Renaming Slutvana-for better or for worse?

Jun 22, 2022 | 2 comments

Just call me “Vanna” now! – 2022 in Seaview

If the oystershell telegraph — actually, in this case, the eggshell telegraph — is correct, Slutvana is undergoing a name change at her new home in Seaview.  It was reported to me recently that she is now being called “Vanna.” I wonder what she thinks about that.  And  will anyone notice that her Slavic roots (she is a Russian Orloff, after all) are no longer hinted at in her name.  You know… the “Slutvana, Svetlana” association.”

Lest you roll your eyes at the very idea of her understanding her name whether it be “Slutvana” or “Vanna,” be assured that chickens do, indeed, recognize their names in “human talk” and actually repeat them to one another — sans vowels!  Or so the experts in fowl language tell us.

Slutvana On The Prowl – 2019 in Oysterville

So, what will the impact of this change be to five-year-old Slutvanna?  So far, I have no data with respect to chickens on this question.  But here’s what one expert said regarding children:  “By the age of two or three, children do have a sense of identity and a name change could send mixed messages The child might ask himself, ‘Do you want to change me?’ Stability is very important for children and changing a name could create a lot of insecurity.”

I guess the big question is, how deeply do chickens ponder such things… or ANYthing, for that matter?  In Slutvana’s mind, was there any sort of connection between her behavior and her name?  Probably not.  So, the lesser question is, will her promiscuous behavior continue once the first part of her name is omitted?  I’m betting it will.  But you never can tell with chickens…

2 Comments

  1. Jo Fitzpatrick

    ???
    Ha ha ha
    Such fun.
    Cackle cackle cluck.

    Reply
  2. Jo Fitzpatrick

    The hen’s love this.
    Ha ha ha
    Such fun.
    Cackle cackle cluck.

    Reply

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