A rose by any other name

Names I call Spud, in approximate descending order of frequency:

P’tite

Petite monstre

Little guy

Squdge

Squdgekin

Grumpkin

His name (which is a diminutive of his middle name. I’m still not sure how that happened, but so it is)

Spud

I have not called him by his actual given name since the day he was born.

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5 thoughts on “A rose by any other name

  1. rainbowgoblin

    One of Miso’s teachers said to me once “he actually answers to Miso, not to Michael!” Um, yes. Because he’s not actually aware that’s his name. I’m not sure what she expected.
    I frequently call Tommy “Tameleon”… When he was tiny, I sang all sorts of songs with modified lyrics, including Karma Kameleon (“Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy Tameleon, he poops and poops… “) A lot of these songs involved poop, now that I think about it. At least Poop Machine isn’t the one that stuck (although he still shakes his moneymaker if I really insist. Get up!)

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  2. Turia

    We had to make a concerted effort at the six month mark to call E by his name when we realized it was actually a developmental milestone and he was going to miss it since we spent all our time calling him Munchie (me) or Roo (Q)

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