Journal Entry

Friday, February 13, 2004

The Thin Tents

I'm pleased to report that my daughter is once again named Aviva Rahel Rosenbaum.

She changed her name, about a month or two ago, to Aviva Dünns Zelt. Her children-dolls were also named Dünns Zelt (Annabelle Dünns Zelt, Andrew Dünns Zelt, Gäella Dünns Zelt, Cereina Dünns Zelt, Jeanne Dünns Zelt, and Bim Dünns Zelt), as was their father (Happy Boy Dünns Zelt). (Esther, Noah, and I, however, retained our respective last names).

I was surprised at how melancholy this made me: I wasn't expecting her to stop being a Rosenbaum for a few more years, at least.

She reassured me that she would be a Rosenbaum again later.

Now, not only has she reverted to being Aviva Rahel Rosenbaum, but so have the rest of them -- Annabelle Rahel Rosenbaum, Andrew Rahel Rosenbaum, Gäella Rahel Rosenbaum, Cereina Rahel Rosenbaum, Jeanne Rahel Rosenbaum, Bim Rahel Rosenbaum, and Happy Boy Rahel Rosenbaum.

It occurs to me that this is further evidence of just how much farhter ahead of the curve Aviva is than I at solving all sorts of problems of feminism...

Posted by benrosen at February 13, 2004 11:02 AM | Up to blog
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