The names caused great discussion.
The thing is, that in real life nobody, (well nobody other those who might have accidentally been growing the wrong type of grass in the garden or something) really wants to call their child Moon Unit, Peaches, Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie or Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lilly.................. BUT when given the opportunity to rename your entire family for the purposes of writing, then the world is of course an oyster, and if my children wish to change their names once they get to 18, either on my blog or otherwise, then that of course is their choice.
So, after due consideration of Enidd's very sensible idea to give my children pseudonyms, we came up with the following...............
ED - "Eldest Daughter" (aged sixteen, seventeen later this year), despite wanting to be called after the various types of coffee available in Starbucks and Costa, eventually decided that she would prefer to stay as she is. ED has sort of become a pseudonym in its own right, and so she is quite happy.
ESOS - "Eldest Son Only Son" (aged fourteen, fifteen later this year), had many names thrown at him over the weekend by other siblings, especially his eldest sister, as they "sweetly" (????!!!!) fought in their truly sibling like way, but in conclusion, ESOS works for him. There's not likely to be any confusion as he is after all the only boy.
The Sensible One - "Daughter Number Two, Child Number three", is however more of a mouthful.......... and she is by everyone's admission, especially my eldest brother's, the "sensible" one amongst us. More often than not, her twelve year old mind (shortly to be thirteen) comes up with wise words that put us all to shame for not thinking of such ourselves.
So .......she is to be called such: "The Sensible One".
The Gymnast - "Aged 8", shortly to be Aged 9 is a bit of a gymnast. When visiting Berkeley Castle two years ago, she spent the entire afternoon upside down as she cartwheeled around a dried up moat from beginning to end. She goes several times a week to be handed over into the hands of a strict Romanian ex international gymnast coach. No-one would dare question said coach's intentions when she increases the training rigours to double the hours. We as parents just nod meekly, and realise that it is clearly for the good of humanity that we allow our children to be put under her capable control...............
Therefore she will henceforth be called: "The Gymnast".
Tinkerbell Mushroom - Youngest Daughter, previously "Aged 6", who yesterday celebrated her seventh birthday is shortly to play Tinkerbell in a very cut down version of Peter Pan. For this grand debut, the eldest three children clubbed together and bought her a spectacular new fairy costume for her birthday, which looks gorgeous.
Now, she also hates mushrooms. So at Christmas, when my other brother offered her some dinner with mushrooms, she announced that she would NOT be eating those mushrooms! He replied that SHE was a mushroom........ which she thought very funny, and ever since, he has called her "Mushroom".
So on my blog, she will be therefore be called: "Tinkerbell Mushroom"..............
Coming Soon.......I have many challenges to meet from Enidd, Keith and Chris......... I haven't forgotten, but as I have left it so long, will instead answer them all at the same time.....................
Dona Nobis Pacem
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