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What's Your Child's Nickname?

Does Your Child Have a Nickname?

Some parents had their children's names picked out since they knew they wanted to be a mom. Others wait until they meet their lil fellas face-to-face before giving them a lifelong label. Often considered in the name game are the potential nicknames that can develop. William can quickly turn into Will, Bill, Willy or Billy but does a parent consider Mackenzie will turn into Mack? Whether you picked it out or not, does your child have a nickname?

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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
Sophie: Sasha called her that from when she was named, because he couldn't properly say Sigrid, and it just stuck. That's how I got my nickname! My name is Jennifer. My dad insisted from Day 1 that I was Jennifer, not Jenny and definitely not Jen. My twin brother couldn't pronounce Jennifer, I've been Jen ever since he learned how to talk. My daughter's name is Elizabeth, which has a million nicknames. We call her Liz, and she responds to Liz. If she decides she'd rather go by Elise or Lisa or Betsy or Tibbie or one of those million nicknames, I'll let her do it.
Drewsfan Drewsfan 7 years
Brody has a ton of nicknames. We call him Bubba, Bubba-boo, boo-bear, boo, baby boy, hubba bubba, and sometimes I'll call him pumpkin or punk.
sophiashortcake sophiashortcake 7 years
my cousin couldn't pronounce my name which is Sophia so he called me Phia
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
My daughter's name is Tatum, so she doesn't have any short forms for her name, but we do call her Tater or Tater tot pretty often :)
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
don't have any kids yet but I've always wanted to name a baby boy james and call him jay. Or any name starting with the letter J and call him jay.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I abhore nicknames, if you want your child to be called something like "nick" or "Cam" name them nick or cam. not nicholas and cameron.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
My daughters name is Kairi - pronounced ky-ree, so i don't really think there are going to ever be any nicknames. Kai is too much of a boys name, though her and her friends might try in junior high. I just cant see it being shortened much.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
luckyme, I love the name Peyton for a girl! My baby girl is named Romy, which is actually a nickname for Rosemarie, made famous by a German actress. So we did it the other way around. I sometimes call her Rosemarie, but I'm really the only one who who does that.
techkim techkim 7 years
My older son Tevin goes by T. Our 15 month old son is Tanner so we call him T2 but mostly Bubba. Yes yes LOTS of people hate that but I see it short for Baby Boy and I did the same with my first son but we stopped calling him that after a couple years.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 7 years
Son, named Alexander is nicknamed Ali... only myself and a few close family members call him that.Most people call him Alex. Daughter, named Julia is usually called Jules. She HATES being called Julie, for some reason, even though it's the usual nickname for Julia.
luckyme luckyme 7 years
Our first, Peyton, doesn't really have a nickname. Sometimes we call her 'P' for short, but that's about it. Our youngest, however, picked up her nickname almost immediately. Her name is London and Peyton couldn't pronounce it so she called her 'Lemon.' We still call her Lemon regularly and it's likely something that will stick for a long time (even though now Peyton calls her Lemdon).
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