Original Written: December 2011
My husband has a gift for naming. Nicknaming that is. Everyone has a nickname, often whether they know it or not. Will is no exception.
I think the sheer number of nicknames Chris has bestowed upon Will is one way he shows his love. In fact, it’s hard to keep track of them all at this point, so I thought I’d share a few so that we can remember them:
Thumper/Thumpy (in honor of his Year of the Rabbit status)
Grunty (He grunts more than any other baby I’ve ever heard, he even rhythmically grunts to self-soothe himself to sleep–it’s his only not-so-cute trait)
Argentina (as in “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina”)
Chew-bacca (in honor of his prolific gumming)
Slap-man-Grunty: this is Will’s “Jazz name” in honor of the way he used to sort of spastically slap us in the face when he didn’t have such fine motor skills
Added July 2012:
Mr. Wobbles, the Baby Ninja
SG (Because it’s easier to say than XG)
Scrunchie (in honor of his “scrunchie nose” face)
Maximus Decimus (Chris thinks it’s more interesting than Will’s real middle name: Maxwell)
Once in awhile we also call him Will.