Both Katherine and Nathaniel gave us some choice suggestions when we first adopted Domino and considered giving him a new name. She offered “Chickenhead,” and he offered “Sniffy.” Thankfully, I’m currently teaching literature of Victorian England and have no qualms about instituting a monarchy instead of a democracy at home!
For the record, when I was small I wanted to name the neighbor’s kitten “Kitty-kitty-gumdrop.” So, I’m no pro either. It’s a miracle our kids made it through without some overwrought name attached to their cute little personalities. Thank you, Sydney 🙂