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Old 03-31-2013, 06:27 PM   #31
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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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Old 03-31-2013, 06:33 PM   #32
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My husband still gets called his nickname sometimes and he hates it. And has ask
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Re: S/O Names - when should babyish pet names retire?

My mom and Dad still both call me nicknames and I am 27. My mom calls me poodle head or punk, short for punkin. No idea where poodle head came from as I do not have curly hair. I have had many names for DD over time...bug, buggy, boo boo, schmoo, turkey, turkey leg..but I have been calling her bubby for a while now. If I call her by her given name she goes "Mooooommmm, you always call me bubby, remember??". So bubby it is
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My son is almost 4 and will hopefully start pre-k this year. If you ask him his name, he will say it's Natey. His name is Nathaniel, but we've called him Nate since he was in the hospital. Natey just happened, and it has stuck.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:10 PM   #35
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Re: S/O Names - when should babyish pet names retire?

I'm 27, and still "Ninks" to my family (my given name is Eleanor, don't ask.) The worst are its spin-offs, "Stinks", "Stinky" and "Stink-bomb", which, sadly, I still answer to, even though every time I swear on the grave of my Granny that I'll not do so again in public .

Having moved around so much, I don't have friends who knew me from childhood. I like the feeling that my nickname gives me, that there's someone who knows me so intimately, and remembers who I was when I was small.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:42 PM   #36
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Re: S/O Names - when should babyish pet names retire?

I'm 23 and still referred to exclusively as Bean, Beanie or Boo by my entire extended family, with the exception of my sister who calls me Sissy. They always used my nickname in front of my friends, and if it ever bothered me, I can't remember. Not to mention, even if it had bothered me, it's not like they would have stopped My family is serious about nicknames. None of us are ever referred to by our given names, and the grandkids have all been given nicknames that have stuck too.

I lucked out. My older brother has been called Mullet since he was young. And it's after the fish, not the haircut, which makes it even more embarrassing
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