I am still yet to hear a good term that is our own cultural creation equivalent of "the aughts." I say the letter O if referring to any year between 2001-2009, as in, "I was married in O 7."

but tonight a good one finally occured to me. I am going to call the aughts "the dubs." As in, "I was married in dub 7." It was the Dubya era, the emergence and popularization of the seeds of future music (dub-step), and, dub=20, so the calendar reference is imbedded and logically consistent.