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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Nicknames Preferences

    When I was a kid I had countless nicknames - Maddie, (not sure how to spell this) Madikin, Kenzie, Madison McKenzie. And those are just the ones that have something to do with my name. My family came up with tons of irrelevant cutsey nicknames. Now I'm usually just called Madison. My sister, who's still a kid, has tons of nicknames too- Kenna, Kenny, Ken Ken, Ken Ben, Kennalee, Kennebunkport(!).
    In your opinion, should kids have one nickname, just a couple, many, or none?
    Vincent, Henrik, Thomas, William, Jaques, Alfred 'Alfie', Isaiah, Sylvan

    Vincentia, Henrietta, Thomasin, Colette, Damaris, Sheila, Aria, Elodie

    Percy James, Avalon Prosper (Aavie)

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    I think they can have as many affectionate nicknames as you want to give them, but probably just one nickname they would use outside the home. Like, my name is Kathryn and the only nickname I've ever really gone by/introduced myself as is Katy. I think it would be strange/confusing for others if I introduced myself as Katy or Kat or Kathy or Kate at random. A full name and one nickname is enough, I think. Not that a nickname can't change over time, but I think only one should be used at a time. My family have a number of nicknames for me, though, some of which have nothing to do with my real name. I would never introduce myself as Kath or Suzy or Katy-Sue or...Gertie. LOL!

    My daughter Maura will most likely always go by Maura in public, but we call her Mo, Mo-Lu, Lucy, Maura Lucy, Maura-Lu-Who, Munchkin, Munchie, Kewpiekin, Miss Baby, and Princess Baby.
    Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley

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