You like pet names? Good for you. I kind of hate them, which is why I'm slightly nauseated by the fact that Jef Holm calls Emily Maynard his ... oh god ... his "baby boo." KLSJALSJF gross. Jef tweeted the nickname out to the world and posted a photo of them enjoying a dinner out together in Charlotte. In case you were wondering, Baby Boo and Mr. Holm dined on traditional southern fare -- cheeseburgers with a side of sushi. Jef also tweeted that Baby Boo's baby at home had a babysitter, boos.
Emily and Jef look really happy together (but then again, so does everyone who's only been dating for a couple months), and yeah, of course they're allowed and encouraged to call each other whatever they want within the obvious legal parameters. I'm just saying that for me, I'd rather watch my parents have sex than be referred to as anyone's baby boo. It sounds so diminutive. And creepy. And all I can picture is an infant Casper the Ghost.
Also: Knock, knock. Who's there? Baby boo. Baby boo hoo? Why are you crying? It's just a joke!
See? There are so many things wrong with that nickname that it makes people burst into tears. I've been crying all morning ever since I checked Twitter.
Baby Boo and Jef have yet to settle on a date for their wedding, but since Baby Boo's been checking out the Mormon church, perhaps we'll see them walk down the aisle sooner rather than later. Mrs. Baby Boo Holm ... has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
Where do you come down on the lovey dovey nickname debate?
Photo via JefHolm/Twitter