Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Cap’n Izzy Firepants
I’ve been taking notice of how other bloggers refer to their significant others, and there seem to be several different nickname categories. Some just use initials. Some say “The Hubs”. A couple of others have named theirs after Greek gods.
I asked my husband what name he would like. I was hoping he would be accommodating enough to supply his own like my sister (Crash) has. He raised his eyebrow when I mentioned the Greek god trend. We both agree that’s not the way to go.
Some bloggers adapt the names of different famous characters for their purposes. I decided a Harry Potter character might work. Neville Longbottom seemed the most appropriate. Sweet disposition, great with plants, loyal and steadfast. That’s my husband. But somehow I don’t think my husband would consider this name to be a compliment.
How about a clever twist on Voldemort’s nickname? He Who Must Not Be Blamed (for the stupid jokes his wife tries to tell)? Or, how about He Who Must Not be Maimed (by Wonderbutt every time he launches himself into my husband’s privates)? He Who Must Not be Acclaimed (because it embarrasses him)? He Who Must Not Be Ashamed… I could go on.
I went to some nickname generator sites. These sites have all kinds of categories for nicknames: superheroes, cowboys, circus etc… Even porn names. I thought he would like that. So, I put in his name to see what might come out. “Humpy Kung-fu Grip” seemed a little inappropriate for a mostly PG blog. I’m not even sure what that’s supposed to mean.
The superhero track appealed to me. After all, we’ve already got Wonderbutt in our cast of characters. But none of the ones provided by the nickname generator really connected. The gangsta name, “Saliva Man”, seemed a little more fitting for the puddle drooling Wonderbutt than for my husband.
I kind of liked “Cap’n Izzy Firepants”. Dimples appreciated his mobster nickname, “Weed Whacker”.
On the Jersey Shore name generator, he got “The Sausage Party”. I got “T-Cat”, which wasn’t too bad. Maybe “T-Dog” would be better, since I’m more of a dog fan, though. And Hubby could be called Mr. T-Dog. That’s kind of macho, right?
And then I found the mother of all name generator sites. OMG, there are all kinds of links here! Meerkat names, Bond names, Grey’s Anatomy names, on and on. My Top Gun name is “Back Fire.” That actually kind of works…
I think this might take awhile.