January 26, 2008

It's The Nickname Meme!

Sweet Ariel tagged me for this fun little Meme!
Here are the rules : Post a link to the kitty who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog. List your real name, how you got your real name, nicknames you like/tolerate, and nicknames you wish your humans would stop calling you. Tag several kitties, and write a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged. I wrote about this once before here, but here they are again!
My name was destined to start with a "P." There was no doubt about this because Puff and Powder were already here and I had a "One Who Came Before" sister-kitty named Payton who was very dear to the family. My name had to start with "P" and when my Daddy first spotted this feral, skinny, sorry-looking kitty in the alley behind his apartment (me!!!), the "I wonder what I can name this kitty" had started - even before my Mommy knew I existed. If you click on my Catster badge you can learn a lot more about this. Anyway, as I started to trust Daddy and it became apparent that I was going to join the family, Mommy and Daddy started to try out names. Here are some examples that did not pass the test - Pumpkin (please, me?, Pumpkin?), Posey, Pandora, Pella, Piker, Puck, Peeker and Pouilly (pronounced Poo-Lay) 'cause that's my Mom's favorite wine. Pouilly almost was my name, but Mommy did NOT want my nickname to be "Poo." Parker seemed to fit and I would look at Daddy when he said it. Parker it was - but here's the thing a lot of you kitties don't know. My name is pronounced like this...."Paaaakha." Why? Because of a little girl who lived in the apartment next to my Daddy. She was fascinated by me and always would point at me and say "Paaaaaaaakha!" It stuck. And I am glad it did, cause if you knew me in real life, I am a Paaaaaaaaakha. Here's the household nicknames -
Snugglebottom (me)
Airplane Ears (me)
ParkerPussPorkyPie (guess!)
PuffPuffSnuggleUp (Puff)
Puffster Lovester (Puff)
PuffitupPuffitup (Duh, Puff)
PowderWowder (Powder)
IttyBittySweetieWeetie (Powder)
LittleGirlyGirlKittyBumps (Sigh...Powder)
Rudy Tootie Fresh and Fruity (Rudy)
The Ruuuudster (Rudy)
RudyDoodyWhere'sYourFoody (Sheesh, Rudy)
SugarPieHoneyBunchYouKnowThatILoveYouuuuuu (whoever is in Mommy's arms)
I tag anykitty who hasn't done this yet!

If that's a treat you're holding, I don't care what you call me, just call me, I'll be there!

21 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Thanks for telling us how your name is pronounced Parker. :) Your name suits you. :) You all have a lot of fun, silly and interesting nicknames! :)

Gandalf & Grayson said...

We are very glad your name is not Poo.

We pronounce your name Paaakaa anyway, cause our Mom and Nama & Grampy use to live somewhere far away called Massachusetts. That's a long word. And they talk funny there.

Yoggie said...

Wow, that are a lot of nicknames you have. I think I will do this meme, too. Although most of the names are German..

Monty Q. Kat said...

Airplane ears???

michico*Adan said...

Dear Parker,

We have a saying here, while cat puts their ears back, we call it airplane ear~!
I don't know if it's the meaning you say, but it's here we say~!

You all have great nicknames~~

Purr,
Adan

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

ah yes ...
snugglebottom.
a grate nickname.
luv--jh

Honey P. Sunshine said...

RudyDoodyWhere'sYourFoody....ha ha ha ha

Team Tabby said...

Those are hilarious nicknames! We have a cousin cat called Poo, Poo - glad you didn't get stuck with that name, ha.

Mindy & Moe

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Would it be ok if it was Pooh?

The Cat Realm said...

All your nicknames are incredible, hahahahaha! Thank you for the story, that was very nice. And of course the pronunciation! We had pronounced your name wrong all these moth....
And thank you for tagging us - we haven't done it yet and were yearning to do it!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Porkie Pie? That is so unfair!

Daisy said...

I really like the name Parker. And you all have some cute nicknames, too.

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Paaaaaaaaaakha Haha those are some funny nicknames.We're glad you didn't get called Poo, but I get called Snugglebum all the time.
Flynn

Sunny's Mommy said...

What cute nicknames all of you have.

Puffitup Puffitup had me laughing :-D Puffitup Puffitup! Hahaha!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

How cuuuuutttee! IttyBittySweetieWeetie. I finks dat's a cool name for my sweetie. It shure fits.
~Beau Beau

Princess said...

I do have airplane ears too. Sometimes it is all you can do...
This are fine names. Mommie calls me pinkieprincesscurlypants :-P

Kimo & Sabi said...

WOWY - how do you keep track of all yer names?!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Snugglebottom is a lot better den Speedbump. I gess if yoo lay in da middle of da hallway dat is what happens.

MoMo said...

I agree what your caption; I answer to anything if there is treat invloved.

Black Cat said...

Parker is Perfect! And I already pronounced it Paaaaaaakha coz I'm English so I knows how ta tork proper, hee hee! Actually, I can't think how else it could be pronounced... could you spell out the alternative(s) please? I love the nicknames too, they're great:) xxx

Forty Paws said...

Wowee. That's a bunch of nicknames!

Luf, Us