"what's in a name? that which we call a rose
by any other word would smell as sweet."
--from romeo and juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
ellisa has lots of names…that’s because everyone seem to adjust her name and call her as they wish….here’s are some examples:
yeh yeh calls her “e” as in a, b, c, d, “e” – “e” lee-sar
po po calles her – “air-lee” or “destroyer” as she is the only one out of the 5 children that is breaking the toys after these toys were passed down from the 4 pairs of hands!
daddy calls – “lisa” or “monster” since he can’t seem to tame her!
synn yi (her 4 year old cousin) calls her – “bo bo” ...i dunno where she came up with this one? sounds like a dog’s name?
mommy calls – "ellisa" or sometimes "wei zi" (meaning wise and stunning!! good name right - i choose one) …don’t think she knows it’s her cina name.
erika on the other hand, after fighting with her over something…will call her “u nauti girl” …so ellisa has learn to start scolding anyone even mommy, if she don’t get her way…. “nautiii mommmiiee” “nautiii kaaa kaak” “nautiii chea chea” “nauutiii por por”…
daddy says that ellisa may be just plain confused.