Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Beaner and Galactus

I was thinking about the different ways that mommies write about their children in blog form. Since the blog is online for anyone (and everyone) to see, there must have been some thought about whether or not to reveal a child's real name in a blog post.

I admit, I did think about this as well. Originally my blog was mostly just to keep our families updated with all the going-ons here at the Team LT house. But it's become much more than that. We now have 77 followers at last count (and not all of those are my family). Is it safe to reveal my child's name? Will it come back to bite me in the ass now that I've decided it's OK?

I think about this a lot. I don't think I'm going to change my mind all of a sudden and start calling them nicknames, but I always wonder if I made the right decision.

I think the mommy blog world is split down the middle on this issue.

Here are two of my faves that use nicknames:
Vintage Dutch Girl (Babalu and Lil Chick)
Indietutes - Smootch and Birdie

And here are two of my faves that use real names like I do:
Smile and Wave - Ruby and Sebastian
Monkey Kids - Caitlyn and Devin (they are my cousins and super cute!)

Anyway, Terry and I were trying to think up nicknames for the kids if we were ever to try it out. Obviously Logan would be Beaner. That's what we called him when he was livin' in my tummy.


Beaner is such a silly name for such a serious little boy, but it worked well when we thought it up. Does he look like a Beaner?

Coming up with a nickname for Lane was difficult. I couldn't think of one that summed up all of her energy and craziness into a word. Then Terry suggested "Galactus: Destroyer of Worlds" (from comic books of course)

Yup, it fits!


Don't let that cute smile and faux hawk fool you. She's a punk and will destroy you if you look at her funny!

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