It happened like this: Bea first became besotted with Rachel Maddow during the election season, and kept shushing us when she was on the television machine. But his efforts weren't altogether successful.
In an attempt to be helpful, I said quite loudly, "Shut UP! Daddy's talking."
Like an epiphany, we all realized that Rachel Maddow is like...totally a daddy. So the nickname stuck.
We've decided to take this national. Your help is appreciated.