Goog is slang in Australia for egg. As some of you have pointed out, why on earth would you need a slang word for egg – egg is after all shorter than goog. One of those grand mysteries of language. I have no idea. Although for some reason googy is a child’s word for egg – and googy or goog has made it’s way into the Australian vernacular.
So Good Goog is actually Good Egg. Hence the picture of Riley in an egg.
Looking back, Riley had many nicknames – Mooshy, Googy, Shmoo, Frue, Moosh Moosh and most recently GB (abbreviation of Googy Bear). Josh came up with most of them. Only Googy and GB have really stood the test of time. And luckily, she does know her own name, which I was concerned about for awhile. I think a lot of the names go back to her pudgy, mooshy baby cheeks. Which thankfully, she hasn’t lost, even as a two year old.
I prefer good goog to good girl. And, really I am trying to avoid ‘good’ as a term of endearment altogether. Which leaves me with a bit of a dilemma with the nickname altogether. But I’m very attached to it. The goog part at least.
As with most things, I think it will be out of my hands before I even have time to think about it much. Just this morning when Riley crawled into our bed at about 6am (sleep in!) and was lying next to me, I wrapped my arm around her and she pushed it away ‘No!’ and would vehemently say ‘No!’ any time I got to close to her.
Independence is already here.
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