Thursday, June 11, 2009

Olivia....Or Maybe something else?

So I'm thinking about renaming Olivia the chicken. I like the name Olivia too much to bestow it upon...well, not my favorite chicken. I'm mean, she's ok. But not great. She's very skittish and and peckish and constantly rebuffs my efforts at being friendly. Winnie and Phoebe are cuddlers and well... Olivia isn't. So I'm pondering new names, as horrible as that is.

On a side note: How do [human] mothers not have favorites among their children? I mean, it is possible to love all children equally? As a single child, I was always the best, most brilliant child....and the crankiest, moodiest storm cloud, all wrapped in one. I'll occasionally call my mom up and say: "Hi Mom, it's your favorite daughter!" And I'm always impressed (and downright thankful) that she's never replied: "Well, and my least-favorite one too!".
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  1. Ha! Too funny.

    I don't know from experience as we only have Gabriel currently. But, I would think it would be easy to love them equally as they each bring different qualities and talents to the family. That doesn't mean you don't love them differently though.

    The name Maida (Greek) means shy girl. Myra (French) means quiet song.

  2. For great parents they never either have a favorite child or let on they do. Also kids are so different that it is hard to have a favortite.
    Last weekend I met 7 month old chickens with names like Quiche and Scrambles. If I had chickens I would name them old lady names because they are after all just a group of hens!