Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Rose By Any Other Name

Sarah: "I'm going to change my name.'

Mommy: "Well, Honey, when you are 21, if you still want to, you can. Until then, you are legally Sarah. You could start going by Sarah Jane if you want."

Sarah: "No, that's already my name. I think I should be Katherine."

Mommy: "That's a lovely name. Of course I think Sarah is a lovely name, too."

Sarah: "Is Flo a real name?"

Mommy: "It is. It's usually short for Florence...or there used to be a show when I was a little girl and the mom was named Florida. Suppose Flo could be short for that, too."

Sarah: "I just like it as Flo---like the lady's name on TV."

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15 comments:

MereCat said...

I wanted to change my name too when I was a kid. I wanted to be called Beatrice. And then someone said, " You mean you want your name to be Beat Rice?" That left me rather dumbfounded.

monica said...

I love the name Sarah, but I guess you do also, hopefully this phase will pass. I always wanted to change my name when I was little to Sierra Mercedes! What a name!

Just Breathe said...

That is so cute. I love how their minds work.

cat said...

Oh I love Katherine as well! (I am named IRL in the Afrikaans or Dutch version of it), but Katherine just sounds so glamorous.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I totally love Flo from tv. (and the one from Mel's Diner - either one)
But please tell Sarah - that Sarah is a beautiful name and it fits her perfectly!

Nancy said...

HAH! Ya, I hear "Kiss my grits" whenever I see the name Flo ;)

I used to want to be Elizabeth. Who knows why. LOL

Leigh Anne said...

haha. your kids are way too cute and funny!

Nicole S. said...

What is it about commercials that so captures children's attention??

terra said...

I say NO to Flo the car insurance lady! And I kind of like Sara best of all...she is such a doll!

Barbara Manatee said...

Sarah Jane? Really? That was who my Sarah was named after. My mom was pg with a baby between my sister and I but miscarried. They named her Sarah Jane and that is why I chose Sarah for my lil girl!

noble pig said...

Oh how I wanted to be penelope or millicent when I was little. I understand her.

Manic Mom said...

Flo makes me think of Mel's diner. Sarah is a Beautiful name.

BoufMom9 said...

How funny!
When I was in second grade, i went through an "identity crisis" and every day i came home with papers reading "Debbie", "Debi", "Deborah", "Debbie Ann", etc... LOL Until I finally changed my spelling to "Debi". heehee (my mom says it drove her nuts. LOL)

Annie said...

Haha, she is so funny. I think that every kid in this world want to change their name (when I was a kid (just 2 or 3 years ago) I want to change my name and definitely, still want to, but no budget for that)

Have a nice weekend.

Brooke said...

Flo, lol! Cracking up!