I’ve mentioned before that Hugo will name himself after one of the Thomas and Friends trains and periodically switch it up. He was James for the longest time, but for the past few days he’s been Caitlin.
This was the second time he chose a feminine train name. He was Emily for a while and it didn’t even occur to me to tell him Emily is a girl’s name, and you’re a boy, etc. I did explain to strangers when he introduced himself, though.
We were on our way home from school the other day, and Hugo said “my name is not Hugo, it’s Caitlin.”
I thought for a minute and said, “You know Caitlin is a girl’s name–”
“No, I’m the engine,” he impatiently explained. Ah yes, Caitlin is an engine, not a girl after all.