So, with the birth of our sweet Gracie, I have been thinking alot about nicknames. I'll get to Grace's nicknames (yes plural) in a minute. Let's go oldest to youngest.
BRANDON: No nicknames that I am really aware of. Yes, there are pet names such as; Honey Sweetheart and Hey you, can you still hear me with the TV on. I know, gush-gush TMI. And yes, he is older than me, a whole thirty days older!!!
JULIANNE: OK there is the obvious, Juli, if you consider that a nickname. Then there is Jules. This is a nickname that many people call me. Mostly close friends, sometimes not so close. I have a sweet cousin that called or calls me Jules Vern. I am very sad to say that I was much older than I should have been when I realized that this was in reference to the author and not to this guy:
When I was young, my dad started calling me Ju-bear. I looooooved this. I remember once when he was my soccer coach and I told him to call me Ju-bear at practice. The only other person to ever call me Ju-bear is my sweet husband. Now don't any of you reading this dare call me Ju-bear. My husband, mostly, and others also call me an even shorter version of my given name- Ju. (pronounced just like you would think Jew) Now this really doesn't bother me, but to those who hear it and don't Know me may think it is somewhat, shall we say anti-Semitic. Can you just imagine being in a public place and hearing someone yell out "Hey, Ju!" If you do, don't judge, it may be a sweet nick-name.
BAILEY: Her nick-names are pretty standard girl nicknames: Bay (although I never thought I would call her that) Bailey-bug and a shortened version Bug. Although, when she was a newborn, I went to a lactation specialist who called her Punky. We continued to call her Punky for a while, but it died out. Kind of like the show.
ISAAC: Now here is the fun stuff and my current problem. When we told my grandmother that we were going to name our forthcoming child Isaac she said "But people will call him Ike!" We thought "...and the problem with that is????" Boy were we right! Isaac is definitely Ike. Almost everyone who knows him calls him Ike. It is starting to phase out a little as he gets older, but we also call him Ikey. Which I also adore. He is my Ikey. Funny thing, when he was around two, he referred to himself as MyIkey (one word). Ike and Ikey, at least for me, sometimes moph into Ikester. You know just adding a little extra to the one syllable nickname. This is were my problem begins--- I know long and drawn out post. Keep reading if you can, I need your opinion.
REAGAN: Pretty standard at first. Shortened name- Rea, with a little added Reagan Roo, nickname shortened just Roo. Now, just for me, a little added to the nickname and you get Rooster. What?!?! Rooster?!?! You can't call a towhead little girl Rooster, can you? The first time I heard myself say it out loud I just about died. Yet, I still do it, and often. Poor Rooster, I mean Reagan.
GRACE: Our sweet Gracie, which is what she will probably be known as. Due to how small she was at birth, she is our little peanut, just ask Rooster. Brandon, for reasons unknown, has started to call her Gracie Goo. Even Roo calls her Gracie Goo. We all tend to shorten it and call her Goo. Now, if you are still reading, you realize that I then tend to add to the shortened nick-name. So what does Goo become other than Goober. AT THREE WEEKS OLD! Goober for my sweet just over six lbs baby girl!
What am I going to do?? It has already slipped out a few times. I must come up with something else!!! Maybe I should find a place to buy one of these: