Like any proud parents, we had to name our orange and black bundle of joy. What gender is our Camaro? Since it has an automatic transmission, I believe it to be female. My husband pointed out that it could be switched to manual transmission, and since it’s a muscle car, it’s a male.
Clearly we needed a gender-neutral moniker. We agreed on Sam, for either Samuel or Samantha. Then it occurred to us, Sam is short for SAMHAIN! Perfect!
We attended a spell casting in Salem, Massachusetts last October, and the witch pronounced Samhain as “sah-win,” not “sam hane” as most people (us included) believe. Long story short, Samhain evolved through the years to what is now known as Halloween. A Camaro by any other name would still be awesome, but not as awesome as our Sam.