I’m a nicknamer. I don’t know why but I’ve always given nicknames. I call my oldest son Pop. He’s 33 and I started calling him that when he was less than six months old. It stuck. There’s variations of the nick name as well like Popadoo, Popadoo-ron-ron, and Popodopolis My other son I used to call Goosey-Goose’ because he was always bumping into things as a baby and getting goose eggs on his head. This one did not stick which was probably good. My daughter is Sweetie Girl, Holly is Hollis Marie, and so on and so on.
All the nicknames are organic; they just happen. They just come out of my mouth without much thought (as do a lot of things I say!) and sometimes they stick and sometimes they don’t.
So it shouldn’t be surprising that “the girls” (Kali and Kloe) have nicknames.
Kali: Kalis Marie (precarious because of the aforementioned Hollis Marie), Kal, Kalidonia, Fat Girl (sorry Kali), Kalifornia, and Sweetie Girl (yes, same as my daughter).
Kloe: Klois Marie (there’s a theme here), Kloe Bowie, Sweets (which always followed by me saying, “mind if I call you sweets”, and Klo Klo.
The names are always organic except for one that I now have for Kloe: Sugar Lips.
Some time ago Holly was teasing me saying that I have all these nick names for the girls. So I say, “like what”. And she goes on to name a few and throws in Sugar Lips for Kloe which I had never used before. I said, “I don’t call Kloe Sugar Lips…. until now”.
“Hey Sugar Lips” is now my usual response to Kloe when she comes to greet me. Her lips and kisses are indeed very sweet so long as I don’t think about all the foraging she has been doing around the Golden K but that’s a post for another day.
So yeah, Sugar Lips. What nick names do you have for your pups?
Sugar Lips Chillin’ on the deck of the Golden K