Monday, April 30, 2007

ED, ESOS, The Sensible One, The Gymnast and Tinkerbell Mushroom

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.....................

22 comments:

Ignorminious said...

Ooooo nicely done. Characterisation is very important on blogs and I've always felt you do it well. That said, the new names will probably much less confusing that before.

Alice Band said...

Good idea Sally. I have the same probs with my column - the son , as you say being as there is only one, is not problem. Eldest daughter again no problem but unispired, the third daughter very problematic, the last one easy as she has red hair and when born was actually called Born by her bigger but not biggest sister. Phew.

Anonymous said...

Is that seriously somebody else called Enid?

hubby said...

Don't I get a new name too? How about Tall, Dark and Handsome with a Full Head of Hair? That would be sure to protect my identity.

Sally Lomax said...

Hubby
It is after all all relative. Amongst The Borrowers you would be a giant, and to me being only 5'2" and a bit, you are very tall........

Sally Lomax said...

Hi Ig! Thank you!

Alice.... My problems exactly...

Hi Anon!

I presume that you are not actually anonymous, but Enid, as in Enid:

but not Enidd as in: Enidd

Hello Enid! And yes you have competition for your name!!

Asha said...

Good one,hope I will be able to remember those!;D I am sure I will.

It's easy for me.I say my girl and my boy!!!:D

enidd said...

nice one sally! enidd especially likes tinkerbell mushroom. it sounds like a kind of fungus that grows in circles in enchanted woods.

and hi enid! enidd hopes you're not the enid who nipped in first to get enid.com, and made her change her spelling?

Sally Lomax said...

The context should make it work Asha!

Thanks Enidd! I guess with a name like Tinkerbell Mushroom, if you are right about its possible origins, then she may be one of those naming her children with seriously bohemian names in years to come!

john.g. said...

Having no children myself I find "rabble" gets a universal response!

Sally Lomax said...

........but which bit of the rabble would you be referring to.......

It would then have to be:

Rabble 1
Rabble 2
Rabble 3
Rabble 4
Rabble 5.................

which COULD work too....... :)

Beccy said...

Great names but it will take me a while to get used to them!

Karmyn R said...

Tinkerbell mushroom (giggle giggle).

Karmyn R said...

Oh - I just realized....your poor eldest daughter - ED.

I guess it could be short for edwina and not edward.

Sally Lomax said...

Beccy - you soon will I'm sure!

Karmyn - She wanted to be ED - which she has been since I started the blog. Will tell her what Enidd said though and if she changes her mind again I will let you know.

The sensible one (Middle child) is now having serious doubts about her name.......... so you never know, it could all change again. Hopefully not though!

ChrisB said...

Sally now you know I'm getting old and a bit senile so I'll probably have to write myself notes to remember!!

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

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Sally Lomax said...

Hi Chris! Hopefully it should be reasonably straightforward!

Hi Raghu! Welcome!

elena jane said...

LOL, i like this and having been trying to think up something other than ds1 or ds2 etc on my blog....i tried your son one aged almost fourteen thing and it's too much writing....

i LOVE tinkerbell mushroom, adorable!! :)

Sally Lomax said...

Thanks Elena Jane. You can think of something clever and witty to call yours I am sure!

Alice Band said...

Bizarre, I posted a comment last night and it hasn't materialised. Oh well..Have a lovely day x

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