Friday, July 24, 2009

Nicknaming Fools

Many people don't know this about me, but I like to give nicknames, lots of nicknames, to those that I love. I don't know where it came from, it's just something that has been apart of me for as long as I can remember. My youngest sister Kayla and I were reminiscing the other day about her nickname "Bob Jones". It started by my dad calling her "Billy Bob", then it moved to "Kayla-Bob", from there I shortened it to "Bob" then shortly after the "Jones" part was tacked on to the end. She is 10 years younger than me, so when I was in highschool and I would call her name "Bob!", then "Bob Jones!", my friends would say, "Your sister's name is Bob Jones?!" It was always a long story.

I say all of this to say.. my girls have picked up my love of nicknames. I have given them their fair share of nicknames and they have taken on the task of nicknaming Judah. In his short 16 days of life, Judah has aquired more nicknames then he will ever be able to answer to. The names come from the oldest girl to the youngest, we are constantly discussing who was the one that first thought of that nickname (just one more way to be competitive), and they frequently come to me to get my approval on the latest name... Here is a short list, in no particular order (should someone think this is a competition) of the nicknames baby Judah has inspired..

Judah Boodah
Ju Ju
Ju Ju Bug
Ju Ju Beetle
Judah G
Mr. Judah
Mr. Man
Judy Cutie
Little Buns (from Tatum :))

That's all I can think of off the top of my head, but if we continue at this pace he will have approximately 276 nicknames by the time he is a year old. I am really TRYING to refrain from using too many nicknames myself because I would like him to know what name we actually gave him!

I have to go now, Ju Ju Bug is getting hungry. (I said I'm TRYING :))

Bob Jones holding Judah Boodah


  1. that is such a cute post, thanks for the laugh, and don't worry your not alone in the nick naming, we do the same thing.

  2. Your story about Kayla reminds me of my nickname for Sarah - Weasel! It started with her middle name Louise, and I called her Louisal, then eventually it became just Weasel, then Weasel-Bo-Deisel, then back to just Weasel, or Weas. Now we refer to her as Sarah Weasel, to differentiate from Sarah Elizabeth :) So funny how nicknames happen. I have tried hard not to give Evelyn a nickanme, but I end up calling her a lot of the really cliche ones that I swore I never would...such, sweetie pie, sugar, etc. and I cannot believe that they are coming out of my mouth!