Cast of Characters: Older Woman, Younger Woman, Aletheia's Mom
OW: [Yelling across the room] A-lee-thea! Come back here!
AM: [To YW] Your daughter's name is Alethea?
AM: My baby girl has almost the same name- Aletheia! How'd you choose that name?
YM: She's named after my friend's grandmother.
AM: You know it's Greek?
YM: Yeah. It means 'faith.'
AM: [Awkward pause.] Um, I think it actually means 'truth.'
YM: [Confused look.] How did you say you pronounce your daughter's name?
OW: Why do you say it like that?
AM: It's the more authentic Greek pronunciation. My husband studied Greek in college and when he learned the word he thought it was beautiful and he chose it as a potential name for a daughter. But, um, A-lee-thea is good, too. It's very pretty.
AM: [later, to me] You know, looking back on it, I think I basically just told those people that we're better than them in every way.
A blog about a kid. I like her.
- ► 2008 (107)
- Video: Aletheia "Trilling"
- Splotchy Tree Dweller
- Scene From a Hospital Waiting Room
- Allergic Reaction
- Cinderella Audition
- Video: The Many Sounds of Aletheia
- Aletheia and Her Friend Jack
- Aletheia and Grammy
- Cross-cultural Communication
- With Clementine
- In the Background
- International Pics on Wednesday Night
- Homegirl II
- Hole in the Wall
- ▼ March (16)