Friday, August 28

A boy by any other name

Jo and I are known for naming things. Our cars, our computers, even our fridge! In fact, almost everything in our house has a name. For example, at our place Morpheus is a sheep that speaks like the ocean, Fat Birdy is a rather large and random ornament only recently outdone by Fatter Birdie... well you get the idea. The point is, Mr Roo is no exception. He has a ridiculously long list of nicknames and it was only after I started jotting them down that I realised quite how out of control this nomenclature really is. Here are the ones I can remember, in no particular order.
  • Rooey
  • Roo
  • Marty Roo
  • Tuesday
(ok so the first few are obvious...bear with me)
  • Mardi
  • Fizzlecrank (corrupted World of Warcraft reference)
  • Sailor Jim
  • Bub
  • Squeaky monkey
  • Boy
  • Legend of the squeaker
  • Puddin/Pud/pudding bowl
  • Tigertron
  • Stank the Crank
  • Pygmy suckerfish
  • Blue eyes
  • Buggie
  • Screamer
  • Farty Marty
  • Spotty
  • Papi
  • Gaseous Maximus
  • Squirmy worm
  • Mr Wiggle
  • Fish
  • Snuffy puppy
  • Billy
  • Fussy lumpkins
  • Chubby chops
  • Glow bug
  • Squarker
  • Gar (Legend of the Seeker ref)
  • Baby starfish
  • Grumpelstiltskin
  • Snooks/snooky poops
  • Grunter
  • Roofus farty bird
  • Squeak
  • Captain Smiley
And those are just the ones I can remember!

In other news Marty continues to be a water boy, throwing himself into baths and showers with much gusto. A couple of days ago we had him in his bath and he was locking his head back as far as we'd let him and swishing his hair around in the water! He came out looking like Beaker from the muppets!

Like a fish in water

This boy sure loves a bath!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ooh, wow! I'm first...now that's a first!

That is quite the list of nick-names there Mr Marty Roo ; ) They only count if you've used them more than once though...but you probably have, haha!

Cutie-pie pictures as usual : )

Jac said...

From so many names to none...Katie kate is that you?

Anonymous said...

oh no! Sorry! I just realised I didn't put my name...it's Britt. X

Big A said...

So you have the Rufus Farty Bird in Texas too, eh? I thought it was a Tasmanian endemic.

Occasionally migratory, I guess.

The Brits had a Martyn (sic) Rooney in the athletics team at the Berlin meet.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is one very cute boy! Thinking of you all. Love from us Meads x x x

Clare said...

On the subject of naming Hamish is extremely pleased to see HIS naming strategy of "ex-y ex" as in Katie Kate or Jacky-Jac etc is spreading - I even found myself offering a patient a "sheety-sheet" to cover up with. She was puzzled by both the event and the explanation.
So we have Marty-Mart.
But I was particularly taken with Fussy Lumpkins and Pygmy Suckerfish . . .or was that Pygmy Suckerfishy-fish
xxx Clare and Hamish

Ivy said...

I liked Farty Marty. :-D And boy, he looks like he's got that cute Elvis quiff thing going on in that second shot. x

Mothersupex said...

Well we just love our "Precious Pumpkin" and no wonder he loves the water with the way his Momma swam, to take the pressure off, prenatally.

Love the post and of course, the photo's.

Hugs and love, Gran

Hilary said...

Go Marty!! He sure is competing with our list of Bugglelugs, Bubba Chubba Legs, Snuffleupicus, Snortosaurus, Grumples, Grinner, Little Man....Oh and you will be so glad to know that I have past on the naming tradition...after convincing Renni to name her new oven she now has a name for her new fridge!!! (Don't you Renni!!)
Lots of love to you three from
He-He, The Baggage & Buggles!!!

Adrienne said...

Moby the great white fridge.