We all have many different names that we answer to in this family! Nicknames have just always been a part of who we are. Our personalities are very odd at times, and we just have a dry sort of humor that not everyone gets. My husband likes to say, “We ain’t for everybody!”
So let’s talk about these nicknames. My fourteen year old son is often referred to as Tex because his name is Austin Tyler… two cities located in Texas, and no I didn’t do that on purpose. My dad actually started calling him Tex, and we just sort of went with it.
*How sad is it that the most recent photo I have of my son is from this past winter?
My husband refers to me as Babica, which happens to be the name of a village in Poland! You’ll have to ask him about this one! I have no clue where it came from.
My middle daughter’s name is Sidney Taylor, but we mostly call her Monkey. Usually some form of the word Monkey is used depending on our moods. We may call her Monkey Poo Poo or Monkey Poop when we really want to embarrass her. Don’t ask me why! I have no idea. We started calling her Monkey because all she ever wanted to eat as a baby was bananas, but I have no idea how we picked up the Poo Poo part! Go figure! Just more of that dry humor I guess.
*Don’t ask me what she’s doing in this picture. I just live here with these crazy people!
My youngest daughter’s name is Peyton Elizabeth. I actually had her nickname picked out (Lizzy) before she was ever born! But it just never took. My husband actually started calling her “Just Little” when she was a tiny tiny baby. Eventually that got shortened to “Little”. And later when Peyton started learning to talk… she couldn’t say the word “little”, but she pronounced it like “ne-nal”. So her nickname became Ne-nal. Yes I know… it’s odd. What can I say?
But the other night… well let’s just say I was thrown for a loop. As we were driving in the car on our way home from delivering a print order and a wedding album to some of my clients, my husband started talking to Peyton and called her “Chicharron.” Naturally I looked at him with a look of confusion, and he explained to me that chicharron is a spanish word for deep fried pork skin also known here in the United States as pork rinds. Really? My daughter is now going to be known as deep fried pork skin? I give up! Wouldn’t Lizzy have been a cute nickname?
*I promise you she isn’t as sweet as she looks here! You should read this post!
Where does he come up with these things? My hubby definitely keeps us guessing, that’s for sure! But really after I’ve thought about it for a little while longer, being nicknamed after deep fried pork skins is better than being nicknamed after monkey feces. LOL! I’m telling you… we are going to scar our children for life if we aren’t careful! But I sure do love my family! We may be a lot of things, but we are not boring!
Are nicknames a part of your family? How crazy do some of your nicknames get?