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Actual name or nickname.

Posted by on May. 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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Which do you use more for your child, a nickname or their actual name? I'm not talking about a shorten version of their name like Max for Maxwell or Sam or Samantha. I'm talking about some thing like munchkin or roo.

I'm having a discussion with my sister about using a nickname more then a given name. My niece is called by her nickname, which is not a short version of her actual name, so much that she does not know her given name at all. Apparently it bothers me that I call my niece by her given name, not her nickname. My concerb is how confused she will be when she starts school and is being called by her given name, not a nickname. Am I right in my thinking that she should hear her given name more?
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bluespagan
by on May. 5, 2012 at 12:19 PM

It depends.  When I feeling playful she is Z-baby or Zoe-monster.  When I am being serious or non playful she is Zoey.

young_lv_mom
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I call my kids by nicknames more then there real names, but even my 4 year old knows his full name. So I am not worried about it.

bluespagan
by on May. 5, 2012 at 12:19 PM

And how old is your niece?

jkleinman
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2012 at 12:21 PM
She's 2 and does not respond her given name, but responds to her nickname.

Quoting bluespagan:

And how old is your niece?

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bluespagan
by on May. 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM

meh she is only 2.  Now if she were older, say like 5 or 6 then I would be concerned.

Quoting jkleinman:

She's 2 and does not respond her given name, but responds to her nickname.

Quoting bluespagan:

And how old is your niece?


cLanief
by on May. 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM
my son has always been called bubby but he knows his name. Even kids of my friends knew him by bubby and called him that but they also know his name.
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Earth_Mama90
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Full name. When ryaan was a baby we called her ryry
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monshine2
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

DD1: Her name more because she's 16
DD2: about even I think...depends on the moment

Mare1180
by on May. 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM
My older son we use his real name more often

My toddler, we use his nickname more often.

My husband and I always call each other nicknames, I never use his real name lol
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black.eyeliner
by on May. 5, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Full name
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