July 06, 2006

A Spelling Question

If you had a child that shared a name with the Queen of the Netherlands and a nickname with a former Prime Minister of Israel, how would you spell that nickname? Would you spell it like the insect, the infinitive form of the verb sometimes conjugated "am," Andy Griffith's Aunt, or as the former Prime Minister of Israel spells it?


Good grief, Jordana, that is some riddle!! It took my sleep-deprived brain a few minute to work it out. But I gotcha now. I choose C.

Posted by: Jo-Lynne at July 6, 2006 07:37 AM

I love that name!

Bea I would think.

Posted by: Mary at July 6, 2006 11:16 AM

Bea. The first two don't look like they refer to a person, and the last reminds me too much of the sort of cutesy names my 12 year old self planned to give to my children, like Tiffani and Kissandra, with heart shaped dots used on each "i."

Posted by: ninaradio at July 6, 2006 12:05 PM

What kind of insect is named "Arik"?

Oh. Never mind.

Posted by: skinnydan at July 7, 2006 06:57 AM

living in the south: bee

Posted by: amy at July 8, 2006 07:48 AM

I suppose "Trixy" is just right out, huh.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 10, 2006 12:16 PM


Bebe is, well, a foreign word and it risks becoming the less decorous "Babe." I don't think there is much future for a girl-child with that nickname Babe, unless it's in golf.

Beebee and Beabea are just too cumbersome.

No other near possibilities occur to me, but feel free to submit other contenders for my sensible review ;-)

Posted by: Patricia at July 14, 2006 07:37 PM