For Trifecta Eighty Three we have the following prompt, which of course is the third definition from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary. Using at least 33 but no more than 333 words, you can join the fun!
5: hoarse, grating
“Rusty. Who names their child Rusty? I mean that is like how you describe the old piece of farm equipment your grandpa bought in Nineteen ought something and left tucked in the corner of the field when technology rendered it obsolete. It is not the name of a child you are proud of. For the love of Pete! Every year they publish these books witch scads of great names to give to the progeny of your loins. Rusty was all you could come up with? Really?”
The boy kicks the dirt as he continues to vent on his parents’ choice of a name.
“I get that it is a family name, but those people don’t even bother to come visit us. If it is all the same to you I will roll back to my more formal name, Russell. At least that sounds more important. Yes, I know the color of my hair is a rusty tint and I suppose you can use that in your argument that the name has merit, but that is something else I am not so pleased with. I mean I have been called Ginger by so many people I am not sure if it will not stick as my nickname. I am just waiting for someone to combine them and call me “Rusty Ginger”! I just want to say thanks mom and dad. Thanks a lot!”