By any other word would smell as sweet.”
–From Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
Do you know that the most commonly used first name is MUHAMMED?
Do you know that the most commonly used last name is WONG?
But there is no MUHAMMED WONG.
As a typical sundanese woman, I call suamigila, AA.
Suamigila used to call me Neng. After 1 year of our marriage, he calls me Bebe (BB). Bebe means baby in French. He loves it when I act like a baby.
I start to think like this. If we have our first baby, her/his nickname will be CC.
Then our second baby, will be called DD.
But… our third baby? E…?
No… let’s pretend that she/he is not our third baby but our baby number 2A. (Will call her/him FF).
I’m reading (again) One Hundred Years Of Solitude.
Written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.