sanah goes to school tomorrow. i have only on rare occassions tried to teach her the 'full name' given to her by her parents- sanah surabhi george.
she knows herself as sanah- and thats the way we like it.
and everytime i have tried to teach her it has resulted in much mirth -
because she starts school tomorrow and will probably be asked her full name i thought i might tutor her, yet again, got the same result-
sanah, what is your full name?
sanah surabhi mummy george papa
no no, i say, surabhi and george are a part of your name. no need to say mummy and papa.
she looks quizzical and says - sanah. surabhi mummy. george papa.
we had given her name without too much discussion- with a syrian christian father she was to get her father's first name as her second name. with the kind of mother she has i had to figure in her name- sanah sharma george, or sanah george sharma sounds silly. i thought of naming her sanah janak(my grand mom's name) george. but then thought sanah surabhi george is fine- she can knock of one name later on in life- if she goes after sanjay leela b- then she will keep me and knock off george- or whatever.
well, at age two and one and a half months she has knocked off both our names!!!