Tuesday, August 19, 2014

No name shame

The little shadow's homework reading book tonight was called "My name is Laloifi".

It was a mission to even get past the title page, correcting her pronunciation of Laloifi a couple of hundred times.

I started to get angry at the damn book. Yea it's about a Samoan little girl, but why didn't they choose an easier name to pronounce?

Then we got to this page. Yep, that's why they chose that name. If someone's got a problem with your complicated name, the problem is theirs, not yours.

PS. I saw a young islander rugby player on TV tonight whose first name (I'm not making this up) was Wiseguy. Head up Wiseguy. Be proud of your name :)