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Old 03-31-2013, 01:31 PM   #21
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My kids have permanent nick names. They morph and change but it is just habit. Tharen went through more than Kearnan to be honest, Kearnan was always Kare-bear or Kearny-beros and at 11 he is still Kare-bear or Kearny-beros, sometimes just Kearny. Tharen has been through more nicknames than I think I can count. For the better part of a year we called him Dandelion Fluff (at his request). He had a problem with the "th" blend and hasn't really loved his name. I called him Duckie for a long time but don't do it anymore. We call him Terror-Bear or Melon most of the time and I don't know that he will lose those names any time soon as it isn't just the family who calls him that, his entire derby team (over 20 guys and most of the local women's teams and refs too) know him as either Terror or Melon. Honestly most of the teens at the skating rink refer to him as "Melon kid". He responds better to Melon than to his own name. It is common to go by derby names though so it isn't like he is being treated like a baby in any way.

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My almost 18 y.o. will still answer to "Birdy," even in public. He's a baritone with a heavy beard.
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Our oldest dd will be four in April. She was the first girl after three boys and she has always been so sassy.
So, she gets called Sassy or Sass and I don't know if we could ever stop now. It's become part of who she is!
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We still call Faith by her cutesy name, which isn't that weird...Faithy or sometimes Faithy bug. A lot of her little friends call her Faithy, too, and she doesn't mind at all. She's only 4 though. Our other two don't really have nicknames. I guess sometimes I call Eli Bubba...
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my nickname as a baby was "Chubs" because I was a chunky baby. My grandma still calls me it
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Our lo's are respectively, Bird, Squeaky or Squirrel and Cricket. Our oldest 5, doesn't mind as long as there's no one around. I don't suspect we'll ever completely drop the nn's, but will be sure to only use them privately of they're bothered.
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Re: S/O Names - when should babyish pet names retire?

DD has been known as "Monkey Butt" since I was about 4 months pregnant. She is almost a year old and we often call her by her real name, but often she's "Monkey", "The Butt", "Monka" and lately "Sugar Plum". . . I guess when she wants me to stop, I might . . . maybe.
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My oldest got the nickname "sissy". She still insists on all her siblings calling her that. Dh and I still call her that also.

My 10 yo dd is nicknamed Butter and we all call her that still. She doesn't mind. She got that because she was born 18 inches long but 9 pounds. Dh told our then 2yo that she was a butterball and she called her butter and it stuck.

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My older teens still call my sister aunt jeje. We still call my 16 year old Blondie. So never? Or when they don't like it? My family still calls me mnm for motor mouth
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Re: S/O Names - when should babyish pet names retire?

Another vote for as long as you want and it doesn't bother the kiddo.

My sister still regularly calls our baby brother "Kit" - short for Kitten. He's 24.
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