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Friday, November 03, 2006


A little ditty from this past year:

Tonight I was telling my daughter about how my great grandma used to call me (and I think everyone…as far as I could tell), “Cookie” I told her it was because she couldn’t remember my name, so she just patted my hand and called me Cookie. My husband said: “She called you a porn name?” I am wondering how he knows ANYTHING about porn names….hmmmmm…. My daughter took it of course as a food.

Then I said, someday it might be fun if we all gave ourselves different names and had to call each other that name all day. And apparently that sounded so fun that it became right that second. Dad got Banana, Pukey got Peach, Poopy got Toast and I of course, got Cookie. Pukey did not give up all afternoon/evening long. It was really so sweet to see her little brain try to remember whose name was who. It made me smile all day long.


  • My sister's in-laws of nicknames for all the children. Fisherman is the only one I can remember off the top of my head - but they are all interesting ones. We call Levi Pal or sometimes Boo.

    Makes things feel more personal...I think.
    posted by Anonymous Amy at 11/03/2006 08:47:00 AM  

  • I call my DS "Steve" to get his attention once in awhile (his name is Simon) and it drives him nuts! Goes bonkers, a cross between laughing and angry that I'm calling him the wrong name. My DD has about 50 different names and answers to all of them. A few are Loopy, Loofa, Belly Bean, Chicklette, Lulu Peeps, Peapod...seriously, the list is endless. I have to throw in her real name once in awhile so that she knows it.
    posted by Blogger chloe at 11/03/2006 02:55:00 PM  

  • My 17 month old son has an enormous double cowlick on top of his lovely towhead and it makes a rooster-type tuft of hair stick straight into the air. We call him "Tuft", "Tufty", "Tufters", "Tuftycakes" or "Sir Francis Tuft".
    posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 11/03/2006 07:08:00 PM  

  • Your DD is a persistent one...I think I would have given up after 5 minutes of trying to remember different names at her age.

    DS#1 is "Buds" from about 1 mo. I think because he went with me everywhere, he was my little buddy, both DH and I call him that.

    DS#2 is Bug-a-Boo...that was his first babble phrase.

    One of my bros is "Fuffy"...his real name is Jeff and I guess we all had trouble pronouncing it. He hates it now. My youngest sister is forever Pookey even though she just turned 21.
    posted by Blogger Jen at 11/04/2006 07:37:00 AM  

  • We call DD (real name Kaitlyn) "Cups", "Cupcake", "K", "KK", "KJ", "KJam" or "Kate" mostly. Seems to answer to all of them - she is only 2. Sometimes I call DH a version of our last name to get his attention. I am sure he doesn't like it much but it sure does get his attention.

    Also, when I was small, we use to call my youngest brother, Matt - Pump (short for Pumpernickel, which my mom called him). Still to this day, I catch myself calling him that - and he is 28. I think it is funny - 1) because he and my sister -Boose, as in Caboose (the youngest) are the only two with nicknames out of 7 of us; and 2) because now my sister is married to a Matt and that is how the nieces and nephews differentiate the two.
    posted by Blogger Elise at 11/05/2006 08:45:00 PM  

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