Our longhorn cow named Milkshake had her new calf a week or so ago and it was time to give her a name. We like to name our favorites with special names like something endearing or that have some type of meaning to our family. I asked our 2 year old daughter what she wanted to name it.
"Paka-leka" she said!
Without hesitation she blurted it out like that word made perfect sense. I thought to myself, what does it really matter if the word is made up and doesn't have an endearing meaning to our family, can't be found in a dictionary or the book titled "10,000 Baby Names for 2011." It's a word she often says, but none of us know what she is referring to, so we laugh. Laughing causes her to say it more. Her saying it more causes me to say Pakaleka under my breath then I catch myself and say, "what does Pakaleka mean?"
Pakaleka seems to be endearing, or special, or maybe just stuck in her head for reasons beyond me.
So Pakaleka it is!
Maybe we can get Pakaleka added to the 2012 book of baby names.
Meet Milkshake and her baby Pakaleka.
Milkshake isn't sure about me standing so close.
She is a good mom.
Longhorn babies are small, Pakaleka is really small.
Pakaleka at a week old.