It makes me quite happy to answer to Dunham, Amichka, Deppy-san, Punky, AlyOnooshka, Tía Sofía María, Tofi, Ames and Amster Frackle.
Had I chosen to re-name my children completely, we would have Henry, Charlie, or Oskar and Rivkah, Zoya, Beatrice (said the Italian way) or Thessaly.
The hens have given me a new reason to name, for which I am thankful: Ymo, Dotte, Aster, Ali, Orp, Orpa, Rhoda, Golda, Ilka and Henya and Henya. Our coop is called The Poule House. And I've already been thinking of names for our next batch: Athena, Meghen, Henrietta... Get it?
I, with so much gusto, happily learned hundreds of plants' botanical names once upon a time. Each of my kids has five names. I have even named a few houseplants, my favorite being Gilbert.
But, I am currently name-blocked.
This is the thing: As I homeschool our kids, they haven't learned the common lingo. We haven't labeled what we do as "school." It's just "time to read," or "calendar time," etc. So many people lately have been asking G if he is in Kindergarten or what grade he is in and he just looks at me like, "What?" Finally I decided that I needed to explain everything and so now he says, "Oh, we do homeschool."
This is putting the pressure on me to come up with a name for our school. It would be so much easier for them to say, "Yes. I go to..." We would be spared the looks, questions and smiles that don't hide the fact that you think that I'm crazy. But, what do I name it? I feel like I want something in Latin, but...??? Has anyone a suggestion? Jenks, I feel like you would have something witty.
To be continued...