Saturday, 3 November 2007

Terms of endearment

Cs nick name is Pinky Punky from Timmy Mallett. I’m showing my age now! For those who don’t know Pinky Punky is Timmy's mallet and he hits everything. Which is of course is what C does with his head! Somehow over the years it has got shortened to Punky or Binks (well I couldn't call him Pinks!)


A few years ago i was introduced to a professional whom i had never met before, as she shook me by the hand she said 'so your the parent named trouble maker' and winked at me! I took that as a compliment!

You know what’s coming don’t you? Yes what’s your or your kids nickname?!

43 comments:

Philip. said...

Timmy Mallet - now, you are showing your age - LOL.

Anne Brooke said...

Oh Lordy, I used to be called "Annie Get Your Gun" all the time, but less so now I'm in my calmer, more mature years - ho ho!!!

==:O

A
xxx

Elissa said...

'Lion Boy' is my son's nick name - no guesses as to what his obsession might be!!

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

7yo is known as 'bug'. Can't tell you why cause then I would be saying his real name!

My nickname at school was 'Rudolph' because I always had a red nose in the summer time, getting it burnt. Now its 'Rudolph' cause its red from all the drinking. LOL

Lady in red said...

my 15 yr old is Elgy........that has evolved over the years from Elgy Pug
one evening when I was feeding him in his highchair I started calling him Elgy Pug as a version of Algy Pug from Rupert Bear stories. It stuck and he was known by the family as Elgy pug (sometimes just Elgy and sometimes just pug) for a while as a toddler he only answered to Pug. but as he got older it became Elgy. All his brother's friends know him as Elgy so any of his own friends who know his brothers also call him that. he uses it himself only he has changed the spelling to Elj.
My youngest is known as Beany (I have no idea why).

BBC said...

One of the best men I ever worked for owned a big tire store. I managed the alignment department for him.

He nicknamed me "Banger" because it seemed like every time he came into that department I was banging on something. You hit things a lot getting front end chassis parts off.

That's me, I'm a "Banger".

Banging away on Lulu, banging away, all day, hey boys, what ya gonna do when Lulu moves away?
*Smirks*

frog ponds rock... said...

I don't have a nickname but everyone calls me Kimmy. Veronica was called worm, for a very long time. She was very very wiggly. lol Her Dad still calls her worm. pretty boring I am afraid. cheers Kim.

Scorpy said...

The LLs are Pumpkin and Princess and my nickname in the Military was 'Bags' (very long story)

her indoors said...

as a baby my son's nick name was ET! he used to point with one finger and of course had a woobly neck!
me i have had a few - young 'un, dowe, and of course her indoors!

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

We call our daughter Maizie, 'maiz'. Not very creative and most people end up calling her this on their own too. When I was a kid my nick name was "moo moo". Lovely.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Co-co for my daughter because her first ever raction to a song had Co-co in the chorus. Spud, or chip for my son because that was all he wanted to eat.

Ange said...

The oldest's nickname is Bubba. I think that's common here. His dad started calling him that, and it stuck. The little one's nickname is Moose. When he was born, the doctor pulled his nearly 10 pound chubbiness out of my 5 foot frame and said "Come here you little Moose." And it stuck. You'd never know looking at him now that he was such a big baby! I'm sure I have quite a few nicknames, but none of which I've heard.

Maddy said...

Always good to be reminded of one's ancientness at weekends!
Cheers

Amanda said...

in order of age (3 autistic, 2 not)
pretty girl (12) little man (7)pickle kid (5), little bee(3), buddy boy (13 months)
and i call them all either darling, or hon frequently

Get Off My Lawn! said...

My daughter names everything. She has decided:
herself: Picklepuss
me: Snugglebug
mom: Sugar Booger
Grandma: Snigglefritz
Friends: McDrop
Monsterdoodle

I groan. Someone must be putting these things into her head but it isn't me.

Jen P said...

When we were dating, I was Sweet P and the Hub was Sweet T. Cheesy I know. And if your not from the southern states, no one knows what Sweet Tea is anyway. The little guys of course is the Elder and the Younger. The Younger is also known as Monkey Boy because of his acrobatic antics.

Phil said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. My nickname was and still is Flip. My littlest is nicknamed Lelam or Lee-lee.

Jodi said...

I did an entire blog post about my son's nicknames here:
http://jodireimer.blogspot.com/2007/02/special-k.html

I usually call him Sunshine or Special K

Modified Mummy said...

I call my eldest 'Toe-Rag', or 'Wee Man'. i was called Toe rag when I was little, and it has kinda just jumped over to my own son.

My youngest doesn't have much of a nickname as of yet. However, most places online I tend to refer to him as 'Bean'. When I found out I was pregnant, my friend said I had a Belly Bean in me. And now that Sam is no longer in my belly, it's been shortened to just 'bean', lol.

bullet said...

Tom is Tom Bombadil and Pumpkin.
Jacob is Pickle and Sweetacakes.

Pixie said...
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Pixie said...

when I was at school it was randy mandy, so inappropriate then!!

my parents used to call me loulabelle

then I got called Mandy Moo, by my ex brother inlaw. Who also christened my sons Kity witty woodle pops shotened to woodle and my youngest to Alexander beetle bunting minor, shortened to bunting.

Nowadays I'm depending on whose speaking to me, Mand- mandy- amanda lou- And no-one ever calls me loulabelle anymore.
Kit is just Kit and Al is Jenko.

DJ Kirkby said...

Teegy weegy woo woo...(yes really!)

Casdok said...

YOu do all realise i am going to want to use these names when i come and visit your blogs!!!

LittleBrownDog said...

Chump. Or perhaps Bump.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I often call Amy "Pumpkin" but that's about it.

I'm sure she calls me quite a few names too!!

Crystal xx

elizabethm said...

I may be the most boring person in the world. No nicknames. Because I have a nice long name it depends on how well you know me as to whether it is the full monty or some shorter version. like names - they have power and should be respected!

Beth said...

I still call my boys "love bug" and amazingly enough, they’re all okay with it despite their ages (in their 20's).

Found this article on autism in today's Toronto Globe and Mail - thought you might be interested - here's the link:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/
story/RTGAM.20071102.wautism03/
BNStory/Front/home

Kassiane said...

My gymnastics nicknames were Kamikaze (because I would try *anything*) and Kassaroll-we had a kid who went around one day naming everyone after food and I did this unusual somersault thing she started calling THAT a Kassaroll and that traveled over to ME being Kassaroll.

I've had a bunch of others over the years, I think those are the only ones still somewhat active.

Helen said...

My nick till today is all kind of variations of the German word for rabbit: Hase

My family name sounds a bit like "Hase" even if it is written in a different way.

I kind of like it. Rabbits are lovely animals and we have two of them at home... I only hate the nick name, if someone calls me like that and it gives me a feeling like he wasn't taking me serious...

Helen said...

Oh - and our senior management calls me "dwarf" because I am the youngest in the company :-)

I like it, but it can become embarrassing when customers are present. I guess I will soon be grown out of that name.

LIVSPARENTS said...

Liv, somehow got the name Luscious, not exactly known how it came to be, but the shortened version occasionally turns some heads..Imagine, if you will, a 5 year old, Lush!

Niksmom said...

Wow, there are some very creative names out there!

Mine used to be Bubbles (after Beverly Sills; I used to sing opera). A dear friend from school (I still keep in touch with him and his family) used to call me Teddy Bear. Said I was huggable! LOL

Nik's got many more: Snugglebug, Snugglebean, Stinkerdoodle, Monkey Bear, Monkey Toes, Little Bean, Pew-pew paws (you can guess when we call him *that* one!)... before he was born we used to call him "Poindexter" (thank Niksdad, also known as "AMP" or absent minded professor, for that one!)

Jocelyn said...

Great nickname! My kids' nicknames grow directly out of their given names, except I DO call my son "Bubbie."

misha_k said...

My son's nickname was given to him by his fourth grade teacher: J-Mandrill. He loves mandrills and carries a stuffed one around with him everywhere. The nickname has since been shortened to J-Man.

My daughter's is Yannii. And that's why you'll see a "Y" now in reference to her in my posts.

Mine shows up here at the top of the comment. Misha. Very unoriginal, I know.

Patti said...

since you live across the pond you will appreciate what my 2 teens call me. Not mom, or mommy, but Mumsie.

abstractjenn said...

I used to be a bartender and from that I got the nick name Knuckles - I'll let you guess where it came from. It stuck for a long long time to the point where some people didn't know my real name.

Jenni said...

I don't really have a nickname, but in school I got called Bug Eyes by a lot of the pesky boys. I had a friend in highschool who called me Mr. Ed because of my large mouth. That always made me laugh though because it was said fondly, unlike Bug Eyes.

Caleb (17yods) - His 23yo aunt has called him KK since he was a baby. My brother used to call him Special K because of the Eddie Murphy routine. Caleb is a very hard name to come up with nicknames for.

Jordan (15yodd) - Little Jo, JoJo, JoJo Fry, Josephine, Joanna, BobbyJo, really any "Jo" name, Mousie (one she gave herself at 5)

Joshua(13yods) - Joshie Squashie, Squash, Josh

Naomi(11yodd) - Na, NaNa, Nonny, Mooch, Moochie, Bella Moochella, Cookie, and the list goes on endlessly. Can you tell she's the baby?

Self employed mum said...

Hi Casdok, my husband calls my 10yo son Boab (Glaswegian for BOB) and my 7 yo daughter Hector, they answer to these names better than they do there own. I call them Lee-lee and Button.

Chris H said...

My hubby just calls me "Dear" Or "Snapper"..... my kids : Toads, Tart, Dude, Little shit, Piglet.... most not that nice!!! But they know I love them, so they don't mind... in fact my son's fiance likes me to call her 'piglet'.... cos she is!

KC's Blog said...

K.C. has the nickname "Chancinator" because his name is Chance:)

mommy~dearest said...

What a fun post! I have 2 sets of nicknames for the boys.

Pooka and Smidge ('cuz Rylan is my little 'smidget')

If I am referring to them collectively: Squee and Schmee (from the Roman Dirge comics)

I've been calling Jaysen Pooka ever since he was born, and he'll actually answer to it. It's too funny.

Samantha said...

This ties in quite well as my dad's nickname for me is Wacka! Taken from Wackadays, the home of the mallet. Heh.