I have been thinking about nicknames recently. I don't know if it is an Aussie thing, or just a Lydia thing, but I have been thinking about pets and how we do not just give them names, but inevitably they get nicknames as well.
Now I know I have more pets than the rest of Melbourne put together, but let's just take a look at some of the names and nicknames in my house...
Cara - Full name Caramia, as in what Gomez calls Morticia. Registered name: Yotclub Calamity. Nicknames: Cuzz, Curraburra, Carbar, Carbunkle, Burra, Buzz, Houdini, Fuckhead.
Womble - Full name: Persephone Jane. Registered Name: Yotclub Cici
Nicknames: Womble (after I decided she looked like a womble), Womblina, Blina, Wom, Bleen.
Cordelia - Registered Name: Calpurnia Cordelia
Nicknames - Cordy, Deely, Fucking Cordelia, Bastard Face (the last two are often used as a pair ie "guess what Fucking Cordelia Bastard Face did").
Delilah - Registered Name: Calpurnia Delilah
Nicknames: Dee Dee, Delly Belly, Delly da Bell, Belly, Incontinentia.
Xena - Fullname: Xena Warrior Poodle
Nicknmes: Xeen, Xeeny, X Factor, Goober, Goobs, Pussycat dog.
Elvira - Fullname: Elvira Poodle of Darkness
Nicknames: LV, Bee Bee, Bee bee da bub, Bubba,
Rita - Registered Name: Calpurnia Rita Hayworth
Nicknames: Reet-reet, Rita the retard, ree-ree, Baby
Timmy - Registered Name: Calpurnia Tiny Tim
Nicknames: Timson, Mima, Mimi, Mim, Mista Tim.
Isis - Registered Name: Redsonnet Redrobin
Nicknames: I, I-woo, I-poo, I-pood, Icy woo, Icy.
Jedda - Registered Name: Yotclub Jedda at Midnight
Nicknames: Jed, Jebba, Jebediah Spingfield, Hans Sprungfeld
Max - Registered Name: Calpurnia Max Power
Nicknames: Maximus, Maxi-mouse, Maxi-moose, Aurilius Maximus, Naughtius Maximus, Max Power, Moose.
Daphne - Registered Name: Calpurnia Daphne Moon
Nicknames: Daffles, Daphne Boo, Boo, Daffleberry, Berryboo, Miss Moon, Destructo Twin.
Niles - Registered Name: Calpurnia Niles Crane
Nicknames: Smilesy Nilesy, Nilesy boy, Destructo Twin.
And I wonder why they don't come when I call them....
(They all also get their own songs, but I will discuss them in another post!)