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Do you call you child(ren) by their 1st or middle name?

Do you prefer that name? Why not just use that as their first name to begin with?
My SIL calls her daughter by her middle name. I do use my kids middle name but only after they pushed my buttons and crossed the line. That way they can tell I'm serious.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Oct. 30, 2010 in Baby Names

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  • I call him by his first name, Cooper, but I also call him Coop a lot. I occasionally use his middle name, but not often.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 8:12 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • I call them all by their first name, but a short version, like my daughter Lisset, I will call lis, and my daughter Kristina I will call Kristy, my son 's name is Emilio, but he likes to be called Emi, but I call him chuchi, boogie and Emi.
    older

    Answer by older at 8:13 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • I never understood naming your child one thing to call them another... My kids go by their first names. A friend of mine's name is Christopher Brett. He has always gone by Brett though.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:13 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • It depends. Its ususally 1st and middle name or Ms. (middle name) but never just the middle name (without the ms. of course)
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 8:14 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • I call my DD by her first name, occasionally a shortened version. Once in a great while I'll use her middle name but, she doesn't usually listen to me when I do that lol. I call my DH by his middle name quite a bit though and he generally goes by his first name every other time.
    BrynlysMommy

    Answer by BrynlysMommy at 8:15 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • I call him by his first name, but it's a pretty rare name (in the U.S. anyway--it's popular in Scotland and Ireland). So, we picked a popular middle name in case he prefers it when he's older.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 8:16 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • I have called all of my kids by their 1st names maybe just a shprtened version like my oldest is named Tiffany I call her Tiff. I can really see when you grow up that maybe you don't like let's say Harold and you want to be called your middle name or something
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 8:21 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • I call her by both her names- Victoria Mae.
    Fallaya

    Answer by Fallaya at 8:21 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • First name
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 8:21 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • First name, I like the names we picked.

    Now when they are in trouble I use both or all three. That gets there attention real quick
    DevilInPigtails

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 8:40 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

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