I'm currently sat with a nice cup of tea reminiscing over a few old photos I came across. This is one of me when I was about three posing with my favourite dolly.
It's the only photo I know of which features this little, well loved, raggy doll. I have often heard family members talking about the 'Goobydoll' but only had a faint memory of her. When I found this piccy I exclaimed "it's the Goobydoll!"
Why the strange name? Well, dolly's name originated from my childhood nickname, Gabbagoo. Some of the family still refer to me as 'Gabba' rather than Catherine! So, why was I called Gabbagoo?
From a very young age I was a proper little telly addict and my first favourite tv programme was 'The Flintstones'. How could you not love them? I still love them even now, several decades later. I'm told that I did a very good impression of Fred Flintstone and his famous catchphrase "Yabbadabbadoo!".
You can probably guess the rest…as I was still very tiny and not so good at pronouncing my words it came out as "Gabbagabbagoo!". Apparently I used to get very animated and would shout Gabbagabbagoo whenever The Flintstones came on tv! Thus it became my nickname and has stuck for almost 40 years since toddlerhood!
I'd love to hear from you. Do you have a nickname? How did yours come about? I'm looking forward to reading your comments! Keep it clean, ha ha!
Love Catherine x