January 6, 2011

Finding A Name

As I read different blogs, I have noticed that some women give their husband a nickname.  While not their 'real' name, this nickname reflects an aspect of their character, occupation, or personality.  It is interesting how this one word or phrase encompasses their mate and becomes his identity to us, the readers. 

What word or phrase could I choose to identify my husband?  I began to ponder what I could call Jerry, my husband, if I used a word other than his name.

“What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet.”
-          William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

What would be one word or phrase to identify my husband?

Would the meaning of his name work?
"Spear Thrower" is definitely manly, but perhaps a bit over the top.

Should I identify him by his occupation? 
"The Scientist" seems too akin to "The MAD Scientist."
No thank you.  

Should I identify him by his skills? 
"Mr. Fix-It" seems too similar to a cartoon character. 
That would never do.

Should I identify him by physical attributes or identifying characteristics? 
I am pretty sure my in-laws would not appreciate their son being called "The Tattooed Man."

What is left? 
His passion ~ music ~ specifically, drumming. 

If I had to pick just one name or phrase to identify my husband with, then it would be connected to his drumming.  He loves to play the drums. 

When I was first getting to know him, I noticed he drummed all the time
on anything and everything. 
His rhythm is outstanding
and playing a drum is a huge identifying part of him. 

It is his passion,
his identity. 

It is him.

"The Drummer"

Yes, that would be the name I would call him if you didn't already know his first name. 
Then again, you never know what may show up in a post.


  1. Love it! Very sweet post.

    Very handsome hubby, btw. :)

  2. Well-chosen name, Dorie. I look forward to hearing more about The Drummer.

    Me, well, it took us past due dates to name our children. Three days to name our cat. I cannot be creative when it comes to blogging and names.

  3. That is so funny! I love Tattooed Man, that cracks me up. He is a crazy drummer so that certainly fits.


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