Tuesday, October 28, 2008

48 Nicknames

The ones based on his name: Ben, Benjababy, Benjababyman, Benjamanius, deBenjamanius, Binyamin.

The ones based on animals of varying cuteness: Bunny, Bunny-Pie, Bunny-Bear, Baby-Bear, Monkey, Monkey-Baby, Baby-Monkey, Monkey-Dunk, Monkelly-Dunk, Monkey-Pie, Cheeky-Monkey, Kitten, Chicken, Fresh-Young-Chicken.

The ones based on his physical attributes: Cheeks, Cheeky, Cheeky-Cheeky, Baby-Butt.

The ones based on his age/status: Kid, Kiddo, Baby, Baby-Child, Baby-Face, Boy, Baby-Faced-Boy, The-Boy

The ones based on foods of varying deliciousness: Pumpkin, Pumpkin-Pie, Muffin, Pumpkin-Muffin, Dumpling, Apple-Dumpling, Honey, Honey-Bunch, Honey-Pie

The ones based on usual endearments: Sweetheart, Sweetie-Pie, Love, Little-Love

The one from before he was born (ret.): Spike

The one based on his father's inability to distinguish him from one of the dogs: Person-Hugo (as opposed to the dog, who has acquired "Dog-Ben")

When I write them all out, we sound like crazy people. In Andy's defense, at least 90% of these are mine exclusively.


mwfrost said...

The list reminds me of that fanciful encyclopedia in the Borges story that classifies animals according to the following taxonomy:

those that belong to the Emperor,
embalmed ones,
those that are trained,
suckling pigs,
fabulous ones,
stray dogs,
those included in the present classification,
those that tremble as if they were mad,
innumerable ones,
those drawn with a very fine camelhair brush,
those that have just broken a flower vase,
those that from a long way off look like flies.

Kathy said...

And yet "mommy" isn't ok... hhahahahah

Zombie Cube said...

Monkey-punky, Angry Young Youth, Puppy.

And on an unrelated note, the "word verification" word I must now type in to have this comment post is "gyncon." Discuss.

Holly said...

I've thought of another dozen or so since I posted, too. It's like some kind of sickness.

Phantom Scribbler said...

Can we argue with the order of deliciousness? Is pumpkin muffin TRULY more delicious than pumpkin pie? And, if so, can I have the recipe?

Holly said...

The lists of animal and food related nicks were in no order of cuteness or deliciousness.

As for a recipe, to make this kind of pumpkin muffin, when a mommy and a daddy love each other very much ....

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