This animated short for children tells the story of Christopher, a little boy who didn't want to be called Christopher anymore. Such a common name! When Aunty Gail from Trinidad tells him a story about a Tiger, Christopher changes his name to Tiger. But then he finds a better name. When he has trouble cashing a birthday cheque, he realizes maybe he should stick with his original name... or maybe not?
Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.
Ages 5 to 9
Study Guide - Guide 1
Diversity - Identity
English Language Arts - CanLit
Health/Personal Development - Identity
In this animated short film, Christopher finds his name is too common, so he changes it again and again until it causes him a problem at the bank. Everyone has second thoughts about their name at times and this film will be followed by a lively discussion and activities regarding how students feel about their names. Do you know the reason you were given your name? If you could change your name, what would you choose and why? Do you think a person’s name should be chosen by their parents? Why or why not?