The morning after I posted the photos of Nico’s doll, Frank got up with him and let me sleep in. (I had stayed up too late because I wanted to get the doll finished.) He told me that Nico was eating breakfast, just like normal, when he suddenly turned around and looked at the red chair and saw the doll sitting there. Frank said his face lit up and he begged to get down, and then he ran over to the chair and grabbed and hugged the doll.
When they came upstairs (all 3 of them), Nico squealed and ran over to me to show me the doll. He’s been watching it in progress and was eager to play with it (although he seemed to understand that he had to wait until it was finished). I asked him what the doll’s name was, and he didn’t even hesitate before telling me it was Didi. So thank you for your suggestions (Crazy Chester, Kenny, Pat, and Chris were the suggested names), but Nico seems to have named the doll on his own.
Why Didi? Nico has a friend on our street who is a year older than him, and who he idolizes. This little boy has a 4 month old baby brother, who Nico also adores. Their nickname for the baby is Didi, so it’s no surprise that Nico wanted his own Didi to play with.
As for Didi, he’s looking forward to visiting Grandma and Grandpa Degan soon because Grandma has promised to make him some clothes that are more appropriate for summer!