Thursday, February 15, 2007
From 'Regal Bird' to 'Hanging Thing'
Executive producer's note: What neither Anderson (above) nor Jeff Corwin (below) mention is the naming part of the welcoming ceremony the Kraho gave our team. For those who note these things, the Kraho generously bestowed names upon our entire team who made the trip. Anderson's Kraho name translates as "Regal Bird." Jeff Corwin's is "Running Deer." Our associate producer, Selena, is "Coconut." Neil, a cameraman, is "Bound Legs." Phil, our second cameraman, is "White Pig." Jeff Hutchens, our photographer, is "Dead Fish." And finally, the Kraho named Charlie, our senior producer, "Hanging Thing." (Reports from the field indicate both Phil and Charlie are concerned about the accuracy of the Kraho translation.)
Posted By David Doss, "360" Executive Producer: 2:06 PM ET
  19 Comments
Oh No!
David, you should have kept this secret. I'm not sure some people are going to be too pleased we know their new names, white pig?,Hanging thing? dead fish?,
Regal Bird, Running Deer, coconut,sounds much better.
Posted By Anonymous Tabu Farmington hills MI : 5:36 PM ET
Hey David;
Your post is hilarious! If I were Phil and Charlie I'd be concerned as well, not to mention the poor photographer that got stuck with 'Dead Fish'. Compared to those, 'Regal Bird' and 'Running Deer' are sounding rather complimentary.
BTW, you neglected to mention what name they've given you.
Posted By Anonymous Bev Ontario Canada : 5:56 PM ET
what a fabulous honour bestowed on all of you by the Kraho people. Beautiful and funny names all around :P
David what is your name????
Posted By Anonymous Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada : 6:02 PM ET
Hi David,
That's quite the welcoming ceremony. It's not too often that any of us get painted blue and nicknamed a Dead Fish when visiting new acquaintances. Bound legs and White pig need not be too concerned, it may have lost something in the translation..Perhaps it was meant to be bound pig and white legs? Oh well, thanks for the behind the scenes background. It's left a visual impression that will be hard to forget. I'll look forward to hearing tonight from Regal Bird and Running deer. Hanging thing and coconut too. Take Care
Posted By Anonymous Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif. : 6:12 PM ET
Davod,

We are having too much fun with a very serious topic. However, besides Charlie and Phil's concerns, if I were Jeff or Neil I would ask for a new name. Not that I would be ungrateful for the hospitality extended to me. Anderson made out the best. They must know he is friends with Big Bird.
Posted By Anonymous Charlotte D, Stockton CA : 6:12 PM ET
Thanks for the laugh David. I think Jeff Hutchens should be a little concerned too.
Posted By Anonymous Stacy, St. Louis, MO : 6:17 PM ET
David:
I think Anderson and Jeff got off easy with "Regal Bird" and "Running Deer".
Posted By Anonymous Sharon D., Indianapolis, IN : 6:18 PM ET
Thanks for the bit of insider info--I'm curious to hear how the names were picked. But were there supposed to be photos in the post (you said "above" and "below" as if referring to some)?
Posted By Anonymous Michelle, Raritan, NJ : 6:19 PM ET
No doubt Charlie will take endless ribbing about that name! Too funny. Thanks, David, for giving us some additional insight into this adventure. This series is starting out with a bang. Thanks to Anderson, Jeff and all at 360 for commiting to this important issue.
Posted By Anonymous Carrie, Ames, IA : 6:21 PM ET
If I were Phil or Charlie, I would have tried to negotiate something better. Perhaps, Shifty Marmot or Warbling Furby--you know, names that command respect.
Posted By Anonymous Joe, San Francisco, CA : 6:37 PM ET
David, thanks for the post! How fun!

I'm with Stacey, being Italian, Dead Fish, not such a good name to have! LOL!
Posted By Anonymous Annette L., Alpha, NJ : 6:45 PM ET
In his book Live from Baghdad Robert Wiener listed the nickname that was given to eah CNN person over in Iraq and I always wondered if AC and the 360 crew had nicknames for ach other. Now because of your post we know that they do and they will truly be hard to forget along with the frog fiasco.
Posted By Anonymous Marcia Warren, MI : 6:52 PM ET
Hey David,

Oh man, thank you so much for that info. This is great and a keeper. Altough I wouldn't want to be the "Dead Fish",only because I'm allergic, or "White Pig"!!

I'm curious to know on what they base it to name people,because,"Hanging Thing" leaves me wondering....

"Running Deer" suites him well but I guest "Bound Legs" wouldn't be able to follow him! As for "Coconut",it's cute.

Hey, "Regal Bird"! I tought birds loved bugs. It's a treat for them. Humm!!

Enjoy your stay.

Joanne R.
Laval Quebec
Posted By Anonymous Joanne R.Laval Quebec : 7:07 PM ET
Anderson,

From "mzungu" to "Regal Bird" in a matter of months. I suppose it just depends on what part of the world you're in. Stay safe "mzungu".
Posted By Anonymous Zann Martin, Tennessee : 7:24 PM ET
Those names are hilarious...reminds me of an episode of "The Brady Bunch" I saw many years ago...
Posted By Anonymous Fay, Vacaville, CA : 7:40 PM ET
OK, fess up. Who's jealous of Charlie's "Hanging Thing?" Regal Birds and Running Deer are so ordinary when there's a "Hanging Thing" in the mix. Do tell, what was Charlie doing to warrant such a name?
Posted By Anonymous Lori, Chapel Hill, NC : 9:55 PM ET
I don't blame Phil and Charlie for being concerned, amusingly. It is quite peculiar that the Kraho do not shun visitors especially because of what is happening to their environment (especially the depleting wildlife and possibly contaminated water). Even more remarkable the welcoming of strangers into their homes, and the traditional markings given to the CNN team. Semi-permanent are they?
Posted By Anonymous Ana A, Ocala FL : 3:47 AM ET
Let's see. Regal bird would refer to Anderson's profile, Running Deer most likely to Jeff's personality and inability to hold still. Coconut? I'd have to guess... color, or a really interesting head shape :) But the rest of them? I'm now very curious as to what Jeff Hutchens and Charlie look like. Carcasses?? Thanks for the laugh.
Posted By Anonymous Sharla Jones, Stratford, NJ : 9:50 AM ET
Hey David and all: Very cool and funny story! You should be really honored by those names. I guess they are very welcoming tribe and I would have liked to be there and have also my arms dyed. Good luck and stay safe with the bugs...Josee
Posted By Anonymous Josee Fortier, Montreal, Canada : 10:54 AM ET
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