At Bring today with the kiddo (age 32 months), walking by a shelf full of spare house parts:
"Want the robot, Mama. Want to hold the robot."
"What, this? You know, I think it's a doorbell, but you're right, it looks just like robot legs and body."
"Robot head. Want the robot head!"
"This one?" I hold up a thermostat from the pile.
"No! The robot head!" He points to a clock radio.
"Oh, this one? Wow, that really does look like a robot head. Let's put them together."
"Robot! I love it!"
"What do you think his name is, kiddo?"
"Alphie. Alphie Robot."