E. Names: Examples
Here's an example of a piece of teacher's writing produced in 20 minutes (8.3.2015) in response to these stimulus materials
A chameleon she is: name-changer, shape-shifter, place-drifter.
A skinny child, once ‘Wednesday Legs’ – When’s dey gonna break? Then Patty, hippy, flower-
crowned and floaty-gowned. Quick transitions from Mrs Mac to Mummy, then Mum, then M-um.
(Downward lilt, eyes rolling.) Next, plain Pat. Behind the bar. Pat. Flat. Vat of Patness.
At a family wedding back in the East end, a shock: Pa-, glottal-stopped and ‘h’ averse, and
worse. Who was this woman who could change so? Especially on the phone to Auntie Margaret.
Was Hackney a place or a skin affliction?
On the forms ‘Patricia Sylvia’, a different ring entirely. And that was someone else, too. Née
Geary, nay Geary, weary of Geary but done with Mac.
In with the Labrador and Land Rover set, though in possession of neither and suddenly it’s
‘Patti-Watti, darling’, ‘Patti-Watti Woo-Waa’. Woo waa – who are – who are you?
For now? Nano. Ultimate super-hero to my children.