The Naming

by Shaindel Beers

She wondered if he had believed her when she’d said that the New Age Baby Names book’s purpose was to help with the naming of characters. She’d made up similar lies before - the last time she’d thought she was pregnant - when she was fifteen. So far she’d settled upon Fay, but she didn’t know if she meant it in the Irish or the French. French: Fairy. Also a variant of Faith, meaning: confidence; trust; belief. Irish: Raven, bird of bad omen, harbinger of death.


Shaindel Beers, author of Long Way Home, is a Professor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, and has taught at colleges and universities in Illinois and Florida. So far, three current or former students have had work accepted for publication here at Six Sentences. She is extremely proud of them!