By Tyffinneigh Lipschitz-Jones
It's an absolute tragedy and disgrace that so many of the world's babies have fallen victim to name rape! Parents, when you violently thrust a name onto your newborn baby instead of letting than baby choose her own name, you have STOLEN your baby's sense of identity and self worth!
Children who have been name-raped are saddled for life with unrealistic and stressful expectations of living up to a name they didn't even want! This leads to bed-wetting and crack addiction later in life.
And Mamas, are you really so gullible to think that your babies really need a name right away? Just because some male civil servant says he needs to make a birth certificate for "Big Government?" Don't let anyone bully you into giving your baby a name when what you should be doing is letting the name come naturally, when the baby says it's time. Babies know.
That's why this mama is a proud unnamer. What is unnaming? Trying to describe unnaming to someone who was name-raped is like trying to describe a pineapple to someone who is allergic to spiky fruits. The philosophy behind unnaming is to let your baby choose her own name. When the baby is born, simply go about your usual routine of breastfeeding on demand, round-the-clock baby wearing and co-sleeping, and soon you will develop a telepathic bond with your LO that will allow her to communicate using her own unique voice the name she has chosen for herself.
It's the natural way, ladies. Our ancestors didn't go around harshly screaming out a name the instant the baby was born, did they? Of course not. Why have we let this unnatural and constricting practice worm its way into our society? Mamas! Tear up those birth certificates and just say NO to name rape!
Let me tell you, thanks to unnaming, my three children Wah, Gaga, and Babababobo are all well-adjusted, independent free spirits. And you babies should be too!
Tyffinneigh Lipschitz-Jones is a name rape survivor and apprentice saltwater birth midwife.