Saturday, July 3, 2010
What's in a Name?
Many people including some of you, have asked me about my name...bunny and how did I get that name from Victoria. Believe me it's made for some funny stories over the years...but I won't get into that right now. But what I will get into, is how this name was created. Let's start with my birth, which is funny all by it's self.
I was born Thanksgiving morning in a hospital or more to the point, the hospital bathroom or even more to the point, the hospital toilet. Yep...my mother was in labor in her hospital room and had to go to the bathroom or so it seemed. The nurses would've let her and as soon as they left the room, my mother jumped off the bed (it was high off the ground) and fell in the process. And so, as she naturally went to the loo...here I come. She pressed the emergency button and by the time the nurse came in to check,there was my mom holding me as she sat on the pot. Then they wheeled her on a gurney with me between her legs into the delivery room. But the funny thing is, the next day after NOT seeing the Dr. for any of this, he leisurely strolled in her room the day after and asked her if she wanted to circumcise me. Hmmm,,,don't think so! And to make matters worse, a couple of weeks later, she received his bill for delivering me...they made a deal somewhere down the line..
anyways...My father used to call me honey bunny bucket. You know, as an endearing nick name and that I was told, stuck for a while until...my mother found out that the term "honey bucket" were the buckets the military used to clean out the outhouses and latrines. So then it became honey bunny and then finally bunny...so there you have it. I 've been called a lot of things...bunz, bunola, bun bun,bugs and for a while, my brother used to call me victoilet...which really would piss me off at the time, but now it's hysterical.
My husband Eric acquired his name in a very strange way too.
When he was born, my in-laws didn't have a clue as to a name. When a nurse asked Elizabeth (mil) his name, she told her that she didn't know and what names do you like? It just so happened that the nurses sister had just given birth a week ago and said that they had named him Eddie. Hmmm, Elizabeth thought, that's a good name and after talking to Tony (fil) they decided, yep...Eddie it is. The problem was, that Elizabeth's German accent was so strong, that when the recorder came around and asked her the baby's name...the Eddie name sound just like the Eric name..and the recorder promptly wrote down Eric...instead of Eddie. Good thing they liked that name too....me too! So there you have it folks...don't get me started on Meredith and Raquel....I'm just sayin'