Saturday, November 3, 2007

A potato and a skinny veggie? Really?

I'm sure that is what you are thinking when you realize what web names I gave my two precious off-spring. As previously mentioned I'm web-paranoid so I cannot use the perfectly lovely names that we agonized over.

Most of the agony belonged to Way Cooler as I pestered him about names non-stop from the moment I saw the second line on the little stick until he gave up in sheer exhaustion. We lived in the sticks and had to drive 2.5 hours (each way) to the nearest city of any note and every single time we drove, I brought the baby name books. Poor man, I can't think of anything worse, locked for nearly three hours in a car with a VERY hormonal pregnant lady who wants to know "Why" you don't like every single last name that you veto. Sometimes I even cried. I also threw up a couple of times, but then, I did that no matter what he said!

Sorry, big tangent there. Anyway, let me explain the web names. Spud is actually my oldest son's nickname in real life. He is kinda shaped like one. He is nearly the top of the growth chart for weight, and just about at the bottom for height and he isn't fat. He is a solid little chunk of deliciousness. The other inanimate object he resembles is a brick, but I think Spud has a bit more of a ring to it! I know he'll be discussing this whole nickname thing on Oprah some day, but hey, mommy's have got to have some fun in life!

Then there's Sprout. That's what we are hoping he will do some day. Sprout up. Unfortunately he didn't exactly win the genetic lottery. I'm 5'2" and his Dad is 3 inches taller than me. This is a big week for Sprout he has pretty much outgrown his 6-12 month pants and I turned the car seat around to be forward facing as he now weighs enough. Did I mention he's 19 months old? At least his height and weight are in the same place on the charts - well below the last line.

I suppose I could have just used their first initials, or given them a beautiful, thoughtful name that is reflective of their personalities like Veronica, but I am a geek and thinking inside the box, well, I'm just not good at it. So, instead I think inside the crisper!

7 comments:

Janet said...

I've been considering doing some renaming myself. Adding aliases, etc.

Dawn and Dale said...

Me too...although I'm thinking it's been over 2 yrs already...and I'm fading more and more out of blogger world...so is it really worth it for me to change now??!!! lol

Anonymous said...

"He is a solid little chunk of deliciousness" is the funniest thing I've read all week. And the best part is that it is SO true!

Emi LOVED the stroller from Auntie Geek for her birthday. She takes it everywhere with her (including the bathroom!) It's quite comical to watch her carry it up and down the stairs though!

Alana

JCK said...

I LOVE the names SPUD and SPROUT. I can just picture them. Thanks for the history. :) And huge congrats on Sprout being able to have the car seat turned around. That is a giant leap forward! Well, obviously not literally...

Veronica Mitchell said...

Spud and Sprout are perfect. Food-based names just seem so right for little ones.

char said...

I think the names you have chosen are perfect!! I LOVE them!!! They are an easy way to picture the two cuties as we read about the adventures. I love you!!

Sue said...

Love the names! I've been thinking about going back over my archives to change names and crop pictures.