Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Help Wanted. Apply Within.

I need a new name.

Not for me. Not for this site.

Not even for Huck (although I think maybe the name I dreamed for him might have been Michael or Mark. I think he could get away with being a Mark in real life, actually, but that's not the point of this now rambling post.)

I need a new name for the next guy I start to date.

I mean, not that there is a guy, I'm not saying that. (Although I'm not not saying that either, I'm just, well, anyway, stop looking at me like that I'm not saying anything!)

Anyway, at some point I'll have to meet someone and start dating them, right? I can't remain single for too long of a stretch (or else what would I write blog posts about?) and so if and when I do start to date someone, wouldn't it be nice if he already had a name and I didn't have to try to come up with one that made sense or whatever? (Because I've got to be honest, when I talk to people who know me both here and in real life [like B and S, who I got to hang out with this weekend, HI GUYS!] I start to get confused with who I named so and so and what's his name and why did I ever call him that anyway oh right, but really my brain can't hold too much more bizarre stuff in there holy smokes ramble much today?)

And therefore (yay, abrubt break!) I'd like some ideas from you in terms of naming my next possible .... (what do you call a guy you're dating? not "boyfriend" so, what? datee?) beau.

Make me proud y'all!


Blogger McGone said...

what do you call a guy you're dating? not "boyfriend" so, what? datee?


You should do a post that's a glossary for all the nicknamed boyfriends (or "prospects"). I'm actually a little lost these days. Sort of a "Frequently Asked Questions" post. Or "The Story So Far..." type of jumping on point.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:08:00 am  
Anonymous Dominic said...

How about "HWMO" - as a counterpart to you as SWMBO? ;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:08:00 am  
Blogger Laura said...

Haha - I call Noah my "sort-of boyfriend" but I doubt that helps.

Honestly? I think you should name them off some trait they have that reminds you of them but could never give away their identity, like how Martini nicknamed her boyfriend "Italy" because he's Italian. This of course means you cannot name them ahead of time. Anything you want to tell us?!?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:41:00 am  
Blogger dilling said...


Wednesday, November 12, 2008 4:43:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

McGone, you need a glossary? I'm impressed. That means I've dated more guys than I thought I had ;) Nah, I'll see what I can do. Eventually...

Laura, that's what I tend to do, name them off of some trait. And, no, nothing I want to tell you ;)

Dilling, tomorrow what???? Or, is that your name suggestion? :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 6:14:00 pm  
Blogger cocoa_no_gogo said...

How about "cocoa"? Of course, we would have to poison my wife first.

How about: "Mr. oh!-how-did-this-happen"?

or if you are a little more desperate,

How about: "Mr. doesn't-smell-too-bad"?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:03:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Well Cocoa, since we're not going to poison your wife, "Mr. Doesn't smell too bad" is my second choice!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:25:00 pm  
Anonymous JANET IN MICHIGAN said...


Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:42:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

That's a cute thought Janet! hee ;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:48:00 pm  
Blogger Elusive Butterfly said...

Mr Right Around The Corner?

Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:04:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

He is???? ;)

Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:57:00 am  
Anonymous Dominic said...

*feels ignored*

Thursday, November 13, 2008 9:11:00 am  
Blogger Bunny said...

Just a suggestion, how about Lucky? (as in Lucky to be a prospect for your affections?)
Or Beau/Bo?

Thursday, November 13, 2008 10:55:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Gosh Dominic, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to ignore you, I think I just spent so long trying to figure out what HWMO and SWMBO meant I forgot to ask! D'oh. Puhleaze forgive moi? (batting eyelashes and looking contrite)

Bunny, I love those two ideas! Lucky or Bo! :) Heh.

Thursday, November 13, 2008 6:37:00 pm  
Blogger writer80 said...

My family adores my friend Ben, who I refuse to date...much to their disappointment. Now they call every guy I date "not-Ben".

It generally goes like this:
Me: "Hey, I'm coming for dinner on Thursday."

My Sister: "Really? Great. (pause) Um, are you bringing not-Ben too?"

Me: "His name is Mike."

My Sister: "Right, whatever."

Not that I'm suggesting you name the next guy not-Ben. Or not-anything, really. Just that this post reminded me of that.

Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:48:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

You know what? I can imagine that being annoying for you, but it's pretty damn funny from the outside! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:58:00 pm  
Anonymous Dominic said...

Don't worry, I was never one to hold a grudge ;)

You never heard of a girlfriend/wife being referred to as "She Who Must Be Obeyed"?

Guess it must just be a Brit thing, then :)

Friday, November 14, 2008 3:16:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Basil? BASIL!


Friday, November 14, 2008 5:19:00 pm  
Blogger auntie said...

One of my guy friends refers to every guy I date as "Bob". At first I thought it was because he'd forgotten one of their names, but when I corrected him he explained that it was just too difficult to keep track, so he was gonna call them all "Bob". Um, yeah.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 3:39:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Auntie? I'm actually holding my side laughing at that thought.

"So, how's it going with Bob?" ;)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:05:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Er, hang on, Dominic, she who must be obeyed is Rumpole, not Fawlty Towers, right?

Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:47:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u should call him Kris. I have no idea why

Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:37:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Good to know. Sometimes the things you don't know why you thought them are the best :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:36:00 am  

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