Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How do you Lose it?


Everybody meet "Chewy"!  Isn't she the most adorable baby?

So, I went to visit my favourite aunt which I do at least once a week, and as I walked in she calls me by pet name. Now this is a name I got over twentySomething years ago. I began to wonder to myself if I would ever lose that name……it’s a bit embarrassing having to walk into a living room full of people you know and those you don’t know and you’re being addressed by your pet name, a pet name that sounds like someone blowing a whistle, I think it’s a bit degrading (maybe not the right word) no offence, But I know for sure it's just wrong, especially if you walked in looking like a young madam.  I love my aunt to death no doubt, but she can drop the name now, I mean….I’m old enough to have my own child, and God knows NOBODY is giving my child any silly pet names! 
I've heard people being called all sorts of names from "bambam" to "kuku" (sounds like a chicken) to  "kaka" to "1manriotsquad" (that was my younger brother's name- he was quite destructive).
And it's not just pet names. What about nicknames? how many do you have and how many do you answer to? And what is the essence of a nick name, and how does one lose such? Talking about nick names I've also heard ridiculous names like "jegzy" which I think sounds like BooBs

Anyways, I get home to my family friend’s house (after the visit to my aunt) and as I open the door there she was with her big bright beautiful eyes staring at me and her aunt (best mate) yells at her CHEWY! I laugh and shake my head thinking to myself she’s stuck with this name for life……but I think Chewy (she chews anything in sight) sounds kinda cool, I call her Chewy Chocolate…….sounds sweet.

So I went for the experience and I can say it was quite an experience. The blessings from God literally came down. I’m sitting at home now and my forehead feels like it’s going to up and leave my head at any moment…..which would be rather rude of it. I hate being ill, it rarely happens to me, but my body always seems to know when I’ve crossed the line and takes control of itself before I abuse her to stupor. I hope I feel better really soon, My Christmas is definitely going to be a memorable one, thanks to all my loved ones they rock!................Hmmmm, I wonder what I’m getting for Christmas.

PS: No. 2 is sooo a Lie...

46 comments:

Rita said...

Chewy looks chewable...so sweet

Pet names...imagine that my family calls me "Rita Shit and Piss"...they said that is what I told someone when they asked me for my full name...I was so embarrassed when they called me that in front of some 'correct' people.

Tell me more about the experience...it sounds so awesome.

Nefertiti said...

I wonder what that pet name that sounds like someone is whistling sounds like. I had a lot of nicknames as a baby, but none of them stuck. Even my nickname from HS never stuck. lucky me, i guess...

Aww babes, what are you getting for xmas? Truck loads of cyber hugs and kisses!

Tigeress said...

She is so adorable.

Hope you get better soon. :)

Naija Idol said...

shes so CUUTE!!!. i love babies.

My nickname was from a book about a donkey. people still call me dat. its so embarrassing dat i cant even say d name..

munirat said...

get well soon! chewy is cute.. i know all about names like that.. am 21 and my dad still calls me what i was called wen i was a few months old!! its kinda cute but...lol

fantasy queen said...

awwww, shes such a cute dolly doll, i want mine now NOW NOWWWW! lol

i get what you mean with the names, i have one that rhymes with anus(dont ask) i dont know where they got it from,
i wouldnt deny, i love the name, it spells out deep affection from those who use it, my mom calls me that when shes exceptionally happy and in a playful mood.and when my sisters use in in letters it feels good.
although it losses its appeal when they slip and call me that in tres cool crowd.

i was going to attend the experience, then it rained in that afternoon, i changed my mind, and then the heavy rain at night, how did you cope with that?

Buttercup said...

Ohmigosh, she's the cutestestest!

Haha i also wonder what ur pet name is..LMAO @ Jegzy! I guess pet n nick names r made up so that the namer feels some sort of familiarity n closeness to the namee(lol did that make sense??)

Aww sorry u r ill..get well soon sweetie! Glad u enjoyed the Experience.

I didnt think no2 wud be the lie cos i felt it was gonna be too obvious a choice for the lie..i guess sometimes, things r ACTUALLY what they appear to be..lol..

LG said...

awww chewy's cute tho' she eats everithing :)
sooooooo watz dat ur nickname' i promise not to laff but wait o....
is it "susu"??????? :)
cheers!!

Twix! said...

How did they manage to tie that scarf on chewy's head? Nicknames are almost inevitable these days, i used my petname to my advantage though.

Muse said...

Are you still too embarrassed by your pet name to share it with us? Go on...don't be shy.

~Sirius~ said...

@ Rita ROTFLMAO!!!! You must have been one hell of a child. And yes the experience was Awesome...very personal, it felt like He was right there with me and we were chatting....it was really really good.
@ Nefertiti Hey! you really don't want to know, you're lucky your names didn't stick- Thanks for your cyber gift!!!! Muwah!
@ Tigeress I know...... I feel better already :-)
@ Naija Idol, I keep praying my daughter ends up really cute.....How bad was yours, lets swap and see, LOL! it can't be as bad as mine.
@ Munirat, She is oh! I keep telling her mum how I envy her. LOL...we are many
@ FQ LMAO!!!!! you know how to get your own now!...and how did you end up with a name that rhymes with anus....LMAO!
As for the experience it rained down on me from 2am to 6am!
@ Bcup, Ha! you really don't want to know my pet name, and I dig your explanation. And its true sometimes that things are actually what they appear to be.
@ LG, Only you will try to guess...LOL, you will laff, I'm not telling!
@ Twix I tied the scarf meself! I guess your pet name isn't as bad as mine.

doug said...

Hahaha! Reminds me of mine. I don't think iw want to share it though, but I fought it with a passion when I grew older until everyone knew they were asking for trouble if they dared breathe anything remotely similar in my presence.

Nice blog! I came 'cos of your radical stance on the name-changing thing on Standtall's blog. More power to your elbows but *psst [whistper] you guys kinda scare the shyte outta me

doug said...

*whisper

CaramelD said...

She looks so big and beautiful, I can't believe how she has grown!! Wow!!

This is the second year you have been sick after the experience because it comes at the end of the year after you have been battering yourself from all angles! Ndo and drink hot Ribena and Nurofen!!

Shebi BamBam is weird, but you follow and call it, yea yea girl! You were also one of the people that made it stick in boarding school!! Add that to Daddy's Girl (my Dad even though I'm 27!!!), Chikito, Chicken Pepper Soup (My Mum) and Chizzy (everyone else) and I wonder if I will even remember my real name LOL!!

Shubby Doo said...

she is 2 cute...& i like this your new avatar

i have nicknames a plenty... different people call me varies names based on when they new me as i grew up...

but i have no problem telling people to call me by my proper name if use a petname but they weren't part of that phase in my life...

funny sha only 2 of my uncles call me by my pet name...don't have the courage to tell em to stop sha

p.s
my bad for saying 2 might be true...i just kidding o!...lol

badderchic said...

Chewy is soooo cute,

Me I had to fight with everything before they dropped my horrible nickname.
good luck to you. lol

I was at the experience as well, it really was an experience, thanking God for it all.

Twix! said...

hey babe, read your divas divine blog and its fabulous. Update pleaseeeeeeeee thank you!

Pink Lips said...

How did u manage at the exeperience, that was surely serious blessing frm above!!! Wats ur pet name naow u didn"at tell us. And Chewy is simply adorable and delicious!!!

~Sirius~ said...

@ Muse, I'll share mine if you share yours :-)
@ Doug Lucky you.....* Whispering.. How do we scare you?
@ CD Wuzzums!!!!! LOL, been sipping on green tea. Yuck!
@ Shubby Doo I know darn 2 cute! you sound like your pet names are bearable, mine is just awful!..
@ Bchic at least they've dropped it, you are lucky, she's my aunt I can't tell her!
@ Twix, It's laziness oh! I actually have loads of stuff I want to put up there, but they are all 1/2 done.
@ Pink Lips Hmmmm. the story of that day real blessing from above. No pet name oh!!! I can't say it. LOL!

aloted said...

wat a cute girl :)

my nickname from secondary school stuck...and i have various by different people. A number of people still call me aloted, and i use it on blogville

some nicknames sound nice..well i think mine does :)

was going to go for experience o..but for the horrible traffic. glad u had fun

Lolia said...

~Jegsy DOES sound like boobs...as in wtf?

~ a big lol @ "1manriotsquad"

~ Don't be mad at those of us that picked #2, we were just speculating!

As for pet names, don't even get me started sometimes I forget my real name because everyone calls me something else...it's ridiculous...cute, but ridiculous all the same...at this rate my nieces and nephews will be calling me...in fact...I stop here lol

Funms-the rebirth said...

aww cute chewy!
lets know wat u get for xmas.....infact what do u want!

Just...Toluwa said...

She is vewy cute!

I used to be called ton-to...yeah, had to yell at my mom to stop it outside. It was okay at home, bt neva outside.

Olamild said...

Can I keep the baby?

OluwaDee said...

You'd be surprised she'll not like the name chewy when she's older.

we just have to try not to be bothered by our petnames. Its not really a big deal.

OluwaDee said...

Not sure if my previous comment was saved.

La Reine said...

Aww how adorable.

About pet names, it truly depends on the one you're stuck with.

Hope you feel better soon.

Re-Written said...

she is cute!!!!
i love children.i cant really think of any nickname i may have been called..lol

i wonder what i'd get for christmas too.christmas this year is going to be great.but i know what i really want i wont get, no m not telling..lol

dont be sick o!

Rita said...

@~Sirius~: Concerning your comment on my blog, ..."Keep up walking with Him?" Please can you talk more about this? I'd like to understand what you really mean bu that :-)

Afrobabe said...

Chewy is actually as adorable as her name...


hmmm...I was thinking I know you but after this post...not so sure anymore....

As for nicknames, my younger brother is soooooooooo embarrased when they call him Junior but you see, thats all we clled him as a kid..lmao...

Afrobabe said...

Mine was angel...needles to say I dont want it dropped...lmao...

~Sirius~ said...

@ Aloted...Well, you happen to have nice nick names, I for one like aloted.
@ Lolia Aha!it does sound like boobs....NIce speculating, and don't lose track to what you are called!
@ Fums...I sure will.
@ Just T. Ton to! LOL....I wonder how your ma took it.
@ Olmid....:-( unfortunately neither of us can.
@ OluwaDee...hey, didn't think about that, you might be right, hmm...
@ Le Reine...well I didn't end up with a nice one, and I feel much better dear, thanks.
@ Re-written...can't remember? you sure? I'm ok now....:-).Psst! you can tell me....I won't tell.
@ Rita....Done!
@ Afro...LOL,She is, I keep wishing she's mine. Junior is my elder brother's nick name too. Angel, lucky you!

aloted said...

awww thanks girl..i like aloted too ;o) enjoy ur weekend

Jaycee said...

How did I ever not become a regular reader of your blog? LOL...I'm not even serious o...I love the "Dear Diary" post below...

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

lil Chewy is soooooo adorable!!!!!
i have loads of nicknames lol
but i dont really mind

~Sirius~ said...

@ Aloted...you are welcome.
@ Jaycee...Same thing I said when I found your spot. Glad you liked it.
@ MDM..., She is, she is! Your names probably sound cute, lucky you....i see you've updated, running to your spot.

exschoolnerd said...

chewy is so cute!!!

wat was ur nickname????

webround said...

i think the nicknames u get in secondary school never get dropped, especially when you meet ur former classmates, and woe betide u if that name was due to a "funny experience"

The baby is adorable but she may not like the name when she grows up.

OluwaDee said...

No probs bout the whole Jaycee thingee on my blog.

Good to know I inspire u.

Have a lovely weekend.

rayo said...

i h8 pet names, the ones i got were totally not cute and i have promised the siblings some awful ones for all their kids.

LG said...

Nwanem nwanyi' odikwa'nma???
Merry kiss'mas :)

Buttercup said...

merry christmas sweetie!!!

btw r u in lagos?? u can holla on ronaldosbuttercup@hotmail.com

Beulah! said...

Oh petnames!..i love petnames. I love being creative with people's names especially babies.

My dad gave me a petname when i was little. He still calls me that & i so love it!!!

I love ur blog missy!

CaramelD said...

UP-DATE! UP-DATE! UP-DATE!

PS You have been tagged ha ha !

theicequeen said...

Chewy is a cutie!!! such lovely eyes..

i know a girl thats like 18 and everybody calls her baby..from the times when she was the last child...then me, i have like 6 nick/pet names...the most embarassing of which is....taa! u wan hear abi?

Anonymous said...

jegzy is not a ridiculous nickname. and it does not sound like boobs. how does it sound like boobs?