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.