Someone wrote…

My 5-year-old did something I have not been brave enough to do: give myself a male name. He just started calling me James yesterday. The first time he said it, I had to get him to repeat just to make sure I heard correctly. I asked him why he called me James. He said “it just suits you.” God how I love that child.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on October 12th, 2012 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 6 comments »

6 Responses to “Name”

  1. tigr~

    that’s awesome=)
    /would love to have kids at some point!…


  2. Elle

    It sounds like you’re doing something right. Raise more children!


  3. Lane

    Excellent- he still has clear enough vision (no social ‘clouding’ yet) to see you for your true essence. What a great story…and if you choose to adopt the name James as yours, if asked how you arrived at this you could proudly say, “I named my son, and he named me”


  4. Callista

    Awwww! What a cute kid! And perceptive, too. He knows a “James” when he sees one. (It’s a good name, by the way. I recommend it.)


  5. Lucia

    my five year old son also gave me my name
    was such a magic moment :)


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