Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Uncle Frank and His Names



Frank has joined a long tradition of pets in Connie’s family – both her sisters have dogs and Connie has a puppy back in Canada herself, the furiously handsome Mr Benson, currently residing with her brother Abraham. Benson has many nicknames; Benny Boy, Pumpkin, Chocolate Babies etc. Even I acme up with my own nickname for him – Charles. Not sure why, but it fits.

Frank too has followed in this tradition. Starting with the much applauded name Uncle Frank, his name has been shortened to simply Frank, then Frankie (much to Connie’s annoyance) and then to many further places. So below is a current but not exhaustive list of names Uncle Frank has had to contend with:

Uncle Frank
Frank
Fran├žoise
Frankincense
Golden Baby / Golden Babies
My Baby
Puppy
Donkey
Sinatra
Dooblevay
Francis
Fronk
Spank
Spanky

The currently one is the rather fabulous Popey Francis (a play on Puppy Frank).

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