The blogger apparently got a couple questions passed on to her by one of her online friends...so far so good.right? The first question was innocuous enough...what has she been up to? Nothing miraculously interesting so let's move on to the next question.
"A new blog friend (Hi, Ruth!) read about our youngest girls' names & wondered about K'Tyo's name...where it comes from, how you say it, & what it means. I couldn't believe I had never blogged about it, but looking back, I can't find a post about it anywhere! I am blaming jet lag after we came home with him for my oversight. :o)"
Here's her response and where I realized things were seriously messed up:
"K'Tyo's name is pronounced /k/ tie-yo. Honestly, we weren't sure what we were doing about his name before leaving for Ethiopia. For us, it was hard because he was 4 years old at the time, & obviously had quite the personality."Holy crap, really? Ummm, not only did he have a personality, HE HAD A NAME.
Holy crap, really? So, even though the name he had since birth had significant meaning, you figured, we'll completely change it and stick a "K" in front so he matches the rest of our brood?"All of our children's names begin with a "K", so we wanted to incorporate that somehow (how we got going on K's is still a mystery). His Ethiopian name is Sintayehu, which means "much I have seen" (pretty intense, huh?). We love it's significant meaning, but knew in America it would be butchered."
The blog author has written another post, "Why Do I Blog?" in response to my comment on her blog, expressing my disgust at another comment someone had posted and at her post in general.
I'm saving my opinions to myself because I'm in an odd place tonight and my thoughts are a bit scattered. Read her post for yourself and tell me what you think.