Tuesday, June 16, 2009

buddy. boopy. boo-bear.

I grew up with the nickname of BoBo.  I probably shouldn't put that out on the internet for fear that it will come up in strange places.  I go by BoBo, or Bo amongst family and friends.  Honestly, I kind of lucked out on my nickname.  Our family's best friends also have a daughter named Jenn.  Her nickname became JuJu.  I win.  

I think that the nickname came from being told it was "Bedtime for Bonzo" by my mom and dad.  And the Bonzo evolved into BoBo.  My parents loved the name so much that they named their dog after me.  They insist that his name is spelled Beau.  But we all know it is the same thing.


I love nicknames.  I love to call people chicken or sunshine buckets or sugar booger.  I think nicknames are fun.  And personal.  And sweet.

Michael was no exception to my love of pet names.  I am surprised that he ever knew his name.  He had many.  I was most consistant with Boo, or Boopy or Buddy.  Sometimes Boo-bear.  But had been known to call him any of the following (in no particular order, other than typing them as they come to me...):
  • Captain Crankypants
  • Sweet Pea
  • Scooter Poot
  • Stinky Pete
  • Mighty Mike
  • Doofy-Doo
  • Love Bug
  • Love Muffin
  • Michael Michael Motorcycle
  • Stinker Pie Poopie Pants
  • Snuggle Bunny
  • Cutie Pie Butt
There are many others.  The above is but a sampling.  I always expected that there would be a time when he would ask me to not call him anything but Michael in front of friends ... or girlfriends.  

He had not yet asked me to stop.  


Tammy On the Go said...

I loved this...my elizabeth is called BoBo on a regular basis... thank you for sharing you son with us.

Anonymous said...

Love the nicknames! I think they are sweet and personal too. I just had to comment because I have never heard anyone else use "Scooter Poot". My husband calls me this all the time. And I call him Puddin' or Stank Booty Train. We both use that one a lot. Stank Booty Train!!!!

Cindy said...

Captain Crankypants is too funny. I remember you doing a scrapbook page about this and I thought it was adorable. I recall you calling Michael Boo, actually!
Which nickname did he like best? Did he ever mention a favorite?

Anonymous said...

ha.. i call my dear child scooter .. not scooter poot, but scooter... love it. it's amazing what words/names roll out of your mouth when you talk to your child. i've come to love squeaker, and squirtle.. i guess a squirtle is a cross breed of squirrel and turtle???? not sure

Kim said...

"Goosey" is very proud to have known "Boo". I love nicknames too!

Anonymous said...

You had other nicknames too that I won't mention here but Bo stuck and I love it and you.

melissa B S said...

Yes our families used the nicknames like it was their jobs. Some how all of our nicknames did not grow out of style as we got older, but in a weird way I love it! Miss you and hope to see you in July!