Thursday, January 31, 2013

What do I call my kids? - The answer!

I got lots of suggestions for my kids. Most came from people who know my kids and those suggestions were cute, funny, appropriate, smart, clever.

One of my favorites was Sine, Cosine and Tangent. But I also got Larry, Curly and Moe. Not as cute, but funny! I like Ichi, Ni, San, too - 1, 2, 3 in Japanese.

One friend suggested using a favorite superhero or other such character and that gave me an idea.

When my oldest was about 4 years old, he loved "Toy Story." What boy doesn't love talking toys, especially ones that "fall with style!"

Anyway, when someone would ask him his name, his reply was "first name, middle name, full name, Buzz Light Year Superhero." And the family even called him that for years. Not to mention, he was Buzz Light Year for Halloween one year. So, I'm thinking "Buzz" for the oldest.

So now that Disney characters are in my head, it occurred to me how much my daughter loves Tinkerbell. I think she has every Tinkerbell movie on DVD. Granted there are only a few, but she has them all and watches them. And she was Tinkerbell for Halloween. Is there a trend, here?

I like this clothed version of Tinkerbell.
Now, the little guy loves "Toy Story," too. And of course his favorite is also Buzz Light Year. However, he also loves the movie Cars. And when I asked him if he wanted to be called Buzz or Lightning McQueen, he thought about it for a few moments and said, "Lightning McQeen." He was already Buzz for Halloween, so I guess I know what he'll be this year!

There you have it: Buzz, Tink and Lightning (because Lightning McQueen is a little long). Tell me what you think. I might just use Ichi, Ni, San, especially if Disney decides to knock on my door, but until then, I hope these nicknames work!



  1. Most appropriate! Buzz, Tink & Lightning!

  2. Ichi, Ni, San sounds like your car has fleas. I like the characters, they are also far easier to remember and let's face it, your kids ARE characters. =)