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Do you like this nickname?

I've pretty much decided but I just wanted some other opinions...

My son (due in June) will be Richard Jr but I already call dad Richie and I don't like the other nicknames that go with Richard...Ricky, Dick, ect...so I decided we would call him Sonny...I think it's really cute...what do you think?

 
Lucky209

Asked by Lucky209 at 2:16 PM on Apr. 30, 2011 in Baby Names

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Answers (18)
  • Just not Dick!!
    praying4baby985

    Answer by praying4baby985 at 3:13 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I love it! My grandfathers name is Charles, but everyone calls him Sonny :) I also have a boy in my preschool class named Sonny and he is the cutest kid ever. I love it! :)
    Tarrar

    Answer by Tarrar at 2:19 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • My dh wants a Jr. too... His name is Joel David... Very common names... So if I go with that he will definently have a nick name... Sunny is cute buy I have always liked Ricky... Good luck...
    AyamiLove

    Answer by AyamiLove at 3:34 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • That is my son's nickname, lol. So I am partial - however I think calling the kid 'JR' is super cute too.
    MommaSiete

    Answer by MommaSiete at 3:56 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I think it's cute. He's your son, you can give him any nickname you want. It doesn't have to be a name that's associated with his real name.

    Most of the nicknames for Richard are so ugly! lol. I hate Rick and especially Dick!
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 5:19 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • Sonny isnt my style but i think its your best option. Just dont use Dick! lol
    coolassmom87

    Answer by coolassmom87 at 7:19 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I think Sonny is cute ! I really don't like Junior, because it is like pre-casting him as a shadow of his Dad....Sonny makes him his own person.....I love it !
    FXmomTo3

    Answer by FXmomTo3 at 5:56 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • What will his middle name be? You could maybe do a spin off from that. My son is Andrew, while I call him Drew, my sister calls him Ski. It came from calling him Drewski and then she dropped the Drew. But my name is Cassie and she calls me Lita, so she can make anything a nickname haha. But once his personality comes out you'll think of a great one. I do like Sonny btw
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 2:20 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • His middle name is Earl {yuck} Is it possible to give him a better middle name and him still be a Jr???? LOL
    Lucky209

    Comment by Lucky209 (original poster) at 2:21 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • i was going to name my dd brooklyn but ppl wanted to call her brook so i decided against it. i never did understand nicknames..
    proudmom611

    Answer by proudmom611 at 3:00 PM on Apr. 30, 2011