what’s in a name?

15 Oct

hmmm well since gunvaldbutthead has threaten to expose one of the nicknames she calls me i figured i’d beat her to the punch.

for some reason, i like nicknames. both of my kids had several nicknames.

crystal started out as peanut, punkin, cricket (her grama gave her that one), pistol, and mostly now i call her bug. in retaliation, she calls me beetle.

carin began life as “carn bizabess” which was how crystal attempted to pronounce her name (carin elizabeth), and was sweet pea to me. one day she hopped up in my lap after i’d called her sweet pea and asked “why do i have to be a vegetable?” in later years she became princess carina when we found THE perfect prom dress. and baby snort because she sometimes snorts when she laughs. and little carin (to distinquish from the other “karen” which opened a whole big can of worms on how to distinquish the other karen and we gave up resolving that one!)

i’ve bestowed scott with a variety of nick names. he answers to none of them.

my siblings have nicknames too. kris’ aka’s include sybil, red, red gallor (this is her porn name), and quilt bag. kevin has always been kebba….not sure why. kelly is chumbley (again….????) and glue bag. and karyl-huh- she didn’t get one. well we’ll have to fix that up. Let’s call her dimples. she doesn’t have them but it’s a fun name don’cha think? oh yeah for a while we called her baby bag.

my grandmother is gramcracker.

and my friend who threatens me answers to snort (she originally wanted to be called snortch but we can’t hear so it ended up snort which she didn’t like but gave up trying to correct us….besides she snorts when she laughs sometimes. it’s always my goal when i’m with her to draw first snort), i usually go with my personal favorite…. gundvaldbutthead. that one sort of evolved-it’s a combination of her last name and a cartoon guy. i like it. don’t you?

so….my nicknames have included: katy(didit), kaybells, yaks, beetle, countrybag, crabby pants, esperanza (that was a shortlived one for a “ladies of the deck” club-we didn’t do much; just sat on the deck, drank wine and told stories), and olive, i’m sure there are several i’ve forgotten. and of course, the one gundvaldbutthead calls me: peterbeavis. i don’t like it. she’s mean.

what’s YOUR nickname?


6 Responses to “what’s in a name?”

  1. AllenQuilts October 15, 2007 at 11:58 am #

    OMG! I had just taken a whole mouthfull of coffee in when I got to Peterbeavis! I almost choked to death, but I saved my computer screen…ROTFLMAO… 🙂

  2. gaylemckay October 16, 2007 at 12:08 am #

    You crack me up. This is possibly my (new) favorite topic on your blog. I need to do this on my blog too. Our family is notorious for nicknames.

    Oh, you want to know mine?? Which era?
    Here is a sample: peanut, hoss, junebug, and penelope.

    don’t ask why. cuz who knows why?


  3. grapegrower October 16, 2007 at 1:58 am #

    I particularly like mine.
    Mr. W
    Reflects my humility and modesty.

  4. Susan Tremblay October 16, 2007 at 4:40 am #

    You have quite the imagination! I don’t have any nicknames but my husband has nicknames for some of my horses: Buzz Lightship for Beau, Chickenheart for Lion Heart, Fat Marey for Fancy.

  5. Sybil October 16, 2007 at 7:44 am #

    Thanks A LOT, sista! Now I have to come up with a NEW porn name. Good thing that erotic novel hasn’t been sent to the publisher yet. ;o)

    ah yes….Esperanza, Red and the ladies of the deck club meeting…..memories….like the corners (cobwebs?) of my mind….misty water coloured (covered?) memories….of the way were were!

  6. mikim October 22, 2007 at 5:31 am #

    Great topic! My nickname, since I was in 3rd grade, is Miki. I proclaimed my own nickname, but my Mom still calls me by my actual name, or alias as many of my friends call it, Carol Michelle (which is where Miki comes from). Anyone who knows me says I don’t look like a Carol.

    I’ve been called RHB (as in Red Headed B#@!h) as the result of a really heated game of Risk with our old neighbors. I still say I was a perfect lady, my neighbor was the one that was a sore looser .

    I’ve also been called Laundry Wench. I’m not sure how this got started, but it was shortly after Craig and I were married that he called me this. I don’t do his laundry anymore… coincidence? I think not!

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