What’s in a name?Posted: August 21, 2012
As I took mummy for her morning stroll I realised that she rarely calls me by my full name. Instead she uses endearments like ‘baby’, ‘darling’, ‘Zaki-baby’ and ‘my beautiful girl’.
I’m also affectionately known as Little Miss Muddy Paws, Madam M, the Fluff Monster and the Beast of Essex – that’s humans for you! When I hear MISAKI its usually because I’ve been naughty. which of course rarely happens BOL 😉
Other humans often struggle with my name and I get called anything from Malachi, Masala(!), Mishka and even Izzie. But I don’t mind, I’d probably answer to Bob if I’d get a treat out of it BOL.
I think I’ve said before that Misaki means beautiful blossom in japanese and this is why mummy and daddy chose it. Originally they had a boy’s name picked out but when they visited my birth mother’s house they chose me – or rather, I chose them! – and so they quickly had to think of a girl’s name instead.
So this got me thinking, why were you given your name? And is your real name what you are usually called?