Another weird family confession...
We have a strange compulsion to nickname everyone. No one is safe from this torture. My husband infected us with this disease a long time ago and we have never recovered. This has proven awkward at his office Christmas parties where I am introduced to people by their "real" names, and I just stand there with a dumb look on my face. I usually lean over and whisper, "Isn't that Raisin?" or "I thought that his name was Bobblehead?"
My nickname was bestowed upon me at Disneyland when I was dating my husband. He started calling me Minnie and it stuck. Stuck to the point that to this day, my nephew calls me "Aunt Minnie." Sometimes I am "yo!" or "mouse", but mostly Minnie. My parents blessed me with "Dawnie Doodlebug" during my formative years....my sister was Snicklefritz..that sounds like a bad Vegas act (in the really bad part of Vegas)..."Introducing Dawnie Doodlebug and Snicklefritz!"
My husband has many nicknames, some that I cannot mention here or your ears might catch on fire. He usually goes by Chilly, Smitty, Bro-ski, Heart Patient and a few others. Connor was my little "punkindoodle", "muffin", "little man". Now he prefers "Awesomeness" or "Your Highness." His dad decided yesterday to call him Puddin'. Connor replied that he'd be "puddin" something scary in Christine if daddy didn't revoke that new moniker.
Ah, yes, Christine...he even nicknames our vehicles. Currently we are driving "Christine" (for more info on this sordid story, check blog post "Christine...") and the "Crow". We have driven "Vanna", Minnie Van, Shaquille, just to name a few.
Catherine has had the most nicknames in the family...Cat, Miss Kitty, Kitty Cat, Kit Cat, Monkey, Miss Hi-Yaw, Lovie (my favorite), Angelpie, Sweetiekins and daddy's newest addition yesterday...Scrappy. (????) It's a wonder that she doesn't have multiple personalities cause we call her something different every day!
Snicklefritz, I mean my sister, used to call her son "Tuba" cause he was a giant baby...then as he "grew" into his fine self, it morphed into "Tooga". I usually refer to him as "dude." (He's the best nephew ever....no, I really mean it...EVER...super cool photo of him in my Catching Air post..) (Now, so we don't be hatin', let me explain why he was a giant baby...he was actually a preemie and steroids were used for his lungs..they caused him to look like a mini weightlifter for just a tiny bit, but then he went back to where he should be (according to all those charts and junk that tell you how you should be...)
Oh! Almost forgot...we have an aunt named "Her". My nephew calls my Auntie G by that lovely endearment. (she probably prefers that over being referred to as "Him"...hee hee hee...)
The best nickname of all goes to my sister...Cat calls her "Aunt Ooooo" (as in oooh-la-la....told ya' she's the stylish one...) We don't know where Cat came up with it. She just started calling her that one day and now we all call her Ooooo. (probably because Cat is just like Aunt Oooo...loves shoes, handbags, designer clothes and is very, very sassy...) Hands down...the best nickname in the family!
(This one is really going to freak my sister out..)...her husband calls her "boob"! She just loves it when he yells this out in the grocery store! "Hey, Boob! Come here!" LOLOLOL!
And this is why I feel so at home in the land of Blog! Everyone has a "nickname" here! So come on...hit me with some of your favorite family & friend nicknames! (We can always use new material in our house for good nicknames!)
Have a silly Sunday!