I think his name is Tanner

I’m not related to this kid, he was just super cute and he was at my cousin’s wedding. I kept asking him his name and he kept saying, “Tanner!” but it came out sounding like, “Hannah!” So I kept saying, “Hannah?” and he kept saying, “No! TANNER!” and then I kept saying, “Hannah?” And this continued for an hour. At the end I just gave up and said, “Hannah, I’m putting you on the Internet.”

  • robin


    Yes I am yelling…you guys deserve it! :)

  • Lynn

    wow. i love the tone/color of this picture. Is this straight off the camara or photofixed? If so… what did you do? I’d love to know.

    Have fun in the mountains!

  • http://jelene.modblog.com jelene

    it’s funny how people get all giddy excited thinking, “OHMYGAWD, i’m the first person to post on Dooce’s comment thingy!!” then they post, and realize that they aren’t the first, because someone else in walla walla washington is typing at that exact moment, and took the #1 first commenting spot already. then a sigh of “gosh darnit all!” kicks in and they post that. “darn i wasn’t the first person to post on dooce and i thought i was! dern.”

    haha and yeah, your swollen hand looks like a fat girl’s hand… which would look just like mine. lol

    have a good weekend reconvening the procedures several times.

  • Dana

    Bet Tanner always had socks.

    I looked at the picture before I read the post and I thought “wow Heather has kinda fat hands for such a thin girl” LOL.

    Maybe I do the crack.

    Have fun sleeping in!!

  • http://abigailvr.livejournal.com/ Abigail

    Cute kid!

    It’s probably too late for this advice, but my mom claims that meat tenderizer helps keep the swelling down on bee stings. She makes a paste and smears it on. Go figure.

  • alibean

    That face just screams mischief waiting to happen.

    *crosses fingers to post first*

  • Michelle

    Did you find out if he’s single? I’m sure I’ll still be available when he’s 16. I mean 18.

  • di

    i feel like a retard. i’m upset that i’m not first. but hey, i’m in the top 10!

    i love the name tanner! hannah, too.

  • http://occupant.org/anna anna

    my friend: what do you want to do?
    her kid: watch a bideo!
    my friend: a bideo?
    her kid: no! a BIDEO!
    my friend (with a twinkle): okay, let’s watch a bideo!
    her kid (losing it): NO NO NO! A BIDEO!
    my friend (soothingly): okay, sweetheart. We’ll watch a video.

    Peace restored.

  • http://www.dalecruse.com Dale

    Is Hannah wearing lipstick? Or is it just those great lil kid lips?

  • http://www.penelopeillustration.com penelope

    What a cutie!

  • e

    i am elizabeth. this is apparently very hard for my brother to say. so, naturally, a nickname ensued…frank. (we have no idea.)

  • beachgal

    What a cutie. And he does look like he’s up for some mischief. I bet he keeps his parents busy, and boy that reminds me what I have in store for me in a few years.

  • http://wouldacouldashoulda.blogspot.com/ Mir

    Twenty years from now, poor Tanner is going to be covered in tattoos and piercings, sobbing on his therapist’s couch that he fears he is a woman named Hannah trapped in a man’s body.

    I hope you’ll get some pictures of him, er, her, then as well.

  • kp

    i am profoundly disturbed by the comment left by “michelle”
    i’m half kidding.
    oh my.

  • http://livejournal.com/~champagne_angel CA

    For a few years when I was a toddler, I called my older sister Deet. No one had any idea why. Her name is Nicci.

  • http://whatxthexfuck.blogspot.com Michael

    Maybe he was giving you his last name? Perhaps he is related to Uncle Jesse, DJ, Stephanie, and those mun-chee-chees we sometimes call the Olsen Twins.

    He doesn’t look like Bob Sagat though….

  • marke

    Personally, Michelle’s comment was my favorite.

  • http://www.geocities.com/mross711 Michele R

    He’s so cute! I see why you had to put him on the internet!

  • patricia

    I might be a product junkie, but that cute kid needs some lip balm.

  • http://www.electricpear.ca kathe

    when my sister was a toddler, she couldn’t say my name properly. instead of kathe (pronounced same as kathy or cathy), she called me ga-ga instead. what was worse, my mom started calling me ga-ga too.

  • http://doctorsilence.blogspot.com dr. dave

    This has nothing to do with the picture of the day… but I had a dream about The Dooce last night. For some reason, four families had all moved into the same house, and we all had kids and pianos and big-screen TVs. There was a lot of discussion about what the hell to do with four pianos. “Maybe somebody could sell their piano?” “Well I’m not selling MY piano!” But some of the guys were excited about having so many big-screen TVs, cuz then they could watch, like, three football games at the same time.

    I dunno – anyway, I recall you and I had a nice chat about something unreated to furniture, although I don’t remember exactly what.

    That’s it. Hope that doesn’t sound too creepy. I’m not a crazy stalker, really.

    Dr. Dave (doctorsilence.blogspot.com)

  • http://fleckerdecarlo.blogspot.com kara

    my cousin called me “carrot” until he was about 8 years old…He thought that my name was actually Carrot and everyone was just leaving the “t” sound off the end.

  • http://lalawawa.blogspot.com Lauren

    Hannah looks good in a tie.

    My cousin could never say her own last name properly, to this day I call her doolie doorbell
    (Julie Wardell)

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/makingmywayhome Kristina

    My name went from Tee-Tee to Teeta to Hadina. I remember being very upset when Teeta went away.

    My cousin called my brothers (Pat and Nick) “Pack” and “Nit” for the longest time.

  • ashley

    what a cutie!
    look at those ears!!

    i would call him hannah too with ears like those

  • http://www.silentqueuedesign.com/babyblog sarah

    My mother’s godson went by the name of Seashoe for many years, as that’s what his older brother called him. Nobody has any idea how Seashoe came from Nathan, but it was such a cute nickname that it really stuck.

    That kid is PRETTY.

  • Weez

    I saw cowbell on E! last night! It made the top 10 most memorable SNL moments. Now I cannot stop thinking about Will Farrell dancing around, banging on the cowbell, exposing his hairy midriff.

    Cute kid. He will be trouble.

  • Quin

    My nephew couldn’t say Quin at 15 months, but he could say “Dodo”.
    I like that the little ones know me by name first.

  • http://chanelbaby.typepad.com/chanelbaby Chanelbaby

    I have to send a shout out to ANNA whose comment made me spit tea all over my monitor because I was laughing so hard. Rock on. Have fun in Park City Dooce! I see a lot of procedure in your future.

  • Heather 2

    Every child I meet instantly changes my name to ‘Hedo’ or ‘Hebo’. That ‘th’ really kills em, but it’s SO cute!

  • http://heather-anne.com Heatheranne

    When my nephew was learning to talk, he used to call me “Hodka”.

    I don’t know how he got that from “Heather”.

    Also, to this day (he’s now 14) I’m trying to figure out what “dondy” is. He used to throw holy fits looking for “dondy”.

  • Dave

    I had to overnight baby-sit for my friend’s and her sister’s kids. My friend’s kid, Whitney, was 4 and I could understand her fine. The boy, Michael, was just turning 3 and talked as if his mouth was full of sand. Any time he said anything to me, I would have to turn to Whitney and ask for a translation into English.

    By the end of the stay, and hundreds of “Whitney…what did he say?”‘s, Whitney’s response to me always began with a curl of the nostril, roll of the eyes so high you thought she was having a seizure, and ended with a huff so deep she almost spit up a lung; “He said he wants to go swimming…duh!”.

  • http://www.bandick.blogspot.com bandick

    Hi Dooce,
    This doesn’t have anything to do with cute Tanner either but I had to get this information to you, IMMEDIATELY. I spend a good deal of my time researching companies and while surfing through Novartis’ web site I discovered some news that may change your life.

    FDA Approves Zelnorm as the First Rx Therapy For Chronic Constipation. Here’s the link to the press release…

    Good luck to you and the “4.5 Million Americans” who “Suffer from Constipation Most of the Time”. I had no idea how many Americans are bound up. Sheez.

    On a side note, my godson is very into Thomas the tank engine and specifically, Percy and the freight cars. He talks incessantly about Pussy and the Fuckers. Sorry for the language. Sort of.

  • http://www.lindseyandray.com/blog.html Lindsey

    What a Stud! He looks quite fab in his tiny little bow-tie :)

  • Laurie

    To this day my parents still call me ganseberren (which is german for goose berry) along with all of its varients. Goose berry goose, goose, ganse, ganse berry etc.

    Apparently I had an odd obsession with gooseberries when I was 3.

  • http://carrie.prettyposies.com Carrie

    What a freakin’ cutie. He is so going to be a heartbreaker. Check out his come-hither eyes….

  • Valerie L.

    My niece: I’m Bobby.
    Me: Oh Bobby, huh?
    My Neice: NO I’M BOBBY!
    Me: Bobby?
    Me: Oh very nice to meet you Barbie.

  • http://www.twosittingducks.com Hannah

    Hannah’s a good name. Go the palendrome!

  • http://www.maxigueme.com maxigumee

    He looks evil.

  • Tracy

    Since he’s not related, can you maybe arrange a marriage between him and Leta? Cause think of the cute kids they’d have.

  • sab

    I hope your hand gets better soon.

  • Mari

    Loved the half-sockless baby story.

    I just wanted to say though that you might want to start carrying benadryl and an epi-pen with you. You look like you had a pretty big reaction to that bee sting. It could be much worse the next time, so please be careful!

  • http://www.kristenhavens.blogspot.com Kristen

    Truly adorable.