On 6/08/05, MKay wrote:
> Emma, you've been calling that bird "Stupid" for a while now. I would
> have changed the name to Cupid the minute I assumed ownership. Nomatter
> how you sugarcoat it, when a person continuously calls someone or
> something stupid, whether it's a name or not, it's demeaning and wrong.
> You can't tell me that there isn't part of you that finds a humor in
> continuing to use that name.
> Stupid is as stupid does. Who said that, anyway?
Christ it's just a NAME. I can say with all honesty that no, I don't find
even the slightest humour in calling him Stupid, it's the name he had when
I got him and I don't see any reason or point to me changing his name
because of the meaning the name happens to have in English. If you
would've done things differently fair enough, but his welfare does not
suffer from his name being Stupid. He was named Stupid by an old man with
a sense of humour - I do not share this sense of humour. But how does it
enrich either his or my life calling him a different name. I had a female
cockatiel mutation who I called Jasper, because I thought she was male.
But the name stuck even after I realised he was a she.
There really is no point arguing something as trivial as this... though I
am sure more people will probably try.
Stupid is loved and well-cared for and that's what I endeavour to provide.