Friday, September 02, 2005

And the winner is...

Luckily, the suggestions given for the new Wife and Baby code names were of such high quality, because there weren't very many. I'd be disappointed if Cicada and Daltongirl didn't step up to the plate so wonderfully (Ootsie Boodle and Thirty-Eight make it all worthwhile).

Although the suggestions were legendary, I have decided to go in another direction: ever since we considered my daughter's name, I have had the desire to call her Jello throughout her life (or at least throughout mine). However, I understand that this might cause some fat complex problems (even though I can't imagine her ending up fat, given the body types of Wife and myself). I think that perhaps making the name female will avoid these potential issues. So my daughter will now be affectionately referred to as Jella. (I just realized that if you pronounce that as if it were a Spanish word, it becomes a greeting. If you pronounce the L's, as if it were a Spanish word spoken with a bad accent, it becomes an adverb--see: Utah teenager vocabulary.)

Keeping with the tradition of Blogfriends such as Savvymom, I will also affectionately refer to my beautiful wife (formerly Pretty Pregger) as JellaMama, or perhaps JM when I get lazy or get finger cramps. (I also just realized that if you say this name with Spanish word pronunciation #2, it makes even more sense.)

So that's my final answer! Thanks to all who helped by suggesting new names, or even pretending to. This is a huge weight off of my shoulders. I can now blog about my family with the peace of mind that no wacko will find us and do horrible things (because everybody knows that wackos don't look at blog archives). Bless you all.

5 comments:

ambrosia ananas said...

Man, the spammers have found you. I'd say that that's a jellava problem you have there, but, uh, I'd hate to use your daughter's name like that.

Anyway, cool names. I like 'em. And I think Jella is a healthy alternative to Jello. No sense in giving your darling daughter a complex.

Savvymom said...

Im glad I was able to inspire you. And your name for her is way better than anything I could've come up with. I only got Savvy because my little brother made it up from Savannah. So way to go.

Coop said...

Ambrosia: Thanks, spamproblem solved.

Cicada said...

Brother 1 just informed me that he reads my blog on a regular basis (not that he has ever commented, even though I allow anonymous comments just so that my family members can comment... and nevermind the fact that he has a freaking blog that he never ever updates, so he doesn't even need to be anonymous since he can just use his own account info to sign in and leave a comment). He says he resents the fact that his name is Brother 1. He thinks it should be Captain Fabuloso or something. So maybe that'll be him, then. Captain Fabuloso.

daltongirl said...

I'm so glad they finally have names! Even though you didn't choose me. But I'm afraid I will never be able to see "Jella" without thinking of pronunciation #2.

Daltonboy suggested a bunch of fun names for our kids, but in case they read my blog we can't use them. Too bad. It would make it more fun.