Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?

Categories:The FLOLife

Feelin’ the need for a lil’ levity up in here, so I’m gonna take on the most FAQ of my life – How did you get the name Cookie? Just between you and me, I am named after this man:

Edd Byrnes. This is actually the first time I’ve ever seen a pic of the fella. He’s cute enough, I guess. Do we resemble at all? No, we shouldn’t. He’s not my dad or anything. He starred in a TV show entitled 77 Sunset Strip, which ran from 1958-1964. The hunky star, whose character was named Kookie, must have made an impression on my pre-pubescent mom because I am his namesake. When the ‘rents had the proverbial bun in the oven (i.e., me) they called it their lil’ cookie. To my knowledge, they never intended for the name to stick at my birth, but it did. Ole Edd has a hit single entitled “Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)” that you can download on Itunes or check out in my sidebar. A must-have for any playlist! He was quite the predecessor to the metrosexual – perfectly styled and coifed ‘do at all times.

My maiden name was Eaddy. A most unfortunate pairing. I’ve heard “Eaddy all the cookie” more than once in my day. Certainly there were times I longed to be called Susan or Jane or Sara, but I have grown into Cookie.

As a flirty high school and college student, I tucked my chin, tilted my head, batted my lashes and swore in my most Southern drawl that I was named Cookie because I was sooooo sweet. Huh!

After graduating from college and accepting my first teaching position at TL Hanna (yes, the movie Radio should ring a bell), I declared my name to be Sheila. I abhorred that decision. I really did not know who she was, nor did I like her.

I love being Cookie. People remember my name. They are interested at best, puzzled at worst, why a 35 year-old mom chooses to be called Cookie. I didn’t really choose it, but I love being the ole’ Cookmeister.

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4 Comments

  1. Mark
    September 6, 2008 at 3:49 am

    I am still partial to your more recent name, “Velvet Dagger.”

  2. erika chapman
    September 6, 2008 at 3:51 am

    Oh how I love your name! First of all b/c the thought of the bakery delicacy makes me feel good inside but also I love how my dumb stereotype of that name is such a flip of who and what you are. I do love that. You are a warm, yummy chocolate chip COOKIE in my book. Love you friend! Enjoy the rain tonight.

  3. Scarlett
    September 6, 2008 at 4:39 am

    Cookie is a WONDERFUL name for you…It fits, because you are so sweet!! Glad to know the story behind the name 🙂

  4. Emma
    September 6, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Hey,
    I glad you stopped by. I did playgroung duty yesterday and Campbel cried for just a minute so I picked her up. She is sooo light compared to Kate. She wasn’t hurt though. She just wanted some love. Let me know if you want to do some pics. See you at the gym. christina

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