What’s in a name?

That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet

wrote Shakespeare and Buzz can’t agree more.

– A boy about her age is named Om. In Buzz’s world he is called ‘Home’

– We call a very good friend of ours at work, Ballu. Buzz and I were heading to his house one weekend so I told her ‘Ballu uncle ke ghar jaa rahe hein’*. Since then she calls him ‘Balloon uncle’. Him having 3 balloons in his house that she played with did not help the case any.

– I was reading a book to Buzz. The book is about 2 toddlers Mike and Jenny and a baby named Sue. No matter how many times we correct her and how clearly we pronounce her name the baby according to Buzz is named ‘Baby Soup’. She is seen trying to correct us vehemently when we say Sue over and over again.

Guess Shakespeare had it right all those years back.

*we are going to Ballu uncle’s house.

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74 thoughts on “What’s in a name?

  1. Oh yes little buzz just proved that .. But then shakepear ko chodho buzzy is having fun and listennn in the last one its fooood yayyyy soup .. I like that…
    Now I am thinking what will be mine..

  2. but ballu does sound like balloon and Sue does sound like soup and oh is often spoken as Home in the R household..so a name is a name is a name as you hear it

    way to go Buzz! this is the way poetry is written…words get twisted and then it emerges into poetry 😉

  3. There is a thirukural(like kabir’s doha) that says “there are people who will call the flute pleasant, or the veena pleasant, but those are people who haven’t heard a child speak in baby tongue”. Reminded of that!

    lol @ soup! 😀

  4. Lol. This reminded me of something. As a kid, I would often hear people saying or chanting “Hari Om”, and I always wondered why so many people kept saying “Hurry Home”..

  5. We dont love Buzz like crazy just like that! 🙂 Balloon Uncle knows he is called that? 🙂
    I was called ‘Naani Didi’ by a baby cousin. 🙂

  6. hahahah super cute like always…she is an ‘house on fire’ child and an apple of my eye 🙂 Buzz, I hope someday we meet and I’m able to tell you how much Nu massi loves you!!!!!

    muuuwah babes!

    Comfy & D: thanks for bringing in such a doll to us 🙂

  7. Hi Comfy, been reading you a while but my first comment here. This was so cute of buzz ! How we all wish that this phase would last longer, no ? They grow up too soon.
    My 3 year old son has a teached called Vilma in his daycare. For reasons unknown, he has decided her name is Ms. Grandma. He calls her that (she and others are amused) and when I try to correct him, he tells me “Amm, no Ms Vilma, it is Ms. Grandma” !

    1. Awww Ms Grandma would melt anyones heart. It is just too cute. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by Kasturi. Do you blog? Would love to read about your little man. 🙂

  8. Very often Kids pronounce a name in “TOTALI BOLI”, which sounds quite different , but is always very soothing for years.

    Remember a name is most important word for any body, named person always wishes to hear it correctly, he always expects correct phonetic sound of his / her name, ask yourself Do you??

  9. hehehe soo cute!!I remember Babushka used to call one of my friends Paneer Mama.. His name is Pani!LOL! its so cute to hear kids talk!! even now,we dont correct Babs,coz its just so cute to hear it like that!!

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