Saturday, November 13, 2010

The evolution of a nickname

Henry's nickname is Bugs. If you know anything about me, you know that I loathe bugs! They are icky and creepy and I am petrified if one is even in the same room as me. So how, you might ask, did it come about that I call my precious baby boy, who I love more than anything else on this planet, Bugs? Well here's the scoop on his nickname. Before Henry was born James and I would talk to him. We had no idea if he was a boy or a girl and no names picked out yet. So we would just call him baby. Then when we discovered he was a boy, we added a word and called him baby boy. Now eventually along the way we did settle on the name Henry for him but we were so stuck on calling him baby boy that it stuck around for a while even after we knew his name would be Henry. Once he was born, we continued calling him baby boy but that got a little too long so we started calling him bub, kinda short for baby boy. But they we realized that was a little confusing since we call each other babe or bub sometimes too. So we went to bubba. That opened the door to all kinds of stuff. I started with bubba-licious (like the gum!). That then became bubba-loo, which changed to bugga-boo and eventually shortened to bugs and that is where we stopped. It hasn't changed again or been added to since we landed on bugs. We normally don't call him that when we are talking to other people and we try to call him Henry when we are talking to him so that he will learn his name (hopefully) but James and I still call him Bugs when we are talking about him. Not sure why, but it's cute on him. I just tell myself his nickname is NOT bug, like the creepy things, rather it is Bugs, like Bugs Bunny and he is cute :) So you just never know what you'll end up calling your kid. I would have never guessed this nickname in a million years. But look how easy it was to get to Bugs from baby:
baby boy

We love you Bugs!!!

Chillin' like a villian
Wud up?
Give me the camera mama!
This is not a great shot but look at how blue his eyes are!
I love bath time :)
Can I please be naked ALL the time?
This finger is GOOD!


Anabelle said...

I think Bugs is an adorable nickname. I don't know him well, but from the pictures & video it seems to suit him. :)

Take from a mom of a boy who has also had a zillion nicknames, he will learn his name. It may take 2 years, but he'll know it!

PS I'm glad you did this post because I was wondering last night why that was his nickname!

Nicole said...

I agree with Anabelle....very cute nickname!
And I love the pictures!! He is getting so big!!!