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Introduce baby with nickname or full name?

For those of you who have nicknamed your babies already, do you introduce them by their full name or nickname?

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happymama106

Asked by happymama106 at 1:30 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I don't give out her "cutesy" nickname we use just around the house with family, but when people ask instead of telling them her name is Rebecca, I tell them "Becca" because that's what I want her called.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 1:31 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • "This is (insert baby's full name here), and we will be calling him/her (insert baby's nickname here)."
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Full name. But the "nickname" we gave him we only call him because it's slightly shorter/quicker to say than his actual name, not because we expect him to go by it. If for example I named my son Anthony but wished he go by Tony then I'd introduce him as Tony.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • We introduce our kids by their names. They only have cute nicknames that have nothing to do with their names (ds is bug and dd is moo) but if they did I would say this is so and so but we call him.....
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 1:33 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • What do you want people to call him? My son's name is Colton and we call him Cole so we often tell people his name is Cole, unless it's a family member or close friend I don't see the need of telling everyone his formal name if they aren't going to be a part of his life (if that makes sense?). It's all up to mom and dad :)
    amygoetsch

    Answer by amygoetsch at 1:35 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • I introduce them by what I like for them to be called. "This is Madeleine and this is Lorelei." Occassionally we call Madeleine "Maddie" but I like their given names. I absolutely do not want Lorelei called "Lori" or "Laura" so I make it clear what her name is.
    dmdblleb

    Answer by dmdblleb at 1:58 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Both. I'll say, "This is Anastasia, or Ana if you prefer".
    My daughter knows her name as either one, but she mostly goes by Ana.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 2:02 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • I introduce them by their whole name and so does my daughter when someone ask her, but she does have a nick name
    ttk2

    Answer by ttk2 at 3:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • By their name
    christinahenry

    Answer by christinahenry at 12:41 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

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