Dessi's animals have Ethiopian names. This is Haile the Hippo, and there is also Dawit the Duckie, and Lemlem the Lion (it's a girl's name; I wanted her lion to have a girl's name.) That's about as far as we've gotten so far. She LOVES the hippo. Laughs out loud at the sight of him.
There is a great and hard-to-find website called:
http://www.myethiopianame.bravehost.com/Ethiopianames.html -- it has listings of a ton of Ethiopian names and their meanings.
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