‘Pet’ names..The Ordinary Moments {#3}

I think it’s all part of the parent code: having several pet names/ nicknames/ aliases, up our sleeves for our little rascals. Right? I have a list as long as my arm of these, but the one that sticks is ‘Bear’. Originating from the time my dad referred to our little family as ‘the 3 bears’. Truth be told, I call him bear so much, I often think perhaps that this should be his real name! Who knows, maybe one day he will introduce himself to the world as ‘Bear’, just like that adventurer dude Bear Grylls (his birth name was Edward don’t you know!).

The 3 Bears

Coming up in close second place to ‘bear’ is ‘Snotface’. Te he he. I’ll often receive very baffled looks from people when I happen to use this alias in public, & regularly people will comment & ask for an explanation (oh, judgy judgy!).  I say it with the upmost affection & incase you’re wondering: this comes from the film ‘Drop dead Fred’. If you haven’t watched it, you’re missing out! (I generally find I’m in the minority of those who’ve viewed it) Better yet, here’s the trailer….all will make sense!

I loved this film when I was younger, so ‘Snotface’ has stayed with me. I’m not promoting imaginary friends, or ‘drinking a bowl of sick’ (that’s one for those of you reading this who are fellow ‘drop dead Fred’ fans!). & Obviously the perma-dribble of the ‘real-deal snot’ escaping his nose is partly to blame for this namesake!

Of course I appreciate there are some ‘names’ that are more appropriate & acceptable to be used when one can be overheard in public than others: ‘pooh bum’ for example, is one we reserve solely for use at home!

These are just 2 of our favorites, there are of course oodles of others on rotation…pickle, bubba, boo, boo-boo, booboo bum, Lord Muck, Lord Snotface, Muck lump (nana’s creation that one), SAUSAGE! Sausage dog…& so on!

What are your secret (or not so secret!) pet names for your little bundles of joy: sprogletts & partners? Mr. Cool Bananas is aka ‘bunny’, pertaining to the teddy bear he was inseparable from as a child!

I’m sure one day I’ll get around to writing something thought provoking & more profound as our ‘ordinary’ moments: when I’m not so mentally fatigued with matchsticks keeping my eyes open! Have a great week Errrbody!







  1. MrsCoolBananas
    09/04/2014 / 9:22 PM

    Totally normal!!! No, honestly, it is. Regular occurrence here! The question is, what age can we get away calling them these until?! x

  2. MrsCoolBananas
    09/04/2014 / 9:09 PM

    Aww, thanks lovely! Sounds like we’re on the same page for nicknames….all of them under the sun! Loving your current ones for the mini-mes!! xx

  3. MrsCoolBananas
    09/04/2014 / 8:54 PM

    Aww yes, the classic that is ‘bean’ love it! x

  4. 07/04/2014 / 10:05 PM

    I tend to add strange bits on to my children’s names. So my eldest is holly. Holly Jennifer. So she often gets called hollyjenavoovray and my littlest is Chloe. Chloe rose but normally goes by the name chloerosaroona normal right? We all do that no?

  5. 07/04/2014 / 12:55 PM

    Ha love this post! I have always been a nickname person, I once wrote down in a card for Mr E all the nicknames I had for him and there was over 60! They all change and I have favourites and then switch to different ones. Currently Mads is Moozel, Maddles and Muesli. LL is Small Beaaaaaan (have to say it like that), L Bug, and Lou Lou (even though her name isn’t actually Louise!) Very strange! 😉 x

  6. 07/04/2014 / 8:09 AM

    I call my son Bean cuz he looks like one in scans before. It just got stuck. Snotface is so awesome and I wished I thought of that cuz its just so cool! #ordinarymoments

  7. 07/04/2014 / 6:11 AM

    My brother and I were OBSESSED with that film when we were little and no one ever knew what we were talking about!!! I call H monkey, all the time, he even says “I’m a monkey” ha ha
    , might be time to stop!!! Xxx

  8. 06/04/2014 / 10:45 PM

    Drop Dead Fred is one of the BEST films EVER!!
    You learn something new everyday…I did not realise Bear Grylls’ name is actually Edward. x

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