Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What's in a Name?

I told my students today that I'm pregnant. It was highly entertaining. To break the news, I gave them a "pop quiz" which consisted of two questions:

1) What is the name of the play we're reading right now? (A: The Diary of Anne Frank)

2) What should Mrs. Harr name her baby boy (due in May)?

I loved watching them read the questions and slowly comprehend what the second question meant. Although, perhaps my favorite part was chuckling at the kids who didn't even get to question two due to the fact that they were stressing about the first question because they couldn't remember the name of the play (really???).

Their name suggestions were pretty great, too. Here's the short list:



Obi-Wan Kenobi



Amala Kia









And those are just the ones that made me laugh out loud. It's not counting all the boys who want the baby named after them or the weird spellings, like Dakhoda.

In any case, I think I'll have to look elsewhere for inspiration. Or...maybe I should take their advice.

Jimbob Chewbacca Harr

What do you think?


Jeff said...

I would have gone with Gandalf, but I'm glad you're leaving Gandalf for us to use. I look forward to meeting Jimbob Chewbacca.

Rachel Eddington said...

Definitely Chewbacca.

Kristy said...

Love the name suggestions...the kids are so helpful! By the way, I love the profile shot! You do have a cute little baby bump :) I can't wait to see it in person. Like I said before, I hope he knows he's already spoken for in marriage, though he'll have some serious competition from Holly and Katie's little girls (don't forget, mine's still the cutest :) Hooray for little boys!!

Robyn said...

Oh my aren't kids creative! Just think it will your own child someday sitting in a class telling his teacher to name her child Chewbacca. I am excited to meet him no mater what you choose to call him.

Tanaya and Tim said...

Yay! A boy! I get to find out on Friday! BTW, I figured out you were expecting when you posted on my blog about me expecting and I am glad to share this time with you. "Francisco. That's a fun name to say, Francisco..."