Don’t you just want to snuggle up next to that guy and wrap its “eight arms…and two longer tentacles” around you? Well, thanks to the fact that we nicknamed our baby “Squid,” we get to do just that with the stuffed animal my Mom had shipped directly to Travis’ office. (nice work, Mom!)
Now the little guy resides happily on the floor next to our bed (we’d consider allowing it up on the bed except for the fact that its over-sized plastic eyeballs don’t exactly make for the coziest of pillows – seriously, check out the size of those things!).
Oh, and yes…you read that correctly…our baby’s nickname is Squid. But I guess what you really want to know is how we missed the memo that most baby nicknames are inspired by food products (peanuts, pumpkins, beans, etc.)…and where on Earth Squid originated from?
Well, Squid was lovingly (and hilariously) nicknamed by Uncle Christopher. After receiving the shocking and exciting news that he was going to be an Uncle, Christopher first asked a series of probing questions and then proceeded to flail his arms around (resembling some type of creature) when he suddenly proclaimed, “You’re going to have a little Squid!”
And it was as simple as that. Squid stuck.
And you know what? It’s shockingly catchy and fun to say. It even seems completely natural until, of course, you’re talking to someone not quite in the loop yet. Then it can get a little awkward because you’re so thrilled about Squid, and the person you’re talking to wantsto be excited about Squid, but they don’t exactly know who or what Squid is and therefore have no idea how to react. Luckily, that hasn’t happened too many times and when it does, it’s a pretty quick fix (“Squid is our baby. Obviously!”).
Anyway, I wanted everyone to know why Squid’s name is Squid because as of tomorrow, Squid will have a REAL name! That’s right, tomorrow is the big unveiling!
Is Squid a boy or a girl?
What’s your guess?