Baby names

Noah’s working hard at coming up for a name for the baby:

Raina (number one choice). Dave had to explain that Raina was a girl’s name and we were having a boy. Response was tears: “But I wanted a girl!” Since then, he stresses that every name he suggests is a boy name. And he named one of his grandmother’s new chickens Raina.

Jo-Jo. After a week or so, I traced this to the littlest Who in Horton Hears a Who. So it is a name from literature, it just sounds like a chimpanzee name.


Assacaworr. (Possibly a corruption of the Spanish phrase “Esta calor”. And no, I can’t spell in Spanish, because I learn all my Spanish from a three-year-old and I’m actually not sure where he is picking it up, because he doesn’t really watch Dora. My pronounciation may also not be great.)

Dot-dot. (The t’s are more like glottal stops than T sounds. No theories on origins, but he did say that it was a good short name for a baby, and he could get a new name when he got bigger.)



  1. Lorna Hendry said,

    April 13, 2012 at 4:57 am

    So now if you do ever have a girl, you can name her after a chicken!

  2. Jennifer said,

    April 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I, personally, like Assacaworr. Chandra put in another plug for Donkey (“and you can call him Don, after your dad!”), because that’s definitely a boy’s name.

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