Before Birdie started kindergarten, I taught her to explain her name by saying, "Birdie, like a bird." She talks in such a soft little voice and some people think it's "Bertie," so I offered that as a solution to help people understand what she was saying.
Following that explanation, Winston (who was 3 at the time), called her "Birdielikeabird" for about a year.
Here's Birdie's first big art assignment from her fancy art class she's taking. She promptly mailed it off to Big Daddy and Bebe. At least she let me take a picture of it first.