I realize it’s pretty silly in the grand scheme of things, but we take nicknames pretty seriously around here. Okay, okay… *I* take nicknames pretty seriously.
For every placement we’ve had, I spend many hours deliberating nicknames. What you may not know is that all of my kids’ blog handles are their
actual nicknames. We really do call them Squish, Squirm and Lil Bit. So for me it’s a pretty serious proposition. The nickname has to fit the child, number 1; it has to be something that is unlikely to be construed inappropriately…. And it has to be something that won’t completely humiliate the child when he/she is older – cause nicknames tend to stick around here.
Of course, I obviously violated my own rule with Lil Bit.
He’s going to hate me for that someday.
It really wasn’t my fault.
His nickname was supposed to be Squirt – a perfect complement to Squish and Squirm. It was was decided days before he even arrived.
That is, it was decided right up until the case manager put him in my arms. The very first words out of my mouth were, “oh, he’s just a li’l bit!” You definitely wouldn’t know it now, but he really was just a tiny little bit of a thing.
Ironically, he is really not so little anymore. This kid is built like a linebacker and he’s going to be BIG. He also has a pretty serious case of Resting Bitch Face, so it’s going to be pretty freaking hilarious when I’m standing on the sidelines in 15 years screaming “Go, Lil Bit!!!” as the biggest kid on the field crushes the quarterback…
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This week’s topic: Names