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When introducing your child....

(And if you have a nickname for them) Do you introduce them with their given name or their nickname?

My daughter's given name is Amelia, but we call her Emmy. Sometimes I'm not sure if I should introduce her given name or her nickname. I like both names, but we always call her Emmy.

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Imogine

Asked by Imogine at 11:30 AM on Apr. 12, 2011 in Baby Names

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  • I introduce them with their given name... But they have silly nicknames.. ( ds is bug, and dd is moo) if I were you I'd say, this is Amelia but we call her Emmy....
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 11:31 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I would introduce her by whatever you call her. My sisters name is Elisabeth but we have always called her Lissa. That is what she was always introduced as.
    Shaken1976

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 11:32 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • When introducing her say this is Amelia our daughter, we call her Emmy. That gives people the choice of which one they want to use.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 11:32 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I think either way is fine :) She has such a pretty name.
    amberdawnbarr

    Answer by amberdawnbarr at 11:33 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Well i call my kid bug all the time but when i introduce him to people and when he's at school i prefer they call him by his name. He was thinking after a while that his name was actually bug lol. so i started calling him his real name in public and school and he caught on. he knows his name now.
    Bugzmomma

    Answer by Bugzmomma at 11:33 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Thank you Amber! =)
    Imogine

    Comment by Imogine (original poster) at 11:34 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • And lol Bugz. That's cute.
    Imogine

    Comment by Imogine (original poster) at 11:34 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I give them the given name and the nickname "This is Richard Jr but we call him Sonny" well this is what I will do once he's born anyways lol...my daughter Kelley-Christina....I've tried to introduce her as just Kelley but she corrects me and tells me her name is Kelley-Christina LOL
    Lucky209

    Answer by Lucky209 at 11:35 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Kelley-Christina is a beautiful name Lucky! And I like Sonny. I had a good friend named Sonny. He was a nice guy.
    Imogine

    Comment by Imogine (original poster) at 11:38 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I'd say whatever you want people to call her. We call our son Monkey, but that's a pet name, not what we call him for his name. =) We certainly wouldn't introduce him that way!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:39 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

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