One kid in our house has named a toy lemur Timothy. When it first happened I referred to Timothy as a him and a boy. This was corrected quickly and with attitude, “Timothy is a GIRL mummy!” “Okay”, I said. However I did point out that Timothy is a boys name and that is why I thought the toy was a boy.
I do love this creativity and difference naming her toy and did not want to crush this. She then asked if it is okay to name her toy Timothy, and I said you can name your toys whatever you wish, it is up to you. After this she had a big smile on her face.
Have you had a child name a toy a boy/girls name to then find out that the toy in question is the opposite sex for the name?
Last night the kids had a big meltdown and it was over Timothy. One kid said Timothy is a boys name and the other who named the toy said Timothy is a girls name. She was an hysterical mess that I had to calm her down. It did not help that her sister kept on saying it’s a boy, and she was yelling and screaming she is a GIRL! Gosh talk about drama!
We then explained again that Timothy is a boys name but told her she can call her toys anything she wishes. She still thinks Timothy is a girls name and that it is not a boys name. If this is her thinking at six years old, I wonder what she might name her kids if she has any when older. I do think it is down to age and that she has just picked a name for her toy and decided it was a girl. Simple as that.
However if you come and visit and this kid has her toy lemur with her, it is a girl and it is called Timothy!
It is not a boy and anyone that says this will be not favoured by this child.
You can learn the hard way or just deal with the six year old strangeness.
What have the toys in your house been called?
Anything like Timothy for a girl lemur? Let us know.