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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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ambermarie2006
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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Her grandma started it and she stuck with it. It was better than what my mom wanted to call her "Mac", yea I will take Kenzie over that lol.

Quoting luckythreemom:

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?
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morriganna
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:03 PM


Quoting HistoryNutty:

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.

haaaahahaha!  That's cute.

WinterRosesmom
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM
I would totally wear a buttonn too and daaaang i want some real monkey juice! sounds good


Quoting GhettoKoolAide:

Lol!! I would proudly wear a monkey juice button. Slightly off topic but in Wisconsin they make a banana milk called monkey juice.




Quoting WinterRosesmom:

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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LucyHarper
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Robin is a 100% boys name, thats what it was originally and it still remains one. Some trendy people deciding to put it on their girls doesn't make it a girls name. 

Quoting fullxbusymom:

I read this quick and read Robin and couldn't understand why you would call a girl Robbie.  LOL!!  Then I read it was a boy.  Here Robin is 100% just a girls name so that is where my mind went. 

Quoting LucyHarper:

My youngest sons name is Robin, we call him Robbie a lot, it's just a fun nickname. We love the name that we gave him and want that to be his name, nicknames are just nice, we call him both names. I know lots of kids who have the same name as a parent, so they go by either a nickname or their middle name to prevent confusion. 




sweetieiv
by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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My husbands legal name is Steve. His entire family calls him Esteban and at first it use to bug me but I got used to it. The story is that his dad named him after a baseball player and then his parents split and she began to call him the Spanish version of Steve. It stuck with him. I call him both names now too. We named our son Adrian (also after a baseball player) and that's all we call him.
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HistoryNutty
by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM
I know it! :P

Quoting morriganna:


Quoting HistoryNutty:

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.

haaaahahaha!  That's cute.

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MadamosielleM
by Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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My nephews are named after family names but most people call them by their middle names.  For example, one of my nephews is named Richard (after his dad) but everyone calls him Caden, so there is no confusion at family parties. 

LilliesValley
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:06 PM
I agee and argue this point with my mother all the time. She says kids need formal names I disagree and find my formal name a pain in the ass.
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luckythreemom
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM
Edit in OP, just to clear up any confusion.
ChocolateJunky
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

True story:

My mom told me that she named me Danielle so she could call me Dani for short. I turned out to be very colicy, so everyone ended up calling me Yell instead.

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