I understand from The Artist that when the Seal Island Puffling was still an egg, he or she was given the name Hope. Not that it's any of my business, and why should I care, but for some reason the idea of naming the Puffling "Hope," has produced in me a very poor reaction.
Of all names in the universe of names, which could be applied to a Puffling or a
Puffin Egg, I am of the opinion that "Hope" is possibly the most
unutterably dull and insipid name that a mind could reach for. However, to
the question: "Why not name the Puffling, Hope?" The sad fact is, that I have no