A small boy who had never had a name was wondering, “why don’t i have a name?”
He was right, you know, it seems everyone has a name. But it didn’t bother him too much, he was just curious. He went on with his life as the young do, innocently.
When people would ask, what is your name? He’d reply, “I don’t have a name, what would you like to call me?” And that’s how he ended up with all the people he knew, for all the names he remembered, an additional name for himself.
When he was with Bob, his name was Arnold. When he talked to Carol, his name was “Also Carol.” And when he walked past Elvis, Elvis would call him “Hound Dog… thank you very much.”
One day he met a girl who also hand no name. He was shocked, he had never met anyone without a name before. And for that matter, neither had she.
“You don’t have a name either?”
They didn’t feel the need to give each other a name. It just felt right to be in each others presence.
They were right, you know, i mean, when would you ever meet another person who knew exactly what it was like to live without a name.
They had so many shared experiences — well, they shared so many experiences… with each other… both before they met, and while they fell in love and knew they would spend their lives together.
They decided to have a child. And decided it was really important. And when that child was born, they named her…