10-year-old student seeks legal name change
Demond’re spins. Arms wrapped tightly around his knees, he whirls around the room on his black swivel chair, laughing as his camera blurs the scene unfolding in his bedroom.
Suddenly, he stops. The smile falls from his face.
“My name is not Demond’re,” he said. “It’s Axolotl.”
His Bethel Buddy, having studied amphibians over the summer, knew exactly what he was talking about. Axolotls, nicknamed the “walking fish,” are a critically endangered species of amphibian.
“Yeah, Axolotl,” he said, l