A Nickname to Remember

Decorating my daughter’s nursery was no freaking joke. To some it may look like a pink dragon threw up all over the room but to me it’s awesome! I’ve never completely decorated a room like I have her nursery. From finding cheap bedroom furniture to making curtains, I did it all on a budget. And there’s so much to look at, I can tell she LOVES her room. She really does. She laughs at the mobile I made her, and smiles at her name on he wall above the diaper changer.

I also have a special spot for my favorite nickname. We started with Spawnie. That was her first nickname. Then came Ladybug, Junebug (born in July). Little , Lil’ J and here at home I call her a slew of other things.

My husband likes to call her poopy. I sometimes call her Baybee, Little J, Chunky Cheeks, and Cranky Butt. But somehow the nickname I call her more than anything is a name I didn’t see myself using for my daughter–fearing it would cause her to be some sort of Diva. Oh, she is a Diva already. Anyway, I call her my Pretty Pretty Princess.

blessing dress

I was inspired by a saying for little girls: “Princess: Daughter of a Heavenly King”. What better way to remind her of who she is and where she came from?

My friend Danielle sent us the book “Gigi: God’s Little Princess.” It was the first book I read to her outside the womb and I want to read it to her often.

I decided I wanted something to remind her of her divine nature so I asked Inspire Your Walls for a favor. I needed my princess quote in a size perfect for above her entryway, and the one blank space left on her wall. I wanted a crown to dot the “i” in Princess, and I wanted it all in a pretty white font. They did it all, fast!

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When I got it in the mail I was head over heals excited. I didn’t want to just put it on the wall since we won’t be living here forever and this was something I want to take with us. So I bought and painted a wood panel, and stuck the vinyl on after.

Now, over her doorway hangs a saying I hope she’ll look at and reflect on for years every time she leaves her room. The true meaning of her nickname, and who she really is.

Do you use a nickname?

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Christina says:

Izzy is sooo many things!

Fat Mama, Juicy Girl, Crabby Patty, Izzy Bizzy, Bizzness Lady, Busy Izzy, Iz Biz, and Im sure that on the spur of the moment I’ve come up with some other randoms, lol.

Tori says:

Our nickname started out as Junebug, since he was due in June (born June 7th), but that has since morphed into Buggie Bug, and then for some reason Buggles. He also earned Zach-Attack quite rightly being that he can be super destructive for a 15 month old, and lately I’ve been calling him Zippy because he’s so darned fast! Oh the things I can’t wait to tell his future wife 🙂

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klb says:

What a beautiful reminder that every good and perfect gift comes from heaven above!

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I also follow via google reader.

She is a Doll!!! And, I love your idea with the vinyl wall decal. Haven’t even began on my nursery, but hoping to become inspired soon!

I’m a new reader and spent an entire day reading your pregnancy story 🙂 Congrats on the gorgeous little one!

Elana says:

We call our daughter Chana B. (Her middle name is Brocha.) Even her babysitter calls her that! hehe

Elana says:

I follow your blog.

The Princess sign is very nice! Not only is it something that she can like when she’s younger but it is also very fitting for when she is older too. We decorated our son’s room with baby bears so I guess it kind of works that I call him “Boo Bear” at home. 🙂

MarciaG says:

my son is called Juice or Buddy or Crazy or Destructo

My daughter is Scoot or Scooter or Drama Mama

Nichole says:

We have lots of nicknames for our boy. . .mostly, though, he’s the Bug. Popular, for sure.

I love your sign! I think it’s awesome.

I’ve actually been planning a vinyl on painted wood for our laundry room after you inspired me the first time – hopefully a nursery won’t be far behind!! Love the quote and the pink! You’re right; it IS awesome =) But a pink dragon sounds pretty awesome too.

Jenn says:

So cute! From the moment we saw the first Ultrasound we have been calling the baby Peanut. We just found out its a little Miss Peanut!

Jenna says:

Oh, the nicknames we give our kids. My current fave for Carson is C-Dizzle.

Very cute sign.

KaThysull99 says:

she is a lil princess that is for sure…..and a sweet pretty one at that…..I Love the way you dress her up – & most of all love the way you love her – its adorable 🙂

Ashley says:

That is beautiful!! We called our baby Little Love and Cupcake until we knew what we were having. And now we call him Little Man and the Hubs calls him Buddy. I’m sure once he’s born we will come up with tons more nicknames! 🙂

{katrina} says:

My Addison has so many nicknames! We call her Addie, Monkey, Doodle, Doodles, Doodle Bug, Sweet Pea, Love Bug, Sugar, Sweetness, etc.

It seems as though we’re always coming up with something new! 🙂

Sandra says:

I love how the “i” is dotted with the crown, so creative! See, these are the kinds of ideas I have to steal because I lack the creative gene!

YUMMama says:

I call my daughter Moo. It started when I brought her home and my sisters saw me breastfeed for the first time. They said she reminded them of a baby cow trying to suckle from a mommy cow. And I wasn’t going to call her cow so thus the nickname Moo was born and it’s stuck ever since. I’m sure that will change once she gets like ten.

Hill Mama says:

Yes, we named my son specifically so his initials would be “R.J.” and we call him that!

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Chantel says:

I LOVE that! LOVE IT!! So pretty.

I’ve actually been looking for something perfect to hang over my daughter’s bed in her room. We just moved her to a big girl bed, and the wall above her bed just looks…..Empty. I need to find something STAT!

Chantel says:

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B&U&I says:

when we first found out we were pregnant I started calling her Bean and then it became Booger, which my husband hated so it didn’t last long. Once I could feel her moving I began to call her Monkey and sometimes I still refer to her by that one and it works out because (as of right now) she LOVES all things monkey. Mostly though everyone either calls her Yanna or Yanna Banana (imagine the A’s pronounced with the “ah” sound).

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L. J. says:

My oldest daughter’s nicknames are Moody and Allie. My son’s nickname is Jay. My youngest daughter’s nicknames are Twinkle, Pumpkin and Chalupa.

allisa says:

I love that you put it on a wood panel instead of directly on the wall! Such a good idea! No babies yet, so no nicknames, but I’m a huge fan so I’m sure there will be multiple nicknames on day!

Natalia says:

We didn’t have nicknames growing up, but I call my husband Lulu (which I completely understand is a girl’s name to most Americans… and a dog’s name to many Brazilians, so he kind of loses out either way), but it is my little name for him so he HAS to keep loving me 🙂

Nicknames for our kids change as they grow. Right now the kids are Lil Chicken and Sweet Pickles. 🙂


Wendy says:

You are so creative! I love all your special touches to the babe’s room 🙂

I love it!! It’s so adorable! And a great reminder of her Divine Nature! 🙂

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We use Princess for both my girls too. It’s quite appropriate seeing as they ARE children of God. 🙂 Love the sign. For Ash we use Cutie, Stinker, Beautiful, Girl, and Lovey. For Britt we use Pretty, Chubby, Sissy, and Britt-Britt.

Sonia says:

The Princess sign is beautiful! I had so many nicknames for my daughter.. from (the womb) Tic Tac, baby tortellini, to (outside of the belly) Stinky butt, booger head, little monster, & topina (which is Italian for ‘little mouse’)

heather says:

My son we call him bubba. Don’t know why, but we do.
My daugther’s nickname was actually given to her by my son. Her name is Marissa, but my son couldn’t say her name and could only say “sissa” So now the whole family calls her that and only when she is in trouble we call her by her given name.

Rachael says:

I’m still pregnant so we call him “peanut” or “pumpkin”. I can’t wait to see his little face and come up with more nicknames (of course he needs a real name first – but we are waiting til we see him to choose) 🙂

Really like the princess sign, a lot of princess stuff sort of wigs me out but that sign is such a perfect message. I absolutely love it.

Becky says:

I didn’t even know that company existed – what a great quote!

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Andrea says:

I love nicknames. I think it is such a great way for a family to have a close bond. I also think it’s nice that each family member have a special nickname for a new baby. I can’t wait to see what nicknames we come up with!

Mrs. V says:

I love it! I’ve been calling my little one Little Miss Priss. We had an ultrasound and she had her legs crossed with one hand on her knee, it was too cute!

Stephanie says:

I call my daughter, Valerie, Sweet Pea or Miss V. My family calls her Re-Re. I’ve called my son, Almanzo, Little Pumpkin since he was in the womb, but now I call him Monkey (because he’s SO full of energy), Little Man, and Manzo. My family calls him Zo too. Maybe someday his future wife will call him Manly just like Laura Ingalls Wilder called her Almanzo. 😉

LiciaLee says:

My daughter has a millions nicknames too… Clarabara, CB, Princess, Clara j… claraboo, booboo and anything else I randomly call her throughout the day

stumbull says:

I call my little one Boogs or boogiehead (because she is always stopped up thanks to her acid reflux). Sometimes I also call her The Baybee. I know real original!

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I have many nicknames for the kids: Logan’s is Ribs, “the Lawyer” and Callie has too many to list…hahha

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I haven’t come up with a good nickname just yet for our baby girl (due next week). Except, we decided not to share her name with everyone yet, so my sister decided it would be a good idea to name her Gertrude. Now everyone, even people who don’t know my sister, calls her Gerty. It’s pretty funny and is now actually cute. We don’t intend on naming her Gertrude, but Gerty seems to be sticking!

Little face and Suga mama. There on year old twin girls and Autumn has always been slightly bigger than Aspen…just buy a few ounces at first but now she is two pounds bigger. Biggest difference is in there face. Autumn has chubby cheeks and Aspen has a more slender face, hence there nicknames. Your daughter is beautiful.

Marina@EBMR says:

Our little girl has been called Princess, Lucy, Poochkin, Chicken, Pearl and my little fella is Sunny Bunny

Allison says:

We call my new son Monkey, as we have since he was in the womb. Thus, his room and most of his clothes carry a monkey theme.

Also, love the Gigi books. My daughter loves them!

Lindsey says:

I call my daughter sweetie and funny bunny. My husband has been calling her baby for a long time but that needs to change because she’s going to have a little brother soon and he’ll be the baby of the house!

I love vinyl wall art, too. It’s a great way to get an elaborate piece of art or word art on your wall for not too expensive. 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway! I love how meaningful yours is!

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Sara says:

We are big on nicknames at our house! Our dogs have at least a dozen nicknames each. I’m sure our future kiddos will be the same!

I must say, I always disliked when I heard parents calling their daughters princesses, and the whole princess “industry” disney promotes and what it says about womanhood, BUT, your description and the daughter of a heavenly king bit, really makes it into something beautiful!!!

I love your blog more and more each day. And I love all the pics of lil j aka princess aka spawnie aka …….


I’m also a follower of your blog. I subscribe via google reader and I’d love the extra entry! 🙂

AndreaLeigh says:

I have many names for my little one. Cooper is his name: Coopie, Coops, stinky butt… whatever I feel like that day. 🙂

Jacqueline says:

lol All that is an adorable nickname for her little girl! =)

My little boy has a ton of names, especially from grandma! Santiago Eliseo has:

Sonny, Baby Eli, Chunky Monkey, Poopoo head (lol my hubby gave that to him), Santi, Chubbers, Tubbers, Salvatori (a friend gave it, we don’t know why), little man, Cutie, Hermoso, and Baby

To me that is alot but we def use Sonny!

Jessica says:

We call my daughter the Little Miss or Missy. Sometimes she is called Peanut because she is so tiny!


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Chanelle says:

My son`s name is Henry. His nick name is Hanky Pie or Cranky Hanky when appropriate.

Heidi says:

I always call me daughter my little peanut. I probably call her peanut more than I call her by her actual name lol!

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CurlyKye says:

The vinyl on the wood panel is a GREAT idea…that way it can be passed down to her daughter. You have started your very own tradition.

CurlyKye says:

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Sarah Hull says:

I’m now following you blog! We call our son Little Michael Man, Stinky Face (from the book, I love You Stinky Face), Little Monster…all in the most loving way of course!
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Destiny says:

All of our children have had special nicknames that only we call them. I’ve found they either change as they get older or they grow into a new one.

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melissa t says:

Love what you made! Very beautiful! My daughter’s name is Brooklyn and we call her Tia. No reason at all….we like nicknames around here. 🙂 Have a great day!

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I am a new follower of your blog. Looking forward to some fantastic things!!

The Adamsons says:

I love that saying! Our little boy doesn’t have a nickname yet, but I’m sure he’ll be getting plenty once he is born!

We called our little one ‘Sol’ in the womb cuz she was our Source of Light. When didn’t name her till she was born but her first name became Ayah Sol. We still call her Sol from time to time, as well as Bizy- cuz she is a busy body

Lyndsey says:

We just keep it simple with Princess

Georges says:

The nickname we chose for our son ever since he was a little guy in my tummy was “Bean”. WE still use it to this day. He is our little “Noah Bean” now.

LookingUp says:

When I saw the first sonogram of my baby, he looked just like a blueberry. Because we didn’t find out the gender, we just called him “The Blueberry,” and the name stuck, even when he was the size of a watermelon. He was born almost a week after your baby, so it’s neat to think we went through our pregnancy together (he’s my first as well!). Now that he’s in our lives, he’s been called His Royal Highness (and yes, we give him the royal treatment!), Barracuda (for his fierce booby attacks), and Wiggles. Your daughter is beautiful, by the way!

Ashley says:

My daughter has TONS of nicknames! 🙂 Her name is Kaidence, but we mostly call her KK! 🙂

Ashley says:

i’m a blog follower, too!

I love all the vinyl you have done in her room. And I love the idea of putting it on a board since we are renting, too. I had to throw away all of our vinyl at our last place. Great idea! Your daughter really is a princess…she is gorgeous!

I follow your blog. Oh and I am all about nicknames! It’s so fun!

Arin says:

We use several at our house-they kind of grow out of one and into another.
Whitney-Zaboo(she loved zaboomafoo) Whitz or Bug
Amber-Bamboo, squishy, Red
Brooke-Precious, Brooker Boo, Blue
Trevor-Trevs,Bubs and Chubs

Jennifer says:

I’ve used pumpkin, princess, monkey, little man…obviously not all for the same kid. Lol

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EL says:

my dad has always had a handful of nicknames for me and still calls me by them 🙂

she looks like a little princess in that white dress, so adorable!

keyalus says:

I call my son Goose or Baby Boy.

Crissy says:

I called me DD pretty princess in the beginning. Then Goobie Girl (She had a clogged tear duct). Now she doesn’t really have a nickname we use anymore. Just a shortened version of her name.

Romney says:

That sign is absolutely adorable!!!! I have not decided on a nickname just yet for this little one!

-M- says:

It’s a good reminder that we women are all daughters of our heavenly king! 🙂 I like that you put the vinyl on a board so you can take it with you if you move. I just bought a really cool shelf from csn stores, so I recommend shopping there!

Chelle says:

I love that sign. It’s so beautiful. Love the idea of mounting it on wood. I have a vinyl design on my wall and want to take it with me when I move, I will be keeping your idea in mind. As for nicknames for babies, I used to call my friend’s baby Goober. She seemed to like it and when she asked about me she’d call me Goober back. LOL! I just started following you today on your blog, Twitter, and Facebook, I simply love your blog and want to go back to the beginning to read about your whole journey. I think that will be a weekend read. 🙂

Andrea says:

When my son was born I called him Buddy for a long time, then Bubby and now I call him Bubs or Bibs or sometimes Pups.
I also called him Fat Boy for a while too when he was about 3-6 months and at his chunkiest.

babypickel says:

BEAUTIFUL picture 🙂

Brie H says:

We called our son tooter pop for the first year of his life (or shortened to tooters)

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Toni says:

We also use many nicknames for my son, Jack.
– stinky, stinkmaster, stinks, baby, terror…

Sarah says:

We called our little girl, sweet lamb when she was a baby and MissyLouLou which we still call her. It has nothing to do with her name I just started calling her it and its stuck.

I go by Crissa, Crissa, Crissay Kayesir, Crissy Poo, or CK. I wish I had a little one to give a nickname to though.
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EMILY G. says:

i call my son logan, logi bear!

Each of our daughters have nicknames! It is just a fun and nice way to say “we are family”

More like nickname(s)! Peanut, bugaboo, love bug, Baby Kiley, princess, pumpkin … the list goes on and on! lol.

Alisha L. says:

I am currently expecting our first and I call him either Trout (because that’s what he feels like in there) or Little Buddy.


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I LOVE the saying! And we parents always have nicknames for our kids others might think are silly. 🙂 We like to call our Ally Ally-gator, Ally Cat, Ally Baby–although she insists we call her Ally Toddler now that she’s 3, lol!!

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MDtripmom says:

Beautiful! I think it’s wonderful that your daughter will grow up knowing of her divine nature.

Caroline says:

We call our daughter Cate, “Bitlet.”. It started out as “Lil Bit” and one day I said Bitlet and it stuck. There are variations depending on her mood and activities–Stinky Bits, Snoozy Bits, Cranky Bits, AdoraBits, etc. Funny thing is, other people around us call her Bitlet, too.

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Suz says:

Love the sign & your nickname for her!

Aww, I agree your nicknames are cute. I guess Bug is a pretty common nickname.

You have a beautiful baby and a lovely nursery.

Mindy says:

Love it 🙂
My Mom named me “Mindy” so I wouldn’t have a nickname. Although my parents sometimes call me “Min” anyway.. haha.

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Stephanie says:

I am a subscriber & a follower.

I’ve heard such great things about CSN stores…I really need to check it out!

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Courtney says:

My husband and I are trying to buy a house right now so our 8 month old will finally have her own room (instead of bunking in with us) and I will FINALLY get to decorate a nursery!!! Can’t wait!

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Stephanie says:

My little boy is hunny bunny – just stuck
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millaa says:

My daughter is 6 and i’m sure she’d love that even now. Pink and princess-y..oh yeah.

Annie1 says:

I call my kids a few nicknames



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The Sunshyn says:

That’s a lovely sign you had made. What a wonderful idea! I’m known as Sunshine to everyone, including my siblings and anything involving my work so I don’t think it qualifies as a nickname anymore.

Heather says:

Everyone has a nickname in our house! I grew up with a father who also gave everyone a nickname, so I can’t imagine not doing it. I think it’s endearing…

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erin m. says:

I love it when creative people think of the perfect nicknames for someone special!

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My nickname at work was Happy Fingers because I typed so fast.

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sweepmom says:

We call our younges son Bumpy because he always bangs his head.

abfantom says:

We started calling our daughter Pumpkin when she was a baby. She would sit in the middle of the of the living room with a big grin on her face and not move. My husband said she looked like a pumpkin sitting there.

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agordon10 says:

We use nicknames all the time…depending on what they are doing.

peg42 says:

What a cutie! Our kids also got nicknames. Our oldest son we call RJ (initals of his first & middle name) Our youngest is named Douglas & we call him dougie or slugger.
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buzzd says:

Love the sign! No specific nicknames just pumpkin and general things like that

I call my daughter “Goomba”. I don’t know where it came from – it just came out of my mouth one day. Maybe because she’s small and cute! She loves it, though!

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I’m usually calling my daughter “baby girl” when I’m talking to her! 🙂 I absolutely LOVE that sign you made! How pretty!


Our daughter has so many nicknames… my husband started calling her pumpkin as soon as she was born since she was born in October, She’ll always be mama’s princess and in recent days my husband has joked with her that she is a wing nut to which she says no I am LeAnne Kimberly Leonard. hee hee

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Amber says:

So cute! I love that banner. I sometimes call my lil gal “Lil Cupcake” lol 🙂

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McKim says:

My husband and all his buddies started calling my son “Spud” after he was born. I thought it was cute until he was about a year old, and thought I don’t want him called Spud for the rest of his life, so had to put a stop to it.

Joy says:

The Pink sign is beautiful and good reminder for our daughter self esteem

mitch1066 says:

My sister Melanie was “smelly melly” as a baby lol.

I call my girl baby, or cutie, or princess, or my little kicker.

mkjmc says:

Pretty Pretty Princess is a nice nickname, my daughter ended up being called “George” don’t ask where that came from but she grew up into a fine young lady so I guess it didn’t damage her!

wildcat32 says:

We have Cookie Monster, Kelbug, and Tater Tot.
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ADr1001025 says:

We call my daughter boo boo.


itsme says:

i call my daughters Princess. All little girls should be princesses!

Wendy says:

Perfection. Nicknames change daily around here but we like to call her Moo Moo mainly haha

mogrill says:

Yep we call our daughter Smooch.
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Mamushi Love says:

I never gave my God-daughter a nick/pet name. Her name, Kailie, has always been cute enough.

Her brother, my God-nephew, is often called the typical “big boy” by me and my sister (his God-mother) and “Mally-Mal” by my sister and his mom – to play off of his name, Malcolm.

your post seriously brings tears to my eyes. what a wonderful thing to teach your daughter early on and may she know the truth of it.

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I have never really had a nickname. My husband calls me Sweetie. Does that count? 🙂

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fostertam says:

My grandson’s name (in spite of my protests) is Daymein (his mother couldn’t spell either. We call him Day Day.

Susan says:

When my son was an infant, I called him the Hungry Caterpillar. When he was a toddler, I called him my big man. Now I call him my buddy.

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Dani says:

Three kids we nicknamed all them first child was butter-butt, second one was pudgy-butt, and for some reason this last one we been calling smurfy

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PAIGE says:

My nickname is Baby, my puppy is names Baby and I and now expecting a Baby. Things are gonna get complicated.

Lim says:

I don’t, but my sister was Goober or Gooberoski.

Chacoy says:

The names don’t stop there, as they get older though you’ll find yourself still calling them the ‘nickname’
I love that above the doorway!

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Nad says:

My little girl was “Peanut” when she was in my womb and now that she’s 3 and a half years old, we call her “Sassy”! =)

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Mami2jcn says:

My daughter Nina is nicknamed Neenee.

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clc408 says:

Never used nicknames, but some are very clever. I know someone whose nickname is “Lolli.”

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Jenn says:

For my son we call him Cub sometimes and my daughter is Emmers,not my idea but I guess thats how nicknames go.
Congrats on your princess btw

Sara says:

my daughter’s nickname is charly.

We nicknamed the twins to help us tell them apart when they were babies.

socmama says:

We haven’t really done nicknames, but I love the idea. Maybe we’ll have to be more intentional with our next one.

dawns41 says:

I sometimes call my daughter Samson.

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sweetsue says:

My name is Susan, so I have always been called Susie Q. Your little baby girl is so precious!
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TopHat says:

I just call my son “The baby.” I did that with my daughter, too. Also, sometimes “babe” and sometimes “beba.”

Lisa Sharp says:

I don’t have any kids but I have many nicknames. Most people call me Lee Lee, Lee, Cee Cee, or Lis.

Ashton says:

Aw… did we NOT just have this conversation about nicknames?! haha. Love it. And I love that Princess sign.. so cute.

Tara V. says:

Out of 5 kids only 2 have nicknames.

We cal my 5 year old “Tea Cup”. She is veery tiny and slim. I calld her that when she was a baby one day and now everyone calls her it.

My son Urijah, my hubby calls “Debo”. He is huge! At 10 months old he weights 29 pounds so he is built like a tank or a Debo.

Melissa says:

Our nick name is just Rach, short for Rachel!


Anastasia says:

I call my daughter ‘docha’, which in Russian is a ‘sweet+little’ version of ‘daughter’

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My daughter’s name is Bridget but we call her B, Beez, Beezus, Beezy…it all depends on who is talking to her! Thanks for the giveaway!

jrdnc88 says:

My nickname is BeckBeck. My youth pastor started calling me that and now a lot of other people do as well.

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Emily Taylor says:

We had to use a nickname because the name we chose didn’t fit him. We named him Andrew, but it wouldn’t come out of my mouth. So he was Buddy. Not anything with special meaning, but that is what we called him. 5-months later, we changed his name to Thomas. He is such a little Thomas.

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Vanessa says:

Love nicknames. I use them and think they are great terms of endearment!

BTW, I have a 9yo sister (big gap like you and your siblings) and she is called ladybug, too!

I’m in, and also am a blog follower. Love your blog!

smdrm says:

I don’t use a nickname.

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Sharon says:

I think your princess sign is adorable. My own nickname is Sky.

grannyvon says:

No children still at home but my little doggie has a nickname. His name is Samson and he is a eight pound Yorkie. His nickname is “Little Man”
My grandson is Clay and his nickname is ‘Bream’ Thanks for the entry. ybutler@oppcatv.com

JD says:

we call her fig (from one of the stages of pregnancy), panda, pandy, missymay…

Laree says:

We’ve never used nicknames – until our third! For some reason, even in the Hospital, I started calling her somthing else.

I love nicknames. I think they are so fun!

I love her blessing dress -very beautiful.

Lara Hart says:

and am a email sub lararapp@aol(Dot)com

Julia says:

that’s a great idea to mount the saying on a wood base
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Julia says:

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Nicole says:

I’ll call my son Roger, Roger Dodger and my youngest, Bruce, I call Boo-Boo.

Nicole says:

I follow with GFC and subscribe by email.
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Sara says:

I have had nicknames over the years, but none have every really stuck…it is just usually someone calling my by a shortened name and then everyone else starts doing it. i’m actually glad i don’t have a nickname – i really like my given name!
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Mama B says:

I love how creative you are! I am so jealous of Lil’ J’s nursery. I wish it was mine 🙂 haha

Mama B says:

I follow your blog.

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sksweeps says:

My daughter’s nick name was Boo – no idea why, just came up with calling her that and it stuck!

I read your birth story – well done all around!

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bukaeyes says:

My daughter’s Nickname is Sweet Pea because she reminds me of the baby on popeye because she was a preemie so her clothes were too big. 🙂

Celeste says:

love that sign! perfect for her room 🙂

Celeste says:

of course, I follow your blog 🙂

Julieh says:

We love to use nicknames, the current one is Little Man. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

clynsg says:

I have never had a nickname, but both my daughters did, although they were basically just shorter versions of their names.

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Lo says:

We have nicknames for both our children — just shortened versions of their names. I never had a nickname as a kid because my name is too short!

Lynda Del. says:

We call our little one Preciosa as in Precious!
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Nanci says:

I call my daughter Sam-Kitty.

Princess and pumpkin are the nicknames.
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The Kyles says:

I love your blog!!! I can’t wait to be a mom, thanks for sharing such great insights!!


Lyndsey says:

I am a blog follower…

jjsmomma says:

So cute. I never thought to put vinyl letters on painted wood so you can keep it forever. Your a smart, crafty momma!

My 3 yr old son is a Jr. So we call him JJ. I also call him Bubba. My daughter is 13 months. Her name is Isabella, I call her Bell and sometimes sister. And somehow I started calling her bunny. I don’t know why but it stuck. She loves it 😉

I’m a follower and subscriber.

Leilanie says:

I love that you put the vinyl on a board! Makes it stand out so much better…and I’m a follower! :]

daunfamily says:

I call my older two boys ‘monkey’, they’re always climbing on things!
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floating says:

We call my son david, Day

Sarah says:

I tend to use lots of nicknames – squirtibble butt is probably one of the oddest

Giant Sis says:

I don’t have any kids, but I DO have tons of nicknames. And thanks to my 2 creative sisters, they are always trying to come up with new nicknames for me. They hear me say “Don’t call me that!” quite frequently.
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susitravl says:

I love CSN. They have tons of cute shoes and sandals and I’ve gotten free shipping on all the pairs I’ve ordered.


Miss Sophie says:

My daughter’s name is Kairi. We usually call her Kai Kai or Kai. On rare occasions we call her Lily (her middle name is Lilyana). She really loves the nickname Kai Kai. In fact, she almost always refers to herself in third person. It’s so darn cute.

Miss Sophie says:

I’m a blog follower!

Kimberly says:

I always just refer to both of them as “my little guys”. They will probably eventually take offense to it. 🙂
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Kimberly says:

I am a subscriber. Thank you!
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How precious and perfect (and wise on your part to attach it to something you can bring along with you as you move through life – and maybe someday it may even appear over your GRAND-DAUGHTER’s bedroom.

When I was a baby my Mom use to tell people that I was a perfect example of a “busy BODY”. Back in high school – my then childhood sweetheart (and now Hubby!) were nickname “Huggy Bear” and “Kissy Face” – ahem, for obvious reasons…

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wgbc1446 says:

Both my youngest grandsons call their father (my son) “Daddio”. wgbc1446@yahoo.com

pauline15 says:

I call my son “my little stinker”. It would be very interesting to see something with this in it!
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terri142 says:

We call my oldest son DJ for Dominic Junior.

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We have too many nicknames to list for our 2 kids, but the one that sticks is “bird”. They were both so long and skinny when they were born that they looked like newborn baby birds.


trishden says:

We used to call my daughter Princess and then when she turned 16 and started working at Dairy Queen we’d tease her that our little princess has grown up and become a queen, a dairy queen. haha. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Aisling says:

Both my granddaughters are “bears” – as in AngieBear and TerriBear.

trishden says:

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Hoa says:

I call my daughter “Goldy”.


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scottsgal says:

I call my teenager D-man
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I love the sign! What a great saying. My nickname that really only my dad uses is Em

JulieMoe says:

I’d love to put the gift card towards a Britax marathon carseat

shiloh says:

Boo is a term of affection in my family. I called my son my baby boo boo, and now that he is grown refer to him as boo or if sure no one will hear, my baby boo boo.

Debbie C says:

Well, my only nickname, at least to my face, LOL, is just Debbie. I’m OK with that.

Lindsey says:

I call my son puppy. I used to call him creature when he was a newborn and my mom hated it. It amused me. I call my daughter petunia. I love my husband’s name for her. He calls her baby princess fuzzy bottom. 🙂


my little guys name is Brayden. Sometimes I call him “b” but most of the time i call him Bubba!

Kim says:

We call my Isabelle “Belly”. Her older brother started thinking that his sister has a “Belly button” and he has a “Caleb button” on his tummy lol.
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Deanna G. says:

I love using nicknames 🙂

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tdean30 says:

Sweety pie, now that she’s almost 13 she hates when I call her that. So of course I use it even more.


Ms. Autumn says:

my youngest doesn’t really have a nickname yet b/c he’s only 3 months & hasn’t really developed his personality yet

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Amy says:

Some nicknames we used for our little ones were Peanut, Sugar Baby, Princess (for our daughters),and for my son who was the chubbiest baby ever – Michelin-Baby (his leg rolls looked like the Michelin Tires Man, lol)

Stephanie says:

We have had so many nicknames for our little one…..my favorite was chunky monkey though 🙂

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dddiva says:

We have so many nicknames it’s not even funny- I LOVE Your choice (and the room).
My fave current nickname is gigi- that’s what Ian calls me since I am so not a granny or gramma or nana 😉

tallcapp says:

She is a sweetie. I always gave my children nicknames–my girl was Pookie and my son was Pumpkin Head. (Big round head with red hair) I stopped using them early as they were not entirely flattering.

Diane says:

I would love to get a new area rug

Gina says:

When we found out I was pregnant my husband starting calling the baby, little runt or just runt…It may not be the most favorable sounding nickname, but we mean it with love of course. I am due this winter.
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Maia G says:

We don’t know what baby will be, so we just call it junior for now!
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Melissa B. says:

Putting it on a piece of wood was a great idea.

Ames says:

I don’t really have a nickname…. Name’s Amy and I sometimes hear Ames or Ameson….

My hubby is Mike instead of Michael

And daughter is Bekah instead of Rebekah…. but she’s also bug, snug, baby, lady, beegee

Valeen says:

We called our daughter Bailey Bug, or lady bug, but now it’s shortened to ‘bug’. Yes, she’s 13 years old and we still call her ‘bug’ or ‘Bailey bug”! And yes, she’s still as cute as a bug!

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I use… lovely! 🙂

I use.. lovely!! 🙂

We call my son Bud, Buddy, Ty, or Tater. My daughter is usually called Sissy.


Jennifer M says:

Fuss bottom and minky moo are some of our nicknames.

Alena says:

great idea putting the vinyl on a wooden board. I might have to try it!

Kate says:

We call June ‘June-bug,’ which is sort of a nickname 🙂 That poster looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!


God bless you and your beautiful little daughter of the King.

Mnemosyne says:

Your sign turned out really well! One of my friends is expecting his second daughter – they’ve picked the name Serenity and plan on her nickname Sera (pronounced like Sarah) being useful if there are situations where she won’t want to have to deal with unique name comments.

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Mnemosyne says:

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Rachel says:

That is really a wonderful nickname. I never had a nickname so I think it’s great your daughter has one. Congratulations!
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Janette says:

I usually call my niece sassypants or Sarah-belle.
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Janette says:

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kakihara says:

We call my daughters by their princess names
Jackie is Princess Jack-a-lina
Stephanie is Princess Steph-a-nia

blueeyeleo says:

My sons nickname was scooter since he was always scooting about


EmmaPeel says:

I had a nickname for my son which is tehddie
I need so so many things from CSN, would be handy to win this, woohooooo!

guettel78 says:

We definitely used nicknames and pet names for our daughter, Elizabeth, such as Lizzy, Lizabell, and Princess. I don’t think we ever consciously decided to call her by those nicknames – I think it’s just natural to use them when the kids are young and precious!


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crystalf says:

We have two girls and some of their nicknames are Big Girl, Monkey, Hay Hay, Baby Girl, Sweet Pea, Snuggle Puppy and Cuddle Bug. Thank you!

demmi says:

cho cho was the nickname my husband had for our baby

Tara says:

I call my son “Mama’s Buddy”…kinda different, but he is my little buddy! 🙂

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loni says:

No nickname here!

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Harriett says:

I never had a nickname, but it is just as important as your legal name.

I love the sign

Harriett says:

I follow you on GFC.

Jodi says:

I am a follower.

My oldest Caleb is called, CJ, Kaybo, Baby K, Peanut Butter, Sunshine.

My youngest Brianna, is called, Nana, Baby Girl, Princess B


Deb S. says:

My boys are very thin and they started calling each other fat boy years ago. It stuck and now when only one is around and we need to address one we say Fat Boy. Probably not PC but it is only an in house name.


Let’s see, for my three kids all have nicknames.

My oldest Megan (5) has been called mother, boss, sweet big girl.
My son James (3) has been nicknamed Buddy.
My youngest Maggie (2) has been nicknamed Mags, after Magglio Ordonez.

Laura says:

For nicknames we use BooBoo, Sophie Doll and Little Monkey

Angela C says:

When my son as younger he loved Scooby Doo,so we would call him Scoby Drew.

Sarah says:

My daughter Alicia is known as Bella around the house and Alexander goes by Aligator. They call me Mombo.

amyd says:

no,our sons do not have nicknames

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Felicia K. says:

I love CSN, I’m looking at a lot of their baby gear!

Felicia K. says:

I follow your blog via GFC.

Felicia K. says:

I subscribe via email.

scarter305 says:

Bugaboo said in the most endearing way

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Katie says:

I have a ton of nicknames for my toddler son…bub, bud, sweet pea, bubalub, chubbles, snickerdoodle, honey bear…the list goes on and on….

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Timshaun says:

My son Corey’s nickname is Coco and my son Tim’s nickname is Teek.

susan1215 says:

We didn’t have any nicknames for our children

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Betty C says:

My son’s name is David but because he was so small at birth we started calling him PeeWee, then PeeWee Pete and then a few people just called him Pete. Funny how things change 🙂

Betty C says:

I’m an email subscriber.

Betty C says:

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rsbryswrrl says:

My son’s nickname was Chunkster when he was a baby. Now he’s 4, tall and skinny!

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mrssquigg says:

Not so much a nickname as numbers. All 5 of our kids start with the letter B so to keep from stuttering whilst trying to yell at one of them we call them by their number in line (1-5). That way they know if Mom and Dad have resorted to number calling they are in real bad trouble! 🙂

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Allana890 says:

She is a beautiful little girl 🙂 I do not have a baby monitor yet so maybe that will be a consideration if I win 🙂

Renee says:

My daughters name is Miss Mauly since she is always mauling me.

Renee says:

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ewhatley says:

First it was Squirmy Worm, then Baby Blaine and at about 18 months, Mr. Blaine, and always Cutie Pie

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All of my girls have nicknames. Khloe is just shortened to Klo, Keira is Care Bear and Kaylee is Kay.


Knycks1 says:

I have never used a nickname.

BTW, she’s beautiful!

beckytag says:

Wow looks great, thanks. And you’re right, they do sell everything!
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Knycks1 says:

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Krissie says:

What ab absolutely beautiful dress! Your baby is beautiful, too, of course!
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carolpie says:

Three kids-Liza was so chubby we called her Tanky.
Rachel we called Ray Ray. She might have called herself that.
Spencer is Spanky.

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carolpie says:

I follow-carol lewis.

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I am a subscriber.

kristelh says:

No nicknames yet, but we just recently found out we’re expecting, so I’m sure we’ll start coming up with some soon! 🙂

Ardy22 says:

Our daughter is sometimes Tay short for Taylor. Princess is very nice

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freetibet says:

My son’s nicknames are Boy and Twee (short for Tweety Bird) freetibet1974 at yahoo dot com

kathy pease says:

we call our daughter sierra SIA most of the time

liliesrnice says:

I use the nickname Jenn.

kelley c says:

I didn’t call my sons by their names for the first year or two of their life. My first son was chubba hubba and the second one was bay-buh.


My nickname for my husband was Bubba.

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brianpiero says:

Thanks for the giveaway…we call our Lily, “Lily Belle” !!!

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Hbomb says:

my nickname is hbomb! thanks to my uncle 🙂
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gnwg says:

They do have everything at csn. I was really surprised at their baby goods selection when I looked.
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Jinxy and Me says:

Nope – I like my name too much to use a nickname….although my husband sometimes calls me Mima

Pamela S says:

I call our daughter “Princess” and I call my son “My Sweet Baboo” (like in the Charlie Brown comic strip). Cute sign. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

I call my oldest roo because since he was a baby he tried to jump, my daughter is princess car, and my youngest son is just 3 weeks but we have been calling him snuggle bug. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

dvice says:

We don’t use one, but I’ll think about it. The gift card would be great.

dvice says:

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kimbly says:

Very pretty, sweet baby – she is a princess!

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WWillows6 says:

Belly Button for my youngest who’s middle name is Bella.
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Leslie says:

Our most common nickname is “the boy”!


My nicknames vary.
The majority of my family calls me Mel-Mel.
My friends at work call me Mel.
My dad used to call me Melanie Pelanie Rubberhead.


Donna says:

I call my kids a shortened version of their names.

Great sign!
I don’t have “human” children, but I do have 13 pets and they ALL have special nicknames.
Brutus is Joe Boxer , of course. 🙂
CSN Stores have so many great items, hard to choose just a couple.
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Atreau says:

I tend to give people nicknames so everyone I know has their own personal nickname that I use and sometimes others pick up on it and use it as well!

purango says:

We call our daughter pumpkin. Another little girl couldn’t pronounce her name so she also got the name Sanka. garrettsambo@aol.com

Smarti says:

poopy girlie, chunky bling
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Bakersdozen says:

They have some shoes that I really want. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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slehan says:

I don’t have kids, but my cat’s nickname is Barracuda because I think she’s a berry-cute-a cat.
Thanks for the contest.

LAMusing says:

Hammy Pastiche, Hamster, Femuel, AC

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Gianna says:

I call my twins my sweet peas.

Katrina says:

I’m not big on calling my son nicknames but my husband has a new one for him every day. It’s hilarious to hear what he comes up with.


Katrina says:

I’m a blog follower


Megan Cooper says:

Wow. I know this post was a long time ago, but I am so happy I read it! I recently purchased two vinyl quotes. My husband is in the military and we move often so I wasnt sure how I was going to do the vinyl art on the walls so that I could later take it with us. So thanks for the idea of the painted wood! Great idea! lol

Neatha says:

I called my son Piglet when I was pregnant now I call him Little Foot because just like the movie he is going to be tall.

My daughter is Pumpkin or Mamas or Chunky Monkey.

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I tend to give individuals monikers so everybody I know has their very own epithet that I utilize and once in a while others get on it and utilize it too!

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Less a moniker but rather more numbers. Every one of the 5 of our children begin with the letter B so to keep from faltering while attempting to shout at one of them we call them by their number in line (1-5). That way they know whether Mother and Father have turned to number calling they are stuck in an unfortunate situation! ?

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