31 December 2012, by Dannie Cho
On the eve of the New Year,
I’ve decided to return to my blogging career.
One final post,
before the year end toast,
But first, you might want to read an older entry here!
So we wished and hoped we’d get a son,
and name him after the mentor of the Chosen One.
But alas, it was not to be.
For a daughter cannot be called Kenobi.
We relooked at our list then,
and thought through all the names again.
Colette Cho is really sweet
Flip it around and she sounds like a sinful treat
And so it was ‘Coco’ for the win.
And now, the time is upon us once more,
Everyone is asking how we’re going to top that previous score
For everyone expects a hidden joke
They’d expect that of me, those demanding folk.
So let’s get the requirements straight,
There aren’t many, only eight.
It has to have a good meaning,
Simple to call, with no funny spelling.
And heavens forbid!
We don’t want a name hybrid.
It should begin with a letter C,
Not B, not D and not a V.
It cannot be easily mispronounced
Into a name that makes her look like a dunce.
We want a name that’s simple to call,
Yes, I guess you could say we want it all.
And last of all, just for fun,
A name that’s also part of a larger pun.
So ladies and gentlemen, I’m happy to say
On this eve of New Year’s day,
With a swish and a flourish and a twirl,
I’ll announce the name of our next baby girl!
She’s going to be named CLAIRE.
“Claire, come here. Claire, go there.”
It means famous, bright and clear
And it’s hard to mispronounce, never fear!
And just like that, we’ve conquered seven.
Just one more to naming heaven.
How can the name CLAIRE provoke
A smile from those who know the inside joke?
Well, if you’ve read till here, good for you!
I am going to give you a simple clue.
Just read out loud and fast the line below, as I declare,
“MY DAUGHTERS ARE NAMED CHO COLETTE AND CLAIRE”