Duckie might need a new name

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I've been calling my difficult child "Duckie" for most of the time since I joined the board in 2004 (she was three). It started as a joke because she would Duckie and cover when playing catch in the back yard.

    But, Duckie turns 9 next week. And Duckie sounds like such a little girl name. I'd like some thoughts on a new board name for her. Maybe we can do a poll if there's more than one I especially like. :)

    Here's a bio of sorts: She's a good student but can be very disorganized. She likes Club Penguin, Toontown, Littlest Pet Shop, American Girl and Build-A-Bear but considers herself a tomboy. She has a wickedly evil sense of humor. She plays nicely (and appropriately!) with boys because, in her words, they're people too!

    She's lazy and sluggish about chores, etc. Her sensory issues still rear their ugly head from time to time. Has a huge sense of entitlement. Tends to be anxious, which turns easily to anger and frustration. She has music talent but doesn't wish to study and practice. Loves to draw and create things.

    Loves animals and they love her right back. Usually empathetic to others that are struggling (unless their behavior impacts her). She loves to swim and is doing quite well in her lessons. Is learning to stand up for others when she has the power to do so. Is a great girl scout. Has been a cheerleader for three seasons. Manipulates her Daddy an awul lot. Is self conscious about her asthma and allergies. An only child.

    So... any ideas?
  2. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    She will always be Duckie to me!!!!

    I can't think of a name. She has the best smile around!
  3. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Oh no no! :nonono: She remains Duckie! I have a hard enough time keeping everyone straight. And my other board (not parenting related) just had a bunch of old members change their names. I can't deal with this too!!!:angrygirl:

    But if you insist...maybe Swan? lol
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Keep calling her Duckie here. That way we know who she is - tween or not. :D
  5. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I agree.....she's always going to be Duckie! LOL Besides, it doesn't always sound like a little girl name. Didn't you ever see Pretty In Pink? I still can't watch Two and a Half Men without seeing Duckie do the lip sync to that song in the record shop!
  6. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Keep it Duckie! She'll always be Duckie here.
  7. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    You may have to find a different pet name at home but she'll always be Duckie to me.

    I still call ktbug, ktbug. Sometimes it's just the Bug. She hates it....I just smile. Reminds me of the earlier days when I could rock her to sleep & dance cheek to cheek with her in the middle of my kitchen.

    I won't lose those memories.
  8. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Aww...She will always be Duckie to Its not a little girls name anyway...ever watch NCIS? There is a Duckie on there!
  9. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member


    I think the results are in - Duckie is what we all know her to be!

  10. Star*

    Star* call 911

    After you described her - except for the cheerleader thing?

    You could call her Star. lol .....(Oh don't be scared) :tongue: - she's so right on the money about boys.

    If there were a name to graduate to from Duckie ---as a young lady?

    She has turned into a beautiful Swan....which leads us to calling her Swannie

    That sounds like Swammie....and so we are back to

    Duckie ;)
  11. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I think you have your answer, TM! :D
  12. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Hey I have an idea....

    How about


    N started calling K- Kiki when she was very young from "Kiki's Delivery Service" (Awesome cartoon by the creator of Totoro) and because she could not pronounce her real name. She will always be Kiki even though we call her both names off and on.
    Some names just stick.
  13. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    What about Daisy? Girl Scout, great smile, happy child. She may still be thought of as Duckie here, but if you start using another name here eventually it will start to be used.

    What does SHE think about the name Duckie? Is SHE ready and wanting a new name? Or is she fine with Duckie? in my opinion that should be the important thing. What SHE wants.
  14. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Keep Duckie.

    My favorite cousin Anne is going to be 60 this year and she's still "Peach" to me and I'm still "Tudie" to her.


  15. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thanks everyone... I guess it stays Duckie! :bigsmile:

    Susie- This forum is "my" place to go, I respectfully decline including Duckie in the decision making process. ;)
  16. ML

    ML Guest

    Princess Duckie!
  17. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    NOOO! She might act like a princess but she thinks she's a tomboy! :rofl:
  18. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    easy child's aunt's name is Merinda. Of course, when he was little he couldn't say Merinda, so he called her ReRe (long e). He's 18 years old and a full foot taller than her (she's only 4'10"), and it's still Aunt ReRe.

    Duckie stays.
  19. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I have a niece ReRe, Heather!

    And even tho it appears the polls have closed, I vote Duckie, too.

    She may rename herself one of these days, anyway. Who knows. Names like that come from the funniest places and things.
  20. Star*

    Star* call 911

    The mighty duck!!