Baby Nicknames - The Good, The Bad, The Embarrassing

When I was in middle school, a new girl named Binky moved into the neighborhood. Of course, Binky was not the name listed on her birth certificate, but an homage to her extreme attachment to her pacifier as a child. And there she was, in seventh grad...

What's in a (nick)name?

Naming a person is a really big deal. HUGE. With both of my pregnancies, my husband and I labored over the process of choosing names for our children. We were never attached to the idea of a family name, because -- while our ancestors offer up some c...

Silly nicknames for baby?

As you may know from reading my posts my husband and I often refer to my son as Mr. Pickles. We've been calling him this since before he was born, in addition to at least twenty other "pet" or nicknames. It's not that we don't like his real name, b...

Losing the nickname for the sake of the teen

My kids have always had a few nicknames, none of them have been too horrible so they have stuck throughout the years. However, with the arrival of Devon and his grasp, or lack of it, on language. we have all acquired a new set of names. In honor of T...


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