This is Mayken from Paris, France and I have a question for you both:
Do you think your Dad is a bit crazy?
No, wait, that was not my real question.
Here's my real question:
My daughter is bilingual German-French. She has two given names: a German one and a French one. If you could choose your own English name, one that would be on your passports and everything, what would you choose (and why)?
Oh, and I think it's a great idea that you let us ask you questions! I hope you have fun with them.
Roy: Yes! When I come home from school, he jumps on me!
[Adam's note: I've even been known to lie in wait, outside our house, and surprise them with a squirt gun when they return. ]
If you could choose your own English name, one that would be on your passports and everything, what would you choose (and why)?
Roy: Albert, because it's my Grandpa's name!
Lulu: I would choose Lulu because you only repeat the same sound twice.
[Adam's note: Mayken's question is related to the fact that Lulu and Roy aren't their real names. But since my daughter likes the name Lulu, this is the name she would choose for herself!]
Thank you for your questions, Mayken!
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Adam Beck: Nice, Caro! Give her a high-five from me! And I look forward to hearing about many more happy developments to come!
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