Wednesday, January 17, 2007

All the Reggies in the house go...eew!

Did I ever tell you we rarely refer to Chachi as "Chachi"?

Ages ago, we got on the topic of names we don't like. I brought up
"Reggie". Apologies if you are one or know and love one...but me no likey.
The Reggie bad name status is compounded in my mind by the character Reggie from Archie comics. He was a spoiled jerk who thought he was cool. Chachi is soooo that guy. Example. Only a "Reggie" would be pompous enough to wear this kind of shirt:





It started as a joke, referring to him as "Reggie". Kinda made us giggle. Especially because he answered to it. At first I'd be all like, "HEHEHE! 'Kay, but don't..hehe..do it too much..hahahaa... because I don't want it to stick...heeheeeeeeeee!" And now - it's become more normal for us to call him by that name. We will also on occasion, refer to him as "Reginald". Which naturally BEGS an OFFICIAL title. Reginald T. Farnsworth. Which has since spawned an endless supply of nicknames: Reggie T. , Farnsy, Mr. Farnsworth, Chachinald...

We tried it with Flea. We tried to give her "Glenda P. Vaillancourt" but it didn't stick. So, Flea it is.

I must say, it's fun for us. But it's also a cruel, cruel irony that my
dog now answers to a name I hate. If a stranger ever asked me what Farnsy's name was, I would say Chachi. Because I can't admit what I've done. Without the back story, no one would get it. I can't say -
"Weeeell, his name is Chachi but we mostly call him Reggie because......blabhalhblahblahlahglahglahgahglabhlanhlanhb..."
Because I would likely get a blank stare and maaaybe a punch in the throat.

Whatever. What's done is done. I guess me, Reggie, Glenda and Corn should take our stupid names and learn not to give a poop.

11 comments:

JB said...

Although, if he was REALLY like Reggie from Archie (which I used to read religiously as a young'n because I was hopelessly in love with Betty - sad, eh?), wouldn't he, rather than taking a seat on the floor, be on the couch, or the bed, or the table, or wherever the heck he wanted to be?
Plus, he'd drive by you in the car and right through a puddle and soak you while you were walking over to Veronica's house just before your big night out.
God, I hated Reggie.

Amazon Woman said...

It is a house of people living under an alias.

Keep smilin!

Ma Horton said...

Does this mean that my little cranky ass Redford has to be an Archie ?

Newsguy Bob said...

Well, Ma, Cranky Ass Redford is kind of a redhead like Archie...

Holy identity crisis, Batman! As pointed out by AW, a whole family of aliases: N@, Corn, Reggie, and don't forget Flea's original name, which I promised earlier never to repeat...
Are you guys in some kind of witness protection program or something?

Maria said...

Next thing we will find out is that N@ is NOT really Nat but "Bertha" os something along those lines.

I hate that name Bertha! How much can your parents hate you to name you something like that. I also apologize to anyone named Bertha - sorry.

JB said...

My Mother-In-Law's name is Birthe, (pronounced Beer-duh, roll the r) which, loosely translated from Danish, is Bertha.
...but we call her 'B'.
Maria, she wanted me to pass on to you that she won't be sending you a Christmas card now...not because you mocked her name, but because you're Greek. Ha! Sorry!
;-P

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Twiggy said...

In my family we nickname our cars. We have Lil' Bucky, The Silver Bullet ,Mimi, and the SUV got the name 'Big Bertha'. Bc i hate SUVs and Bertha just suited it so well. :P