March 10, 2011

Nicknames

Since we haven't yet decided how to pronounce our son's name (i.e., Jonas or Yonas), we avoid using his name and refer to him with a variety of nicknames, including:

Sweet Ness Monster
Stinky
Bobble Head
Mr. Happy Pants
Sweet Poo (OK, Ralf doesn't actually call him this)
Blow Out Boy
Sir

Spring is officially on its way! Since I already wrote the definitive post on Spring I have nothing more to say.

10 comments:

  1. What cute names! Although I'm not sure he would want to be called Mr. Happy Pants as a teenager...

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  2. LOL, looking at the strip it's a bloody wonder the little chap wasn't saddled with one or all of these; Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van Gaal.
    Has he been to a home match yet.

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  3. Funny you should mention that - he escaped being called Alois by a hair. The German diminutive is 'Loisl' which I think is lovely. But Ralf said you can only call a baby Alois if he's already a crabby Bavarian old man.

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  4. You have decided how to pronounce it? That's awesome.

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  5. Sweet Ness Monster is my favorite.

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  6. Now, if you had this conversation with my husband about whether to say Jonas or Yonas, he would probably respond with... "you just said the same thing twice".

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  7. I think with his striped hat you should pronounce it "Waldo". He is adorable. Ya' did good. Awesome little family... :)

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  8. Love the nicknames!!!
    Our family also has a strong history of nicknames for any occasion-- I mean, every time somebody gets a haircut, they get a new name.
    When our son was a newborn, he loved being swaddled up real tightly, and my husband would hand him to me for nursing with "here's Milkworm". It stuck -- don't worry, we don't call him that anymore...

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