I have or had many many nicknames for the babies. For many of them, I had no idea how those names were generated, but on others, there is a story behind it and I may discuss it in detail in a later entry. Of course these nicknames sound even nuttier when heard in person when I use a singy-songy voice in addressing the babies.
Abby’s registered name was “Lady Abbe of Longview” while Andy’s was “Sir Andrew of Longview.” My mom named Abby after her mom who was called Abby when she was growing up, which in itself was a nickname. My grandmother’s maiden name was Abbott, so they called her Abby for short. Andy was named after a cartoon character popular in the middle of the 20th century, Andy Panda.
And for the record, the real way to spell Abby’s name was ‘Abbe’. It was my mom’s idea to spell it like that and annoyed the hell out of me. I refuse to spell it that way and use ‘Abby’ instead.
Here is a list of the nicknames for the babies. I may have forgotten a few, so I might update this list later.
Sunshine Angel Beauty Queen
Rooty toot toot tootily tootily toot toot toot
Rooty toot toot
Man about it
Pandy please no
Dee dee dow dow
Doe (rhymes w/ go)
Mr. Mew mew