To Name Your Child "Moxie"

what is in a name? would your child named "moxie" be the same if you named her say, "prudence"?
Naming her “Moxie” made so much sense.>
At the time, that is
>We didn’t really think about what a girl whose name
is synonymous with courage and spirit,
verve and vigor
and would
be like
she found Daddy’s tobacco. on the shelf.
and rolling paper too! WOO-HOO!
I wonder sometimes…
would she be walking Mayhem if we had
named her…
Or what about
She’s got that all right.
In spades.

Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.


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  • I have a feeling she’d be doing it even if her name was Prudence. But I am so glad she is Moxie. We just did some serious baby-proofing this morning after Cora fell off the bed this week. I felt SO guilty. And just removed box-spring & frame to put mattress on the floor. Yes, the girl has finally started moving and is getting a bit faster every day. Exciting for me now. But I guess I better be ready for pure exhaustion soon!

  • She’s like that at Habitot too – I feel like I’ve walked – or ran – 5 miles just trying to keep up with her for the couple of hours we are there! She knows exactly what she wants when she wants it – and she knows how to get it – one way or another!

  • LOL!!! Any of those pictures could be from my living room also! Every night it seems like a huracane just hit us!!!

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