Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What's in a Name?

Last night, as I was yelling "NO!" at a cat who was using my furniture as a scratching post, which then sent Stewie into hysterics because he thought I was yelling at him, I was reminded of another amusing incident.

When I was 3 months pregnant with Pooh Bear, I moved to Houston and visited my sister. She had just moved in with her fiance and they got a puppy, because apparently that's what people do when they make a commitment. I wouldn't know. My husband doesn't like animals.

Anyway, when I met the puppy for the first time I asked her its name. She replied "Pooh Bear".

I just stared at her.

"That's the name I've chosen for my baby if it's a boy."

(Yes, I chose Pooh Bear. I really wanted my whole family to be named after A.A. Milne characters and they all fit in quite well in school thankyouverymuch. No one ever teases any of them. Even Piglet.)

So, because I had a boy, I named him Pooh Bear. Honestly, I didn't think that the relationship between my sister and the fiance would last and figured he would wind up with custody of said dog and there would never be a problem.

Yeah. She married him. And then they had a kid. And they kept Pooh, the dog.

So we go to visit my sister, and they yell "POOH! NO!". And MY Pooh Bear cowers in the corner, trying to figure out why everyone in Houston hates him.

And we're going for a visit soon. Pooh is dreading it. Should be fun.


  1. Silly me...I figured Piglet was in for a daily butt kicking with a name like that.

  2. I always thought that Eeaw was a nice name for a child.

  3. That reminds me of an old Bill Cosby routine. Growing up he always thought his name was Jesus Christ because the only time his Dad talked to him was when he was getting yelled at. His brother's name was God Dammit!

  4. Hahaha!! Great story! Can your blog friends have Milne names too? I always pictured myself as Eeyore...oh bother *sad face*

    I second Trooper Thorn above - I remember that Bill Cosby story too! It was hilarious!

  5. What if you had two daughters? Is there another female character besides Kanga?

  6. yes, the bill cosby bit!! I remember that!


  7. OK. Uh...crap, I'm speechless :)

  8. I kind of always pictured myself as Kanga...the mom of the group..but I think my husband would say Rabbit because most of the time I'm running around like a nut and getting nothing accomplished..

  9. My neighbor's dog is Cody, but I always want to call him Pooh Bear.

  10. Hilarious!!! I've missed your stories.

  11. That is pretty funny.

    I have actually been to the 100 acre wood and over the bridge where they played pooh sticks in England. The trees next to the bridge are pretty bare from people tearing off twigs to play pooh sticks.

    My son would make a fantastic Tigger.


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