Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Baby bloggy nicknames

Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great or Charles I, was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774, the first Holy Roman Emperor, and the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier.
Ages ago, I decided that, should Mike and I ever have babies, I'd give them some kind of "names have been changed" nickname for the blog.

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.
Baby #1 was Eisenhower. I actually LOVE the name Eisenhower. Also, my mom has an old photo of her uncle and Eisenhower. Apparently they were chummy when Ike was in the Philippines. Isn't that just the coolest? I think so!

I had planned on using the same nickname for baby #2, but when the time came, I just couldn't do it. I mean, what's going to happen when I get to Heaven and meet Eisenhower? He's going to be all offended that I gave someone else his name!

These are things I think about.

Anyway, the name Charlemagne just came to me one day. I was on the phone with Mary and had to be like, "Um, was he a good guy or a bad guy?" But you don't go down in history as Charles the Great if your a bad guy.

This is not indicative of the baby's potential name. Mike doesn't even like the name Charles. It's also not indicative of the gender, as far as we know. (We'll find out the gender in ~8 weeks.)

All this to say, if you see posts tagged Charlemagne, now you know why.

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