…By Any Other Name…

I got to thinking on Friday (scary, I know) about all the pet-names I have used for my darling Damien over the years. It started with “Strawbreez” when he was a baby (I think I mentioned this before). “Strawbreez” actually comes from a family joke that a baby is such a blessing- even their dirty nappies are like strawberries & cream. Funny enough- in our family, the word “strawbreez” has become a word synonymous with “nonsense”… especially someone speaking it. I don’t call him that anymore.
Some of the other moniker’s my poor boy has been saddled with are “Monster”, “Baba”, “Nu-Nu”, “Monkey”, “Squashy-Pip”, “Narna”, “Munchkin”, “Punkin”… even “Pawpaw”!
Now I mostly call him Sweetie (and very occasionally I’ll use “Sweetie-Peepers”) or I use his proper name. He’s obviously waaaay too old for “Baba”, but I still have “Munchkin” slipping out every now and then. And amazingly- only once did he say I mustn’t use one of them. When he was about seven years old he told me he was too big for me to call him Strawbreez anymore.
And you know something- I’m just as bad with my cats…
Do your kids have pet names, or nicknames?

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4 Responses to …By Any Other Name…

  1. beadinggalinMS says:

    My kiddos and dogs all have knicknames.
    1-Mitch fit
    2-JJ or Pisser. Pisser cause he was always peeing when he was a baby.
    3-Anna Banna from her brothers and I call her mom’s princess(she hates it now)
    4-cold butt cause he always had a cold butt when he was a baby, or poochy cause I tell him give mama smoocheys poochey

    My dogs are Shawnna and Starr but they will answer to their knicknames too.
    Shawnna’s is oopa loopa
    Starr’s is Starrsy Warrsy.

  2. b says:

    Heh, remember when Damien decided to change his name…?

  3. Melany aka Supermom says:

    mm…I call Jason – Septimus
    Quintus – Spikkels
    Zander – Fielies LOL

    When I talk about all of them, I say the Bosotter Broers

  4. Eternally Curious says:

    PJ, Peej, Peejer, Punkin, Babe, Littleshit, our “two-legged son” [to differentiate him from our four-legged children! 🙂 ], Puppy Dog (PJ, not the dogs!), Trouble, Giggles and GiggleMonster. He’s also been called by the dogs’ names quite a bit, when we couldn’t seem to remember who was who!! Probably a slew of others I’ve forgotten too!