“What’s in a name?” 6th grade poets respond

“What’s in a name?”
by Anya Felton  (Anya, Russian, “Bringing Goodness”)

My brother thinks my name means, “Annoying sister who tattles on me.”
My mom thinks my name means, “Mini me.”
My dad thinks my name means, “Girl who likes weird music.”
My cat thinks my name means, “The girl who brings me food” and “My
warm pillow.”
My rabbit Snooper-Pooper thinks my name means, “The one who grabs
me one minute and is petting me the next.”
The boys in my class think my name means, “The girl who doesn’t like
gym and sports very much.”

I think they forgot some things.
I think my name means, “Dreams of living on a farm in Vinalhaven” and
“Loves nothing more than to sit and read by the fire with my family
on a cold winter night.”

“What’s in a name?”
by Natalie Gill   (Natalie, Greek, “born at Christmas, sunrise”)

My mom thinks my name means, “Mag.…Moll…. I mean Alis…..
NATALIE!”
My dad thinks my name means, “Save all the chatter about the play
until after the game.”
My sisters think my name means, “Nice, but needs to work on her temper.”
My cat thinks my name means, “Person who doesn’t care if I walk on her
in the middle of the night.” (Believe me, I care.)
My other cat thinks my name means, “Person who opens the door for me
and sweeps up all the food I spill.”
My friend thinks my name means, “Very creative and has an open mind.”
My other friend thinks, “Can’t get to school on time.” (All of my teachers
agree.)

I think they forgot some things.
Like, “Mermaid on the inside,” and “Loves to draw and write.”

“What’s in a name?”
by Hannah Leavitt   (Hannah, Hebrew, “Favor, Grace”)

My mom thinks my name means “One who loves math and
doesn’t like to get out of bed.”
My dad thinks my name means, “Builder of robots and the sibling
who is better at chores.”
My sister thinks my name means, “One who bothers me while I am
trying to sleep.”
My Nana thinks my name means, “Youngest of all the cousins, but
the smartest.”
My Guapo thinks my name means, “Grand-daughter who laughs at
my jokes even when they’re not funny.”
My puppy thinks my name means, “The human who scratches my
belly.”
My dentist thinks my name means, “Child who needs braces, but
does not want them.”
My friends think my name means, “Creative, good at math, and
very good at ponytails.”

There are so many things they’re missing about me, like, “Loves sports” and “Likes to cook” and “Not a big fan of reading” and last, but not least, “One who needs everything to be perfect.”

“What’s in a name?”
Acrostic Poem
by Julian Davis  (Julian, Latin, “Youthful”)

Just a junk magnet
Unique
Loves to collect
Interesting stuff
A collector of many things
Nothing more than me!

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