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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Niece Name Update: An otter is an otter is an otter.

I'm sad to report, despite our best efforts, the Queen of Paint has gone a different way.
Otter is out.

Our new niece's name is Phoebe Sofia.

I am sure I will be fine with this. As Shakespeare says,
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet."
At this juncture, I suppose I should speak about my brother Marc, and how he was going to be a Noah all the way up until the moment of his birth, at which point my parents looked at each other and said, "He's not a Noah" and named him Marc.(with a C, not a K)
And I'm sure he's relatively happy that he's not a Noah (with apologies to Noah's everywhere!)

This is still a story in my family, and perhaps the Otter story will become a new story, a different story.

Comments on "Niece Name Update: An otter is an otter is an otter."


Blogger The Litter Box House said ... (11:10 AM) : 

Hey! Otter is a great name! In fact, my last name includes the word Otter. My last name is of Dutch origins and means "The Otter." BTW, the Dutch word for Otter is otter. :)

If you tell them that otter isn't a completely strange and unusual name, will they change it? It might also lead to her becoming an amazing swimmer. My whole family are intense, strong swimmers. Strange but true!


Blogger Shelli said ... (11:47 AM) : 

Just because her name is something else on paper, doesn't mean YOU can't start a campaign to re-name her, by sheer USAGE of the name Otter. And encourage the brother to do the same.

She'll get used to her new name eventually, and heck, she might even choose to go by it as an adult.

And HOW cool would that be?


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