Friday, December 28, 2012

A Girl by Many Other Names

Since Mrs. LIAYF and I announced we were adopting Annabelle back in early November one of the most consistent questions we have been asked, surprisingly, is "What are you going to call her?"

Uh.....Annabelle, of course.  That's her name.  If we wanted to call her something else like Anna, or Belle, or even Cybodain Model 103, well we would have named her that right?  Annabelle is what we are most often calling her.

Lukas' Nickname for her 'Best Girl Ever'
Now, that isn't to say that we won't be employing any nicknames for our sweet little girl.  In fact we already are, in spades.  One of my earliest posts here referenced nicknames for Lukas (Lukie Long Shanks his medieval name was definitely my favorite).

For Annabelle, we already use her candy name, Jelly Belly, and her Post Civil War name Anna Bellum, and her Debutante Name Northern Belle.  Then there is her Classic Literature nickname Anna Bellinana, and her Pirate nickname Anna Nobeard, as well as her Rapper nickname Lil Snacks-a-Lot.

Of course, there is also her Sci Fi nickname 2 of 2, and her Russian nickname Vladimir (because of all her Poot'n), and her Post Phone Monopoly nickname Baby Belle (by the way, this also doubles as her Cheese nickname), and HER Medieval nickname Annie Short Shanks (because so far she is very petite)

Speaking of the nickname Annie, her grandfather is very much in favor of calling her Annie.  We are not to hip on this idea though. It's not exactly what we had in mind when we named her.   But, if Grandpa wants to live up to a new nickname of his own, Grandpa Warbucks, we might not protest too much.

It's true that we have used all of these nicknames for Annabelle in the few short weeks we have had her.  Some more than others.  But mostly, like I said, we just use her given name Annabelle - because we like it so much.

That, and also one other that often fits her mood.

Miss Fussy Pants.


BloggerFather said...

I like Annabelle! And I'm a name-snob!

Anonymous said...

I love all the nicknames and the titles for them! Hilarious!


James (SeattleDad) said...

@Blogger Father - Yeah, so do we. It was the name of a Great Aunt of Mrs. LIAYF that she adored.

@Lee - Thanks man. I bet you have a bunch for your kiddos too!

Slamdunk said...

Being a Southerner, Annabelle is perfect in my opinion.

Happy New Year to you and the family James.

Kevin McKeever said...

Vladimir = genius.

Best to you and the whole extended fam in 2013.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Slamdunk - Happy New Year to you and yours as well.

@Always - Thanks. Plus, when she is making some of her poop faces, she looks a bit like Putin too. Happy New year!