Sunday, July 11, 2010
A Rose by any other name...
This is the "out-of-the-blue" conversation I had with Autumn, my 4 1/2-year-old, at the dinner table tonight.
Autumn: Mommy, I want to change my name.
Autumn: I want to change it to a pretty name--a really, really pretty name.
Me: Like what?
Autumn: Rose. (That's her new friend's name.) It's pretty, like a flower. I want a flower name.
Me: We're not changing your name. Daddy and I carefully chose your name. You were born in autumn when the pretty leaves are falling from the trees.
Autumn: What does Amber's name mean?
Me: It's a color.
Autumn: I want a color name.