You do your best (Of course you do! Â You’re here!!) to give your child a name that’s elegant, enlightened, perhaps even nickname-proof.
And then — maybe from older siblings, from nursery school friends, maybe even from you! — your child ends up with another, unexpected nickname.
Maybe the nickname is cute, maybe it’s horrifying, but in any case it was unplanned.
What do you call your child that you never expected to? Â What nicknames have they taken on, from the outside world or inside the family nest? Â What about your own unexpected nicknames and those of your siblings? What are those unexpected nicknames, and where did they come from?
Tell us your nickname stories, good, bad, and ugly.