Yesterday, we went to Toys’r’us to pick up some bits and bobs for Amy. We got her some more Lego Duplo bricks as she absolutely adores playing with them, a new bath toy (more on that soon!) and her very first doll. Her dolly or as I call her Püppi.
Amy chose her herself and is more than happy with it. In fact, she loves her dolly dearly and gives her kisses and smells her feet constantly. With Amy that’s a real indicator of affection, but that’s a different blog post to write. This one is about Püppi and her name, which happens to create quite very heated discussions in our house. Ben wants Püppi to be called Betty. That’s a) because his nan was called Betty and he really likes the name and b) because he hates the fact that I call her Püppi. Ben associates the name Püppi with poo or poopy. I don’t! Püppi is the German word for dolly and hasn’t got the slightest thing to do with excrements. It’s simply the word children use when they talk about their dolls. Seeing as I speak German with Amy, I find it completely normal to use this word to talk about her doll. She knows what I am talking about when I use the word Püppi and to be honest, I don’t want to stop using the word.
The silly thing is that I had a weak moment and agreed to not call her Püppi, because Ben is really not comfortable with the name. He thinks Amy will get laughed at when she’s talking about her Püppi to her friends at school when she is a little older. I don’t think she will and would like to continue calling her Püppi – I’m a create of habit after all!
So there we go, what do we call Amy’s doll? Should I not call her Püppi, because I said I wouldn’t? Should we not call her anything and wait until Amy comes up with her own name or should we agree to disagree and both call her what we want? It’s a random one, but I’d love to hear your thoughts!