What the hell is up with this? It appears people have taken to painting or putting up letters in wood, paper, plastic, ceramic, or anything else they can come up with spelling out their kid’s name on the wall of said child’s room. Why? Is it really just vanity or are you seriously afraid that you will forget the little bugger’s name? I can honestly understand the forgetting part if you have four or five because my poor overworked, sleepless, half crazed Mom would go through every one of my siblings names before she would get to mind when she addressed me most of the time. The real kicker to that is that all four of my siblings were boys and I wasn’t the youngest. It did give an indication to how I stood in the whole hierarchy within the family. I have to say however that when one of us was in serious trouble she managed to get the right name for the right kid every time, but I digress.
Is it possible you feel your child may forget their name and might need a constant reminder? Either way if forgetfulness is the issue at the base of this there’s something you should remember. You and or your child will be spending relatively little time in that bedroom for several years and it is only around the age of eleven or twelve that the child, and I stress child here, will be spending a great deal of time in that bedroom and it will be with the door closed and you will see even less of it. If your child can’t remember their name by that age then there is a serious problem and you need to be seeking professional help for the child. You on the other hand will be seeing less and less of the kid and possibly remembering their name at this point might be a problem but it written on the wall of the now ‘no-parent’ zone isn’t going to do you much good.
If this is a purely something coming from vanity then just putting up their name really doesn’t carry any weight in that department unless you put up King, Queen, or Your Royal Hine-Ass before it. The last although never placed on my daughter’s wall, nor was her name for that matter, I often referred to her that way, to her.
Anyway getting back to the original question. Is it just vanity or are you worried you or your child might be in danger of forgetting the kid’s name?