After protracted deliberations, we have arrived at a proper name for the new
pup: Yoki. It’s a slice of musyoki, "one who stays" or "one who returns"
in Kikamba; also the nickname
Ph. picked up
in Kamanzi last summer. Associates, to a degree, with Hopi for "rain" and,
also, a small flub by one of our name researchers had us thinking it went along
with Japanese for "snow" and "lucky." But then we learned the Japanese
word was actually "yuki." So?
To seal the deal, we weeded out support from
yoki is attentive
yoki is recovered
yoki is probably the most soft
yoki is born from hearts and minds
yoki is the child of Billy Bob Casino and Lori
yoki is in front of his line of fire
yoki is more than just a horse
yoki is the super
yoki is standing to one side
yoki is near
yoki is planning to build up supply
I admit to altering the "child of" bit because, well, we have that
information. That’s right. Yoki’s folks, in West Plains, Mo., are really
called Billy Bob Casino and Lori.
Now, to teach the kid a few tricks.