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It’s Bond. James Bond and His Wife, Contessa

James Bond and His Wife, Contessa

Recently, I was reading a new blogger friend’s post about taking photos when she jokingly referred to her husband as Tarzan and herself as Jane.  I thought, “How creative!” It got me to thinking about what pet name I would lovingly assign to my hubby. For some reason he absolutely hates, “Dumplin!”

The Finalists

So I brainstormed characters that he and I admire and came up with the following list:

  1. Han Solo and Princess Leia
  2. Antony and Cleopatra
  3. Harry and Sally or
  4. James Bond and Contessa

The  quote that I remember most from Han Solo in Star Wars is “Never tell me the odds!” Let me explain why I marked this one off the list. My husband is an engineer. He thinks, plans and operates on “worst case scenario!” Enough said?

Bond, James Bond

There is one line in Antony and Cleopatra that sealed the fate of this pair. “I am no orator, as Brutus is,”  said Antony. My hubby is quite the orator. He has the most incredible memory and can name the player who made the winning touchdown in the 1965 high school game between Obscuresville and Vague Town High! That one line sealed Antony’s fate!

football fan

Harry and Sally were a close second to Bond and Contessa. The only problem with this couple is they were friends for years before they finally became a couple. We were a couple much sooner. But, I love the line Harry said to Sally on New Year’s Eve,

“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

Mario and Luigi

We were “undercover” on a mission in this photo.

The Winner

The rest of our life literally started on our first date, so I eliminated Harry from the contest. My hubby will never again hear the word, “Dumplin'” escape from my mouth. From now on, he will be referred to as 007 on both this blog and Heart for Dixie. He has always been a fan of Ian Fleming’s books and we’ve seen all the Bond movies. Once again, the quote that stands out for my hubby is from the movie, Licensed to Kill.

“In my business, you prepare for the unexpected.”

That just could not be more perfect! And I have to add that his initials are the same as 007’s.

Our daughter has been lovingly nicknamed “the princess” since the day she was born. I even wrote an acronym and put it into a lullaby that I sang to her when I rocked her to sleep. Now, she is all grown up and a lover of art. Especially Van Gogh. So I am combining the two names and she will be Princess Van Gogh.

Princess Van Gogh

My son has had a nickname that my family gave him when he was a baby. We simply and lovingly call him Aa.  He is an A+++ writer, made straight A’s through school and his name begins with an A.

Aa and Princess Van Gogh

Aa and Princess Van Gogh

And then there’s my future daughter-in-love, who will be lovingly referred to as C. She is beautiful inside and out! They make the perfect couple!


As for me, who wouldn’t love being referred to as “Contessa” from time to time? Do you and your loves have pet names for each other?


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