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Why would you call your kid that? ***EDIT*** *(Another EDIT)*

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This is not to rip on anyone, or piss them off. I am asking because I really don't understand.
Why do you name your kid one thing and then call them something else? Whether it is a shortened version or something entirely different? Why don't you name them what you intend on calling them?


*edit* This does not include silly nicknames like: bug, monkey, boo ect...
I am talking You name your kid Samantha Jo, only to call her Jo. Why didn't you just name her Jo? Your son's name is Jeffery, but you call him Jeff. Most adults continue to use the name they used as a child.

***Another Edit***
It is obvious to me that many of you 'ladies' grt on her just to be nasty hags. You don`t actually read the post, only the title, and you don't bother reading any comments either. So for those of you, let me make it as simple as I can.

I was Curious as to Why a parent would do this because naming a kid is usually such a huge deal to the parents. It causes couples to bicker and families to frown, people research the meanings, read many books, scour the internet, and create the Perfect name for their baby. Then call them something else.
I did not say it was wrong, bad , stupid, or anything negative. I simply asked why? After all that work, why? Personally, I put a lot into my kids name knowing it would be said everyday for the rest of their lives and thought they sounded nice. I was just Curious. Not trying to hurt feelings, insult, talk shit about, make myself feel superior, or anybof that bs. Just wanted to hear answers from other. For those of you that answered without being a complete beast, Thank You! The rest of you: it is obvious that you just like to fuck with people. That isn't why I joined this group, so I will not play that game. If you don't take the time to read the post, I will not take the time to respond.
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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angevil53
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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I call my dd lyla jo, jo jo, josephina, etc. Her name is lyla. I call my son ethan, e. New baby's name is going to be marcus and we'll call him marc.

My reason: bc i can.
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HistoryNutty
by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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My kid decided to pretend she was a cat, now she likes being called Kitten. I can't help it, being a crazy cat lady is genetic it seems.
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KawaiiLila
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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Because goober is not an appropriate name for a child.
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bugsmama149
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM

My son is Ryan but we call him Bug. I call him Bug more than I call him by his actual name.

kaygarcia97
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM
My youngest is Lilly but we call her Bean
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luckythreemom
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM
Quoting ambermarie2006:

Mackenzie prefers to be called Kenzie.

On the other hand my son Matthew hates anyone to shorten his name, no Matt or Mattie.



How did she come to prefer it? Did someone she was close with start it?
fullxbusymom
by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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Exactly!!!  I 100% agree.  This is why my kids are named names that can not be shortened and have no nick names.

1boy1girlmama
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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Just worked out that way. My kid's name is Annika but we call her Nikki or Nik probably a majority of the time. I started calling her that shortly after birth because people wanted to shorten her name to Anni and I hate that one, so I figured if I called her Nikki they would call her that instead of Anni. She really does answer to both Annika and Nikki equally. This year in preschool SHE chose to go by Niki. She says next year she wants the kids to call her Annika. It's her name, she can do what she likes, they have so little control over their lives fighting them about a nickname (an appropriate one) is not a big deal.

morriganna
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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I've never been that big on nn but the habit has grown on me over the years.

Dd#1 dubbed herself "Nona" as a toddler and with two younger siblings it stuck until they could all say "Fiona."  Dd#2 is nn Nora, so we resurrected Nona with dd#2, niece, and nephew under three. My dad for some reason likes to shorten the boys to one syllable, so Killian is Kill (which was amusing when he was a tiny angelic tot lol) and Alister is Al.  Actually everybody is forbidden to call him Al since birth so he has no nn but my dad still says it when he thinks I'm out of earshot..

WinterRosesmom
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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I would vote MONKEY JUICE FOR PRESEDENT!!!!


Quoting GhettoKoolAide:

Because y'all crazy asses on cm would be pissed I named him monkey juice.

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