... we're pretty sure that's the name that's sticking.
On Christmas morning, Nora found a little something under the tree that couldn't be wrapped. His name is Hawkins. The auditions of names was pretty extensive: Marshmallow and Cocoa were a couple of the first to be tried... then, Gabriel, because she was trying to be Christmas-y. But after hanging out with this adventurous rabbit, he was dubbed Hawkins after Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island. It's hard to believe that Nora would be excited about Treasure Island being so very sensitive, but watching the Muppet version softened the story a little- though, she quaked with fear and squished daddy's hand while watching it. She learned the story and started acting it out (and oh, the singing!) She's been pretending to be Jim ever since and finally started putting her hair up in a ponytail to look more like the cabin boy!
So, Hawkins he is and what a fun rabbit! He's got a fun personality and is fast- almost too fast to snap a photo as he lippity-lops from place to place. He also seems to like the camera and hops right up to the photographer leading to many photos of just his twitchy little triangular nose!
He's been thoroughly enjoying his "bunny castle" made out of a cardboard box which he has been treating as a gingerbread house. He likes chasing Nora around while she hops around on her knees pretending to be a bunny. We even caught him doing a "binky," the rabbit happy dance. He also likes nibbling on pine cones, timothy hay, the broom, celery leaves, pants jeans, chino, or jammies), kale, a leg of the kitchen counter, toilet paper tubes, and a little strawberry for dessert. We think he might be part beaver. But there's also a little evidence to the contrary.