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Have you ever named your child something but called them something else?

I named my DD (2 months) Amelia, but for a nick name we call her Emmy(instead of Amy because my brother's girlfriend's name is Amy). Everyone calls her Emmy, which is fine cause it suits her. I LOVED the name Amelia so that's why I wanted to give her that name, but I'll always call her Emmy (unless she's in trouble). Does anyone else do this?

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Asked by GinNTonic at 11:54 PM on Sep. 15, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I just call my kids by their nicknames. My daughter is Kayla and I call her Blondie and My son is Conner and I call him Mister

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:55 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Not really.

    My son is Simon and we call him, Si

    My daughter is Natalie and we call her, Nat or Natty

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 11:55 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Yes i named my son Gavin Luke n im Hispanic mostly Spanish speakers in my fam so my fam really cant pronounce his name, we call him Lucas,sometimes i want to change it to Lucas but at school everyone knows him by Gavin, hes very popular in school n i want to keep that.

    Answer by gabby06 at 11:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • my son's name is michael david and we call him davey...or bear.

    Answer by erinwhitt at 11:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • my daughter is alexis..i call her lex, lexi, and lexi-lou..
    when i came up with alexis...i chose that name because i looooooove the name alex...and i figured i would call her alex..i called her that once...and it didnt sound i havent ever again...but now i love lexi :)

    Answer by wishinforlove at 11:58 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • My daughter's name is Kalina, but I call her Lina sometimes.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 11:58 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • savannah- anna

    Answer by katifritz at 12:01 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • My boys are Taden and Tyler but I call them Tader and Ty lol

    Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 12:03 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • DS is named Dominic but we mostly call him Dom and thats what he will say is his name.

    Answer by MamaZena at 12:04 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • My son only gets called by his real name when in trouble... Everyone knows him by his nickname, including all his teachers

    Answer by free2beeme39 at 12:04 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

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