Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ask the Internet: Cookbook Contest! New Name for Husband-Elect?

Sweet readers! Today’s question is pretty self-centered, but what are blogs, if not digital representations of our desperate need for validation on a mass scale? Also, the winner gets a cookbook! Whee!

Q: A long, long time ago (37 days) in a galaxy far, far away (Lawn Guyland, Noo Yawk), I married a man of unparalleled awesomeness and beard-growing ability. Until that fateful evening, he was referred to on this blog as Husband-Elect. Now he has been … uh … sworn in (?) as my spouse, we need a new moniker.

What should we call The Artist Formerly Known as Husband-Elect?

A: Our favorite name will receive a copy of Giada De Laurentiis’ newest cookbook, Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California. (We went to Italy for our honeymoon, and I hear California is very nice, so it's kind of fitting.)

As always with these kinds of things, there are a few rules:
  • Entries must be in by this Thursday, October 14th, at 6pm. 
  • One entry per person.
  • Entries must include your idea and a name with which we can identify you. No anonymous comments, please.
  • Winner will be announced in this Friday’s Top Ten Links post.
  • In the case of a repeated idea, the commenter who mentioned it first will receive the cookbook.
  • No family or friends of CHG bloggers can enter. Sorry, Ma.
Hope that makes sense, sweet readers. Can’t wait to see your ideas, and don’t forget to log on later for Jaime’s newest Green Kitchen column!

Want to ask the interweb a question? Post one in the comment section, or write to Cheaphealthygood@gmail.com. Then, tune in next Tuesday for an answer/several answers from the good people of the World Wide Net.

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87 comments:

Kitty said...

How about ROSS (Ridiculously, outstandingly supportive spouse)?

Rebecca said...

How about The Ex-Boyfriend or The Former Fiance?

Kira said...

How about The Food Dude? Congrats on making it official!

Sherry Strother said...

How about "the husband of choice"/or the Chosen One (or is that too biblical?)

Candice H. said...

Husband-Select! A play on elect, but you Selected him!

Anonymous said...

My first husband

catj07 said...

My Mr.

Claire said...

In keeping with the traditions of politics, which you did with the husband-elect moniker, how about Mr. Husband?

Marcia said...

The Mister CHG

Shoshana said...

How about "Sous Chef"?

Claire said...

I'm going to revisit my comment from before and offer the Husband-in-Residence, the Husband-in-Chief, or the Chief Executive Husband.

Claire said...

Oh, but if I have to choose one, which I guess I do, I'll go with Husband-in-Chief.

Sorry, didn't mean to break the rules!

Anna said...

His Hubness?

dropdeaddusty said...

Captain Weirdbeard of the good ship C.H.G.

Christa said...

My Bearded-Half or BeardMan. My husband would love those names. There is something about men and growing a nice bushy beard. They think it's the coolest thing ever. lol. Congrats to you and the hubby! :)

annecara said...

How about The Executive Husband?

Erin said...

To continue with the political theme, now that he's been sworn in so to speak, how about the Commander in Chef or the Chef Executive?

Jennifer said...

How about Husband-Elected? Simply add one letter to represent his upgraded status!

Christa said...

I don't want to break the rules either! lol. If I had to pick I would say My Bearded-Half. I think it's cute!

wosnes said...

I posted this earlier. After election but before inauguration, the President is the President-Elect. After inauguaration, he (so far!) is the President. I like the Husband.

Sara said...

I was reading over these comments, trying to come up with some funny new moniker, perhaps even with the initials CHG...but not too similiar (otherwise that would be confusing)
Then, I came up with "Cheap Good" and paused. (Does that sound too mean?)

So I scratched that. I now humbly offer up "Cheap Date", personally because I think its cute (?) and if you kind of think about it, if you want a date night but can't find anyone to go on said date with; well, that what your charming spouse is delightfully happy to oblige, right? and yes, that's not the actual definition of "cheap date", i know, but you can turn it into a cute one.

or, for something absolutely unrelated to anything

"All Mine"

Jane said...

How about "the band"

Gina R said...

My vote is for the 'Husbeast'.... I love that term. And always said fonly.

Kaitlyn Baker Wessels said...

How about "Sir Husby"!?

M Family said...

How about CHH? Cheap Healthy Husband lol

JB said...

"Husband of the Blog"

Sarah said...

How about HWMBF (He Who Must Be Fed)?
or: HWE (He Who Eats)?

Some others:
Mr. Kris
Mr. CHG

k7 said...

"My Better Half".

Procrastamom said...

HOTUS (like POTUS, but with Husband of...)

Mom to J & J said...

I always refer to my husband as "favorite husband". It reminds me to always appreciate him and if he is on my ****list I can call him second favorite husband and he knows he did something. Congrats!

ammo said...

You named him yourself: TAFKAHE

i.e., The Artist Formerly Known as Husband-Elect

I would pronounce it taff-kah-hee

Nicki said...

The SOUS Chef... aka Seemingly Outwitted Unabashed Spouse. Or whatever you want the acronym to stand for! :) (My Mom calls my Dad her First Husband, lol, but I'm sure that's already in the comments!)

Ashlee said...

How about using "Marito" somehow? Marito is Italian for Husband. Like:

"Marvelous Marito," or "Magnificent Marito,"or "Magnetic Marito?"

or just some kind of adjective that you feel describes him like your "Handsome Marito."

I also really like people's political Husband in Chief ideas.

Can I make a request? I'd really love to see a wedding picture! I bet others would too!

Ashlee said...

or how about your Italian Lover?

Ashlee said...

Oh darn. I just re-read the rules. If I have to choose just one I think I'll go with Italian Lover.

Potato Diva said...

How about EFH meaning: Effcious Frugal Husband. Efficious being the most important word. go to dictionary.com thesauras and look up various different similar words to your liking.

Lovely challenge.

Good luck on finding your new nickname for this wonderful man.

JuLo said...

Shackles! The Committed Mr.

Bunnie said...

I love bearded men. How about Mister Whisker?

Potato Diva said...

Effecious Frugal Genuine Husband. EFGH.

Didn'tthink my other comment went through so i resent.

Sara said...

Husband of Mine (HOM)

Sara said...

reread the rules :( one entry--really?

good thing I came up with another one: how does "Mr. Good" sound to you?

ilikecoffee said...

"that guy I married"

Karin said...

"The Bloke"

;-)

Mirya said...

Healthy-good-husband (HGH, because he is your... love steroid?).

nancyz said...

DH as in Dear Husband

Jennifer said...

Commander in Chief has been said, but I really think it should be co-commander in Chief. He's not the boss of you is he?

Ashlee said...

Okay I'm changing my mind again. I like the "Mi Marito." Can you tell I am at work with NOTHING to do?!?!

Jenna said...

I ended up calling mine The Spousal Unit.

It works.. and he's weird enough to enjoy being called something that sounds like I ordered him out of an IKEA catalog.

Congrats on the wedding by the way.

StephG said...

"My Lobster" from Phoebe's Lobster Theory on Friends. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WViFQiRgs0

Sara said...

Keep it simple - 'The Mister.'

Heidi said...

CHarGer - one who buys (food), a plate to serve food on or the steed ridden by any good Prince Charming (and I assume since you married him, he IS your Prince Charming!)

Kim said...

Eugene. I'm a little surprised you even had to ask. ;o)

kaitum said...

In the spirit of Husband-Elect, how about Husband-Incumbent? :D

Jackie said...

I call mine "Husbandit" It's awsome!

-Jackie

Susan Hagen said...

The Spousal Unit

Amanda said...

The First Mate

Pat in New Hampshire said...

This is probably too basic, but I really like "The DH". Standing for "Darling Husband", or on other occasions, "Doggone Husband!" Very versatile.

Congratulations on your marriage!

Autumn609 said...

I can't decide between That Guy I Married

or

Food Taster in Cheif

I call mine my guinea pig all the time. And he still keeps eating (I felt bad about the miso apple braised pork, tender just not much flavor)

Laura said...

Man Stuff.

Simple, elegant, to the point. As in, "The Man Stuff and I went to this great new Italian place for dinner." "My gorgeous Man Stuff made me breakfast this morning." Or, "How's your Man Stuff?" Anyway, I like it, and my husband answers to it, so that's a bonus.

Tomiko said...

the CEO (chief eating officer)

kazari said...

I've always refered to my husband as my 'partner in crime'

Mandy said...

My suggestion is "Official Taste Tester". My dad has always assumed this role while my mom was cooking and it fits perfectly.

Mandy said...

I suggest "Official Taste Tester." My dad has always assumed that role as my mom cooks. They have had 38 years of marriage so it must work!

Delilah said...

The Hubster?

Sequoia Scott said...

hungry man

Kimberly said...

Chief Eater!

Abby said...

You all are so clever! What about your Kitchen Accomplice?

Alexandra said...

Equally Yolk-ed!

alicia said...

Charming Hubby Good.
Mr CHG when being formal or the cHubbyg when being informal

MS said...

I got an error page, so just in case, I'm trying again:

"The Husbanator"

DMBY said...

Chief Husband Officer!

Cindy said...

How about His Manliness? As in, "His Manliness gave this recipe two thumbs up!"

Nato said...

Husband Pro Tempore (or pro tem)? Of course, that may be easy to take in an offensive way. :D

Another Girl said...

Husband-Select or Husband-Selected.

April said...

Others have already said it, but I like, "That guy I married"

Emma said...

My suggestion: Husband Pro Tempore, or Husband Pro Tem for short.

Via Wikipedia: "The President pro tempore (also referred to as President pro tem) is the second-highest-ranking official of the United States Senate and the highest-ranking senator."

Perk: It could be abbreviated to HPT when you're really in a rush.

Dee Seiffer said...

Don't know if it is jinxed, but I called my first husband my "hunka, hunka burnin' love." You could refer to him as the HHBL. I am on to the second husband, for whom I have no knick name. Obviously, the name didn't add enough to create marital longevity.

We have 5 young adult kids. With them, refer to ourselves as the "'rental units."

Congrats on the change in marital status. I concur with an earlier post, wedding photo, please!

Heidi E said...

Initially, I was thinking something along the lines of "the hotness" or something like that, but then something involving zz top (their beard's obviously), so maybe "zz hot" or "zz hotness" or something related.
p.s. I heart your blog! :) Your so awesome!

mrs button said...

Honorable Husband (Hon. Husband/HH for short... As a play on the political aspect of Husband Elect. But also because he is an honorable man!)

cassandra said...

I'm going to go with "The Chief".

annski said...

Hubs. Or, for formal occasions, Le Hubs. It's brief, yet descriptive and affectionate.

AJP said...

Husband-for-Keeps! From my earlier comment. Thought I'd throw it in there...

Shili said...

How about "The Hungry Hubby" or HH for short?

laceandsteam said...

How about Mr. CheapHealthyGood or Mr. CHG for short.

KristinJG said...

Baby-Daddy-Elect

CJ said...

My Sturtamour

Please forgive me if this is a double post. I didn't see it up so thought I'd post again before the time deadline.

44alison ~ Mare said...

Hubcap