|She’s pretty dang sassy already.|
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned on here before that Annika has two middle names AND two last names. This morning I got to thinking how she was going to have to be a big person to feel comfortable with that. Then I realized that it totally fits.
Annika has the inner constitution linked to her genetics that will give her the gumption to handle all her names. In fact, I think given these genetic qualities (assuming that she has both), five names are just right.
Let me explain.
Even though I didn’t get to do it for long, my ideal and chosen profession is newspaper reporter. I do love to write. But the truth is, my favorite part about being a reporter was the ability to walk right up to people and start asking questions. Not just questions, but probing questions. It’s not that I need to know everyone’s secrets. Although, I do love me a good juicy secret.
I just like to know backgrounds. I love details. I like putting the picture together. If you’ve ever spent much time with me, you may have noticed that I tend to ask people about their families, where you’ve lived, what kind of jobs you’ve held, if you have a college degree, how many siblings you have. And so, and so on.
Being a reporter helped me perfect the skills to getting these answers without being overtly obvious. To be honest, Facebook has helped relieve the necessity to ask all these questions of my friends.
Toyin, on the other hand, well, he’s not nosy at all. But he tends to have grand ideas. He likes to come up with grand plans and he likes to involve other people in his plans.
So, last night, as I got to thinking about these natural tendencies that he and I have, so different, and yet, when you put them together, what do you get?
Annika: A multi-named person with the potential for supernatural curiosity with the natural ability to involve lots of other people in her great plans.
She may end up not having either of these qualities. Maybe she will reject all nosiness and grand schemes. Perhaps she will be a humble person with a natural love of solitude and be happy with her surroundings.
But if she’s not, watch out world. She could either be highly effective or extremely dangerous. Either way, I think she’ll be good at it.