Thursday, March 03, 2011

What do you call that kid?

Nicknames are funny things.

Besides accidentally calling the kid ‘Bailey' a few times (we've even told him what a 'good dog' he is... Oops), Benjamin has picked up a whole host of alternate names.

Some of them are quite rational:
Sweetie
Kiddo
Baby

Some of them come from my family, particularly my Uncle Bill:

Wiggle worm
Pudge
Fussbudget
Chub
Kimosabe (which I think is from my mom)
Bambino

And then some are just downright random:
Little Package (say what? I have no idea where I got this. Maybe because he's just a cute little bundle?)
Goober - poor guy, this is a lot like booger.
Toots
Little Sparrow - probably fro his nursing 'beak'

What names do you have for your child or pet?

5 comments:

  1. Goober is another name for peanut - I have heard both of those names used often for babies!

    Dan

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  2. I'd back off of "Little Package." You'll give that boy a complex. ;)

    We call G Munchkin, Buddy, Bud.
    We call L Bug, Sweetie, Cutie Pie.

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  3. Amanda Wingard-Phillips7:26 AM

    My niece Petra gets mainly Sweet Pea and Peanut. I also still refer to her as "the baby", even though she's now over two years old.

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  4. Sam is the one who started calling Lucia, Cia. Isabel is Is or Isabellion. Sam is Samwise or Sam Sam. They are all pumpkin.
    Goober is a peanut and has come out of my mouth too. Accidently calling anyone in your family by another name of a family member or pet is so common!

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  5. Well, we don't have kids. But we certainly have plenty of dogs. And they definitely get called all different names...

    Brewer is BrewCrew, Brewster, or Brownie.
    Guinness is Guinnie, G-Dog, or Big G.
    Guidget is Gidgie Girl, Little G, or Sweets.

    More often than not, they're also being called Dirty Monkeys (when they make a mess), S**t Head, or some other variation of an inappropriate word. Like when we came home to find an entire bag of brown sugar devoured, dried rice split open & spilled everywhere, & cous-cous strewn from the kitchen to the couches.

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