll have to keep waiting. In the meantime, I've had many more suggestions for names from my students at school. Some have been pretty, some VERY common, and then there are " the others". I'll start with my favorite sweet girl name. Sam, a kindergartener, raised his hand, saying he needed to ask me a question. If you know kindergarteners, their definition of the word question is "to tell you something they think is very important." So, Sam said this "I have a name for your baby, Mrs.Brown...Olivia." Okay, I liked that one. IN fact, I liked it better than all the other names I've heard so far from the kids. Some fifth grade girls keep trying to get me to name her after them. "Christina, Chasity, or Kelsie". Sorry, not gonna happen, girls. Then, some other kindergarteners suggested "Melissa Rose". Nice, but no cigar. Then came the others. One day, Desmond, a fifth grade boy who KNOWS the baby is a girl, or so I thought he did, suggested this Christopher!" I confess, when I was little I had a girl doll whom I named "Christopher Lynn". But I've grown up a Little since then and realize that is not a good, girl's name. So today, I had a revelation. And it came in the form of Sarah, a blond haired, blue eyed kindergartener whose parents are from Croatia and Bosnia. We are very seriously considering this name because it is the best I've heard yet. And here it is.....................................................................................................
CATERPILLAR
(yes, we studied our bug/butterfly unit recently. So what?)
I think we'll spell it with a "K" and call her "Kat" for short. What do you think?

4 comments:

hollybird said...

I think that's a great story! Caterpillar! What a hoot! When I was pregnant, i was working at the state mental hospital. One patient was so fond of his favorite drug of choice that he seriously suggested numerous times (he was obsessive compulsive, after all) that we name our baby "cocaine". He even suggested that we call him "crack" for short! I think working in a kindergarten class has its definite advantages at times like this. Makes names like Chasity sound pretty good, huh?

Mama said...

I still don't see a problem with Medulla Oblongata--maybe you could change it to Obligato to make it more of a musical name. This was my first chance to read this! Love you

annalu alulu said...

I just had a great idea! You should name your baby after one of the word identification spam blockers on your blog. They make beautiful names. Sometimes they sound Swedish to me, sometimes Swahili. A couple sound Polish. She could be named after her own blog. Wouldn't that be sweet?

annalu alulu said...

Ouphjjl. Doesn't that sound swedish? Oof-jill, is how I would pronounce it. And of course you could just call her Jill (or Jjll). (That's the one that shows on my screen right now.)