(I have to put in a word for my friend, Kendra, who is doing her very first giveaway on her blog, 'Fus For Thought. She started her blog last year as a place to share some of the amazing deals she was getting using coupons. She's since revamped it to talk more about her life as a mom to 4 & their family's recent decision to homeschool. I'm sure she'd be thrilled if you checked out her blog and entered her giveaway!)
I seem to have this tendency to play around with the names of people who are near and dear to me.
My husband, John, is usually Babe or Honey. My friend, Jamie, will sometimes get called Jamie Ju (she really dislikes that). My friend Sarah is Saracita and my friend Melissa is Melishka. My sister-in-law is Aunt T (although that name actually can be attributed to my children. When the oldest boys were small they couldn't say her full name, Christina, and she became T or Aunt T). My own sister, Sharon, is Share Bear.
And, then there are my children. I can't seem to stop playing around with their names.
Wyatt, my oldest, has gotten off fairly easy. When he was a baby we would called him Boo Bear or just Boo. We called him this so much that when he said 'Hi' to people he would actually say 'Boo' instead. As a matter of fact, he still does that to this day. Now, I will occassionaly call him WyWy. But for the most part, he's Wyatt.
Edison, #2 boy, gets a few more nicknames thrown around. We call him Edison, Ed, or Eddie about equal amounts. And, then my tendency to play with names kicks in and I'll also refer to him as Edison Medicine or Eddie Spaghetti.
Charlie, Boy #3, actually has the given name of Charles. But, we've called him Charlie almost from the get go. Lately he has wanted to be referred to as Charles on certain days because 'that's his real name'. I also call him Chars, Charlie Barley, Charlie Barley Ruchi or, if I'm feeling really playful Charlie Barley Ruchi Pip Perri Pembo No Sa Rembo (You'd have to read the children's book, Tiki Tiki Tembo to understand that one!)
And, then there's Joseph, or The Baby as I still refer to him (although my husband reminds me that he is most definitely not a baby anymore.) I really love the name Joseph and don't care for the nicknames Joe or Joey. However, that doesn't stop me from coming up with odd things to call him. We do sometimes refer to him as JoJo. And, that has morphed into Hojo Mojo, just plain old Hojo. I've even taken that one a step further into Hoji. And, more recently I've taken to calling him Bobo or Bo.
So there you have it. No names are safe with me!
Do you use nicknames? Have you come up with any odd ones? I'd love to hear!