As the Mable brand represents our independent care and support workers, we asked for their help to name the Mable bird. The name will appear in a speech bubble as the bird guides users around our website. Based on community feedback, the winning name is ‘Flo’, named after Florence Nightingale – the bird of care.
Here were some inspiring suggestions from our Care Workers:
- Tirridirri/Tirri (Aboriginal name for a sunbird)
- Polli (Means bird in Greek)
- Florence/Flo (named after Florence Nightingale – the bird of care)
One thoughtful response in particular needs to be shared as it captures so well what Mable and our community stands for. “Malaya” was a close second choice.
“As a care worker in this community I suggest to name the bird MALAYA, it is a Filipino term which means freedom. To be a good and effective worker, one needs to be free from life’s stressors. And for the clients, they should feel free to be what they want to be.”