Obviously a lot since I can’t let this lie. Pretty much right from the beginning I have not been very fond of the name Schloobie. I mean, it’s sweet that Declan made it up and all – but… seriously. It sounds like a mix of Scooby Do, Boob, and Lube. I have been thinking about changing it for a long time… and since it’s a pain in the ass for both you and me – if I change it, I am changing it once, and once only.
The only alternative name that I like and has stuck with me is Aimzoo. “Aim” being my nickname for Aimee… and “zoo” kind of from the zoo of our lives. Although, as Bryan pointed out, it’s not like our life is all that wild and crazy. Similar to how I seriously hate it when people use the word “party” as a verb. Barf. But I think of it more like yazoo, yahoo… that sort of thing.
I also played around with using the number 3, or even 3 in German (drei – prounounced “dry”) for the three of us. Of course, then Bryan pointed out all sorts of sick “threesome” connotations for every idea I had. Weirdo.
When I have mentioned the idea of changing the name to the Inner Circle, they hated the idea. Some of it is, I am sure, that everyone is used the the silly name that is Schloobie at this point – not to mention they are supremely lazy and don’t feel like changing their bookmarks.
So, now I bring the idea to you. Because I am certainly lazy too… and not a little bit wishy-washy, to boot. I have been having so much fun talking to you all through the comments – I figure you all can solve this problem for me in snap.
What do you think? Should it stay or go? What do you think of my idea thus far? Other ideas I haven’t thought of?*
*That I will not be paying you for.
Edited to include: Another contender is Greeblemonkey. (Thanks Irish!) Greeble and Monkey both being my son’s nicknames while he was in vitro. Greeble even ended up as Declan’s second middle name. On his birth certificate. That irritated Bryan’s sister to no end, which made it all the more amusing. We’ve owned the URL since Declan was born but Bryan uses it mostly for his 3D stuff… so I would have to wrestle him for it. Any suggestions for devious drop-kick maneuvers?