Do you have nicknames for your children?

I’ve written before about my habit of teasing of my children, and whether or not it is cruel to nickname a child Roy, so when I came across this picture it made me laugh, and I wanted to show you.

I thought maybe I could take Belle here for her next birthday:

Do you have nicknames for your children?

I reckon she’d love it. She loves it when I call her Roy.

Personally I think a good nickname is an integral part of family life, a sign of affection, and a way of establishing that unique, intimate connection that you share just within your family unit.* Roy isn’t convinced.

Do you have nicknames for your children? Do they love them or hate them?

*Brian, please note the use of an Oxford comma, just for you.



  1. 14 December, 2011 / 10:46 am

    Roy is awful! Cruel Mummy ;)

  2. Vicky
    14 December, 2011 / 11:04 am

    Well, I think that Roy and Brian are fine nicknames for your two beautiful girlies. Ashley’s (9yr old son) nickname is pix… Or pixie-pop-pops…. Or pop-a-lop-a-cus… Or pixie pix pop-a-lop-a-cus for short! And he loves it and gets most upset if I call him plain old Ashley (seems to think that I only call him that when I am being cross with him!) Xxx

    • 16 December, 2011 / 12:15 pm

      Pixie pix pop-a-lop-a-cus is very, er, catchy?

      I was actually meaning my number one favourite reader Brian! He mentioned a new found fondest for the Oxford comma the other day :-)

  3. 14 December, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    Hmmm, I don’t have kids but my dad called me Bruno for a large part of my childhood… but then I imaginatively called him ‘Silly Stupid Snotty Stuart’ so fairs fair ;)

    • 14 December, 2011 / 8:49 pm

      P.S – I love being called Bruno, but only by my dad.

    • 16 December, 2011 / 12:15 pm

      Lol, that seems quite fair to me…

  4. Leela
    16 December, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    At the moment, we call our 14 month old daughter ‘stomper’ , we’ve always given her a nickname. I do like Roy and Brian though lol

  5. 16 December, 2011 / 7:47 pm

    I called my little BabyMibs “Baba” for most of his life, which made it kinda awkward when he first started school and the teachers called him by his actual name lol

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