“Katika America ninaitwa Teneasha, Katika Loitokitok ninaitwa Nambaso.”
My baba (home-stay dad) is such a character, he’s great. So here’s how I got my new name:
Scene: Baba calls me into the living room. He’s holding the name card Peace Corps gave the families with the name of the volunteer they would be hosting.
Baba: This is your name? (points to name card)
Baba: This is not your name.
Baba: Your name is Nambaso…its a Maasai name meaning Lady who crosses the seas.
Me: *all grins* thanks baba