Invent a name, preschooler-style
My five-year-old daughter has lately decided that anything can be a (feminine) name if you add an -a at the end. I sewed a pink felt unicorn for her, which she promptly named Horna. (Yeah.) Her grandma got her a new doll, and at first she wanted to call it Flowera. It took her less than a day to figure out that that's just too hard to say, so now the doll is Bella. This is not short for Isabella or Arabella or anything else suggested by adults, it is bell+a.
My darling daughter is too sexist to come up with a masculine version of her naming scheme -- nothing worth naming is male, except Daddy and the one male cat, and they each already have multiple names. (I'm not sure there _is_ a pattern of male naming in evidence in her world; only a few of her classmates have two-syllables-ends-in-n names, for example.)
So, a two-part game: (1) Name your newest acquisition using the "tack an -a on the end" scheme. (2) What's her (or its) brother's name going to be? (This should be your second-newest acquisition.)
An example to start: the new tea caddy my mother brought from Hungary is henceforth to be called Caddia. Her brother the matching spoon rest shall be Spooner.
Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:20am