Wednesday, March 14, 2007

You’re Calling Me What?


As a child, nicknames develop overtime.

If you eat dog food, they might call you ‘Purina’; even if you didn’t know better and it was actually your parents fault for not keeping an eye on their two year old.


But it’s nothing to be bitter about.

In the motorcycle world, you also get a nickname, only bikers call it a ‘road name’.


Generally, whatever you do to screw up in front of more than two people – that’s your road name.


It’s similar to when you’re a child, but rather than calling you ‘Poopy-Pants’, they call you ‘Skids’ or perhaps 'Streak'.

You get the idea.

In life, nicknames can take years to develop.

They can also take years to lose.

As a “for instance,” the person with the Purina nickname might still be bothered every time he sees a red and white checkerboard pattern or smells dog food.

But in internet time, things need to move a little quicker; and since every other family member and friend mentioned on this blog has an alias, Jorja needs one too.

After this post, Jorja will be called The Squeaker.

The Squeaker does just that – she squeaks

All.

The.

Time.

If she’s hungry, she squeaks. If she’s tired, she squeaks. If she’s happy, she squeaks. If she’s…. well, you get the idea.

And like Sean “Puffy” “P. Diddy” “Diddy” Combs, the name can evolve over time; Jorja is The Squeaker today, Squeekster tomorrow, Squeaky Fromme for a short, difficult period in her difficult mid-teen years, and finally, Dr. Barron (how many people with medical degrees do you know that go by silly nicknames given to them by fathers?).

I give you, The Squeaker.





13 Comments:

Anonymous Beth said...

We adopted our daughter at birth....and her first nickname was Possum, because she made this funny little whistly snore when she slept, just like a cartoon possum I'd seen.

She also 'answered' to BetsyO's, which sounds like a bowl of cereal but her name is Elizabeth Rose, and to ScamperPampers once she started crawling.

Jorja is beautiful. I continue to pray for all of you.

3/15/2007 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Pin said...

You might want to call her J.J. for Jen Junior. This last picture looks sooooo much like Jen! ;-) Did you know that I (and some of our friends) call your Dad Squeaky? It's because he's so tight that he squeaks when he walks> :-))) Did I say that?

3/15/2007 7:50 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I like that nickname, it's cute! My baby's got a couple too. Sometimes she's Alyssabear, Lissy, Lissybear, Monkey, etc. Nicknames for babies are adorable and so are her pics!

3/15/2007 8:10 AM  
Blogger radioactive girl said...

My daughter (the twin) was squeaky too...now when she laughs really hard you can still hear the squeak. We used to call her the squeaky wheel, although it wasn't accurate because she was the easiest baby we have had.

3/15/2007 8:34 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

When we brought my daughter home from the hospital, we called her Squeaker, too. We kept her in our room for awhile - she squeaked all night.

Then, when she started moving more, we called her Thumper because she'd lay out the ground and thump, thump, thump with her legs all day long.

Now, we just call her MoMo (Morgan Olivia). Or This One...as in THIS ONE is gonna cause us a lot of problems.

She's beautiful - we think of your family often.

3/15/2007 8:54 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

I don't know. I kind of like Dr. Squeaker.

3/15/2007 12:47 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...

How beautiful IS she??!!! Love her nickname. My daughter has several...one is "monkey" and another is "ShaSha"...she makes this sound when she's trying to say "yes".

3/15/2007 12:48 PM  
Blogger rake96 said...

We still call my ten-year-old, "Stink" that started out as "Stinky butt" when she was six-months old and had a bad case of the runs. So far, she doesn't seem to mind it at all but I'm imagine in the next few years, she'll ask us to stop - probably as she's going out the door on a hot date and we yell, "Have fun Stink!"

3/15/2007 3:09 PM  
Anonymous momto3cubs said...

Love the photos :) You made me remember how my kids sounded like squeaky chew toys when they were newborns. Newborns really do squeak. Enjoy!

3/15/2007 6:58 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

Oh, Mr.Blogfather, do I need to cut you in for protection on my corner of the internet world?

And now, the obligatory sharing of nicknames: As a child, I was called "shu", pronounced..."shoe".
As an adult, I'm now called "Lainey-Paney" by my husband.

As for our child...(1) Baby Gage...which, he will ALWAYS be to me...I'm his momma! & (2) Buddy McFuddy or just Buddy.

:)

3/16/2007 7:57 AM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

Oh, I forgot to add:

Mr.Gagie Poo-Pants
or
Gagie-Poo.

3/17/2007 3:43 PM  
Blogger Kassandra said...

My dear daughter's nickname for the longest time was 'squeaky' which became 'munchie' because it seemed like the only time I actually got to sit still and talk to anyone was when she was breastfeeding.

3/23/2007 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well right about now, my daughter "Booger" is wishing you were around to give her her road name 13 years ago!

7/17/2007 9:56 PM  

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