Tuesday, October 31, 2006

My creative husband

I have to give Brian credit . . . he can be pretty creative, or maybe descriptive is a better word. For instance, earlier today he told me that my breath smelled like mothballs. If I smelled someone's breath, and it wasn't good, I don't think mothballs would be the first thing to come to mind. Another time he told me I had "hot nursing home breath." That one really made me laugh. In my defense, both of these times I was sick with a cold.

Anyway, these descriptions of my breath made me think about all the different names Brian has come up with for me over the past few years. They are very weird, don't make any sense, and are numerous. Believe it or not, NONE of them have any hidden meaning, or inside jokes attached. They're just names Brian decided to call me one day. My top 3 are:

1. Oopmaloompa
2. Winifred T.
3. Bubby

Your guess is as good as mine as to how he came up with these. It kind of makes me wonder what sort of names he's going to come up with for our children! Which by the way, he's adament about bringing back old names like Earl, Cecil, Herbert, Herman, etc. No offense to anyone who has those names, but I'm hoping we can go in a different direction.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Herbert Adams....can't wait for him! Just think we can call him...herbie, herb or the good ole BERT. Reminds me of the pool days! la e.

Shannon said...

I'm voting for a girl named Gertrude!

Melissa Merkel said...

oooh. Good 'ole sick breath! At least you were sick!

stew said...

When BA was my roommate I would describe his morning breath as hot garbage...........How about a name a little more culturally diverse such as Juan, LeeRoy, or Benito?

Danielle said...

I also have a few suggestions... My grandmother's name was Berlene and she had a sister named Earlene. That's it! They could be twins :)!

Melissa Merkel said...

Wow, something about those earlier generations...I feel the need to add that my grandfather's name is Milburn Gene and his twin is Wilburn Dean. Always an option! :)

Lori said...

I am sorry to tell you Lindsay that regardless of what your child is named, you should be most afraid of the nicknames that Brian will come up with for him/her...you know, he has always said he wanted a child nicknamed "scab"...yikes!!!

Anonymous said...

"Poomps" is actually short for Oompaloompa! I use that more!