- Nathan Yoder was "Ninga-Nooga-Nathan-Narcus-de Barfasoi."
- Joshua Yoder was known as "Oshi-nazzer-fenuzzer-poo."
- David Yoder was "Dava-shrava-octarava-inga-stinga-woo."
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Yoder family nicknames
Some of my readers will know the progeny of Dr. J. Larry Yoder and his wife Marianne. I refer, of course, to their three sons, Nathan, Joshua, and David, all now graduates of Lenoir-Rhyne College. If, on one occasion or another, we were to hear them refer to one another, respectively, as "Narcus," "Oshi," or "Shrava," we might wonder what on earth they meant. These are all abbreviated forms of terms of endearment that evolved in the usage of their father during their childhood. Why they took these particular forms, don't ask me (though their father, Dr. Larry Yoder may be willing to tell you if you're really nice to him). The Yoder boys' childhood names in their entirety, I have learned, are as follows:
Posted by Pertinacious Papist at 1:37 PM