What’s in a Name?

A few weeks ago, a commenter here left a note about how my reference for my eldest – the Monster – made him increasingly uncomfortable… and I thought that I’d circle back about it after I’d had some time to put in real thought.

So… the Monster.  As I mentioned in my first ever blog post, we’ve called him ‘Monster’ since he was two days old.  It’s a name that’s stuck, and he actually does answer to it.  And yes, he does know his real first name, both in English and Hebrew. Continue reading