I call him Crandyhamme

Since I have never stated my husband’s real name on this blog, I thought that today I would at least share his plethora of nicknames with y’all. They have morphed and multiplied over our 10 years together, and there are more than I could count. This is possibly due to the fact that when I’m feeling particulary affectionate, I speak in gibberish. In fact, just the other night I exclaimed in a transport of cuddliness “I’m going to schmandy* your bott**!!!

*Schmandy = not even I claim to know what this means–but I like to keep the possibilities open

**Bott = body + butt

Anyway, on to the nicknames. Here’s what we got!

-Babes / Baby / Babycakes / Babzerillo

-Sweet thang / sweeterino / the sweet the sweet


-Kiddo / Kidderino

-Honey bunches / Honey bunches of oats

-Sweetie pie / Sweetie-Bar-Pie


-Cutie patootie

-Little Guy — a term of endearment in no way connected to his height, taken from this Strongbad cartoon

-Crandyhamme / Crandyhammey / Crandy / Crandyapple

Here’s the story: we were moving from Delaware to Chicago and packing up boxes. All boxes were labeled according to their contents: BDR for bedroon, LVR for living room, BTHR for bathroom, etc. However, the particular box I was working on contained so much random stuff that I decided to label it ‘random.’ Based on my brand of silliness, ‘random’ became ‘crandom’ which then became ‘crandyhamme.’ I emblazoned this on the side of the box. At some indeterminate point and for some strange reason that even I can’t explain, I started calling my husband ‘crandyhamme’ after the box. ‘Crandyapple’ and ‘crandyhammey’ are then just obvious permutations. Don’t you agree?

-Shmanty / Schmantypants (also a nickname for my sisters)

-Spanky / spankypants (ditto on the above)

-Man hands

-Hot Stuff — ’cause it’s true. Especially when he’s doing dishes.

Or making cookies.

Or shaving. Or doing push-ups. Or even just sitting on the couch. Actually, now that I really think about it, he’s pretty dang hot at all times. See, normally . . . I don’t think. I just attack.

-Handsome / cransom

-Bestbottom / Bumgenius — These are the most recent additions to the list, debuting about about a month ago when my sister was talking about cloth diaper brands. In my defense, Crandyhamme started it by calling me ‘bumgenius’ one evening. I quickly responded in kind. And you know how they say ‘much truth is said in jest’? Well, these nicknames really reflect how I feel about him. I mean, can I help it if I think his bottom is actually the Best Bottom? Or that his Bum is a Thing of Genius??

Stay tuned Monday for some pictures of the Man of Many Names from our deep past that you will not want to miss. *snort snort*

Have a great weekend everyone!

18 thoughts on “I call him Crandyhamme

  1. Veronica

    I call my hubby “Haus” or “Den-haus” or “honey” and that’s it. I love how creative you get. 🙂 So do you not share his name for his privacy? I don’t read any part of PW’s blog except the food part, and now that I’m reading “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” it’s driving me a little crazy she only calls her man Marlboro Man. And I wonder why. Perhaps it is to keep his real name special all for herself? I thought I’d see what your reason is to better understand.

    1. Jenna

      Well (if I remember correctly) since my husband teaches as part of his PhD program, I think we wanted to make sure his students couldn’t find personal info about him on the internet. Also, when I first started blogging, the whole thing was kind of a mystery, so we erred on the side of more privacy and it’s just kind of stayed that way.

      1. Veronica

        That’s a good reason! Thanks! I know some bloggers don’t ever reveal their true identity and never even show photos of their loved ones and I understand protecting privacy, but I didn’t understand it when the rest of your loved ones are mentioned by name. Thanks for clearing it up. I wonder if PW does it to add to MM’s intrigue. Wow, abbreviating his name makes him seem a lot less…manly. LOL!

  2. Veronica

    Oh, Jenna, I thought it might amuse you to know that when I saw the nickname “Crandyhamme” I thought you got it from “Candygram”…b/c that just makes so much sense. 🙂

  3. Heidi

    I’m so happy the cloth diaper brands have incorporated themselves into your vocabulary! If ever you need more, the hilarious brands are endless, in particular bumkins. And fuzzibuns.

  4. okielicious

    Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’… yeehaw! (You’re definitely on a roll, Jenna! 🙂 Thanks for sharing a sweet glimpse of the fondness in your heart for your beloved. After 10 years, my “Man of Few Words” has many nicknames, while I have few. What does Crandyhamme call YOU??? The world awaits with bated breath…

  5. Sarah R

    I love how cute you guys are! We’re big on nicknames around here too…to the point where my it’s weird to hear my name at home.

  6. Tracy

    Hehehe, so fun! I have so many random nicknames for my hubby too – and “honey bunches of oats” is definitely in there since we both call each other “hon” a lot, haha!


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