Friday, March 03, 2006

Funny Name for an Uncle

I was sitting here thinking about doing the laundry and eventually ended up going down that "6 degrees of separation" line of thinking that I am famous for and ended up at .... my Uncle who is named Uncle Bunny. He is actually my Mom's Uncle so that makes him my Great Uncle or, just really old. Anyways, I've always thought and truly believed that his name is actually Bunny. Apparently this is a nickname. Just kind of weird how you go your whole life thinking something really odd (cause the name is kind of out there) is normal until someone says "oh no, hahahah that is just a nickname - silly you.". Like how I thought a grillcheese was called a girlcheese until I was like... 18. It's like a paradigm shift to find out just how wrong you are.
Just got me thinking - ya know? Like what else do I think is a truth that isn't? Next thing you know someone will tell me that the toothfairy isn't real or something as equally entertaining. Or to keep with the theme - what about the Easter Bunny?
Anyways, off to do the laundry. Anyone out there have any relatives with odd names or nicknames?
Cheers.

4 comments:

Darcy's Twin said...

Found you through the great and powerful Dan (planetdan) and I have one for you...

I have an aunt (great-aunt) named "Oneida" and grew uo calling her "Aunt Needy" and didn't even think twice about it until I saw her name written somewhere.

"Oh, someone spelled Aunt Needy's name wro...Yeah, there's Aunt Oneida's name, I thought it was spelled wrong, ha, yeah, um..."

elizabeth said...

Thanks for posting AND for letting me know I'm not the only naive one left. LOL

Laura said...

I also found your blog through PlanetDan and enjoy it...

My Aunt Winkie (actually great aunt) is called Winkie by everyone. Her real name is Vinetta so I guess I'd avoid it too. She got the nickname because on her first date with future husband Jim, he ran into friends at the restaurant, and couldn't remember her name to introduce her, so he winked and introduced her as Winkie.

It's a fun story.

elizabeth said...

That's a good nickname. That I like! Thanks for commenting.