Nicknames for Your Kids?

Updated on February 13, 2012
K.H. asks from Wausau, WI
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This is just for fun, I love some of the nicknames people have for their kids...they come up with some really cute things! Even silly things! My 6 year old has been called "Goober" since she was a baby...she loves this nickname and it makes her laugh! My 6 week old I call Boo Boo and Muffin Puff. What are your childrens nicknames??

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BTW my dad called me Dinky Doos, Kay kay, and Aminal...yes spelled that way lol

LOL, K's Mom...I read that post and told my boyfriend about it we laughed so hard it made us cry!

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C.O.

answers from Washington DC on

My daughter is Sweet Pea
One son is Sunshine and the other is Pickle.

Nicky gets called Pickle by many people and he smiles.

I am the only one that calls Greg Sunshine (he was and is a morning person and always has a wonderful smile on his handsome face!)

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L.M.

answers from Dover on

My son's name is Michael (now 20) so his first nickname was Mikey. He also had a few others Monkey (or just Monk), BamBam, Monkey Butt, and Little Man. The main ones were Mikey, Monkey Butt, and Monk.. His friends just call him Mike.

My daughter goes by her middle name (Cheyenne) and she's been known as Shiny, CheyChey, Monkey Feet or Toes, Girly Whirly, Tooty Fruity, and Tootsie. The main ones for her so far have been Shiny and whatever silly we call her (because she calls us it back and we're making her laugh). She's 5.

Because her first name is actually Madison, my son said he was going to call her Square (for Madison Square Garden). When she was about 2 and had already learned her shapes, he called her Square and she looked right at him and immediately said "Oval". So that is their nicknames for each other.

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L.M.

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I call my daughter sugar bean or Ray or Rainbow and my son cuddle bug or E-Man (his name starts with E).

My family always called my little brother Cungo and now my kids call him Uncle Cungo.

My aunt has called my pumpkin forever, and still does. I love it.

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J.S.

answers from Columbia on

Growing up, I thought mine was "Damnit"

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C.O.

answers from Washington DC on

My daughter is Sweet Pea
One son is Sunshine and the other is Pickle.

Nicky gets called Pickle by many people and he smiles.

I am the only one that calls Greg Sunshine (he was and is a morning person and always has a wonderful smile on his handsome face!)

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V.W.

answers from Minneapolis on

My son's name is Oliver. Here is a list of his nicknames:

Boliver
Turkey Butt or sometimes just Butt
Monkey
Jack
Bubba
Goober
Half the time it's just some random word that comes out of my mouth instead of the word Oliver. Lol

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L.M.

answers from Dover on

My son's name is Michael (now 20) so his first nickname was Mikey. He also had a few others Monkey (or just Monk), BamBam, Monkey Butt, and Little Man. The main ones were Mikey, Monkey Butt, and Monk.. His friends just call him Mike.

My daughter goes by her middle name (Cheyenne) and she's been known as Shiny, CheyChey, Monkey Feet or Toes, Girly Whirly, Tooty Fruity, and Tootsie. The main ones for her so far have been Shiny and whatever silly we call her (because she calls us it back and we're making her laugh). She's 5.

Because her first name is actually Madison, my son said he was going to call her Square (for Madison Square Garden). When she was about 2 and had already learned her shapes, he called her Square and she looked right at him and immediately said "Oval". So that is their nicknames for each other.

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N.C.

answers from Minneapolis on

I call my girls Creature and Beastie. It started when the oldest was little and her dad used to call her the creature from the crib.

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L.M.

answers from Chicago on

I call my daughter sugar bean or Ray or Rainbow and my son cuddle bug or E-Man (his name starts with E).

My family always called my little brother Cungo and now my kids call him Uncle Cungo.

My aunt has called my pumpkin forever, and still does. I love it.

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B.K.

answers from Detroit on

My daughter Alyssa, we call Ally cat, Aly, mama, ladybug

My middle son Dylan we call pickle, dill pickle ;), pie pie

My son Colin we call Col col, woggy (my kids started calling him this and now it's stuck!), frog baby, pumpkin pie, peanut butter, lol

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E.G.

answers from Atlanta on

Ooooh, this posting is fun......

Well, Mia, our oldest, goes by Meemers, Mimi, Bluster, Stinker, Sally, Sally Jones (our last name is NOT Jones)

Corinne, our youngest, is Corinnie, Rinster, Rinnie Bird,

I refer to both of them as "my petunias".

E.

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K.L.

answers from Medford on

We change the goofy nick names every few days, but "Blueberry" has stuck for my grand daughter. But then a few weeks ago when talking about what her name would have been if she had been a boy, we found a new nick name. She was told if she had been a boy, her name would have been Kingston, but then she came running to me and said, "Grama, when I was a boy my name was Kickstand!" So we have been calling her Kickstand a lot lately.

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J.B.

answers from Los Angeles on

we call my daughter - peanut, peanut cake, snuggle bear, baby bear

when i was growing up my mom called my sister and i jabber jaws, motor mouth

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E.B.

answers from Seattle on

My oldest....Bub, bubby, moo....moozilla, moo dell do dell do....

My middle man.....Gerrrrr, Guy guy and then all the moo mans...

My youngest.....ZZ top, Fefer, Z-man, monkey,monk a monk and then all the moo names.

The moo's start after my oldest said I never called him anything fun, like his brother's....

they all get called it, because I realized one day out at Target I had to herd them like Cows... corralling the to stay with the cart...so now they get the moo with it:)

I have had the nick names....Liblet, liberal, Liberace and Liberty Bell....I know I have more....those are the ones I still get from time to time.

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T.M.

answers from Philadelphia on

My oldest is "Buggy", K. ladybug shortened into buggy :)
My 2nd is "Lee Lee", short for Alison
My 3rd is "squirrel", her name is Claire...squirrely is what we used to call her curls...but now her personality is funny like a squirrel!
My 4th is just "Clo", hard to shorten Chloe :)

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A.H.

answers from Canton on

my son has been called "bub"and "bubba" or "bubby" since he was born...

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J.B.

answers from Boston on

LOL @Dad on Purpose...when my second son was learning to talk we figured out that he was calling my oldest son "hey" like it was his name. "Hello hey...bye-bye hey...hey at school?...where hey." We stopped saying "hey" so much LOL.

Daughter is punkin, punky or punkin munch
1st son is twig, twiggy, Krisha or cha-cha
2nd and 3rd sons are meatball or, collectively, meatballs

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J.E.

answers from Erie on

My kiddos have many nicknames!

My nicknames for my daughter Zoey are.. ZoBeth, Zo, Missy Miss, baby girl, Peanut, Bitty-girl, Goose. Her nicknames from her daddy are, Z-Bo, Zee, Zo Zo ....And her nickname from her little brother is Sissy.

My nicknames for my son Raiden are..Rain, Rain-Rain, Rainey, Stinky Man, Boogie, Monkey Man, Bubs. His nicknames from daddy are Raid, Rai, Buddy. His nicknames from his sister are Ray Ray and Ray.

Whew. :)

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A.C.

answers from Boston on

My daughter is Bug. It was lovebug or ladybug, but now it's just bug. She's 15 and I can't believe she still tolerates it! My 1 year old niece is Jellybean.

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E.S.

answers from Dayton on

Lol @ Victoria Rae.
I don't know where Turkey Butt comes from...but I call my kids that too.
Their official nicknames are: Pippa/Pippi and Tiny.

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J.K.

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My oldest son (15) is Doodles, and he still answers to it. My youngest is named Aaron, and we call him Air Bear.

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A.B.

answers from Pittsburgh on

Growing up my dad called me Scallywag a lot.

I love nicknames and my children have had several nicknames.

My son has been: scallywag, scallgy, stanky stu, stu, and most recently bubba or bubby (my daughter's word for brother)...his real name is Skylar

My daughter: muffin, muffy, muffy moo, moo, moo-moo, mooter, moogie, Moogie T. Bear, T. Bear, Muffy T. Bear, pooginz, poogie, Poogie T. Bear, Little Miss, Missy Moo, moo muffin, jelly, jelly-melly...it's a wonder she even knows her real name lol (which is Ivy btw)

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T.T.

answers from Dallas on

My daughter used to wake up with a smile and wrap her wrms around you like she hasn't seen you in forever. So we've called her Lovey since she was maybe 2 (she's now 19 and we still call her that)

Her brother, now 23, we call Buddy. It's just what we've always called him, not sure where it came from but it's what we've always called him.

And my youngest (who will be 5 tomorrow) we call Monkey or Anklebiter.

I also call them all "offspring" when I greet them. And it's usually followed by "Madre" in response. (And no, we've not even remotely hispanic...lol)

I never had a nick name growing up. And for some reason feel like I'm been slighted somehow...LOL

HAVE A GREAT DAY YA'LL!

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R.S.

answers from San Antonio on

Both my kids are "babycakes"...I call them "babycakes 2" and "babycakes 3".

One day they finally asked why they were "2" and "3"...I told them that daddy was my number one babycakes...so for days they called daddy "babycakes one".

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K.G.

answers from Fort Wayne on

our dd is 2.5 she has been called bug and bugger butt since she was a born. I call her peanut, Syd vicious, Syd Syd and boo.

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D.H.

answers from Louisville on

This granddaughter has a few nicknames - but the one used most when she was smaller was Squiggles (cause she could squiggle into/out of anything) -- also has been sweet pea or half pint or a shortened version of her name.

Have a great uncle that for years called me "candy apple" and I have no idea why - I sure don't like the things! Another uncle has always called me "baby girl" -- think that might have to do with the timing of his becoming family!

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R.A.

answers from Providence on

This is so fun. Well, when my son was a baby, he was my " little Pook-a-loo" I have no idea where I came up with it, but it just stuck. Now he is just " My Pooks" ..For some reason, he still likes the name.

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S.T.

answers from Washington DC on

brian is bri mcfly, when he was a baby it was pooschka. dylan is dinks to his daddy, boo boo to me.
:) khairete
S.

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A.C.

answers from Jacksonville on

Noonie, Noo Noo, and P Diddy (her name starts with P). Noonie came about because she would go all "limp noodle" on me when she would cry as a baby/toddler.

Growing up I was called Mandy or MandaMoon...everyone from home (Indiana) still calls me one of those, never A.. I don't mind a bit, I think nicknames are endearing! :)

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Y.C.

answers from Orlando on

My oldest was "pelusa" when she was younger because she born with so much soft hair, no she is just Ferny Fern.
Pelusa:
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The little one has a easy name for so many: ALi Baba, ALosaurus, ALy, ALe, etc.
But no matter what, when I am mad at them I call them for their name, and if I am really mad for both (first and middle name), lol.
I knew I was in REAL trouble when my mom would call me by my names AND last name, RUN!!!!!!!!

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A.G.

answers from Houston on

I call them both "monkey's"

I used to call my oldest a "business detective". I used to call my youngest "lil boobs"

Now I call my oldest crazy head, monkey or a shortened version of her name, I still call my youngest , cuddle bug, silly Lilly , Lilly billy or punk nugget.

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T.S.

answers from Washington DC on

I call my son Monkey, Monkey Man, and Pumpkin Pie.

Growing up I was T. B. Bird, TK, and Theezie.

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S.F.

answers from Utica on

I call my daughter my little muffin head and sometimes when she is acting all nutty, usually when she is tired, she is our little nut beaner

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S.A.

answers from Chicago on

My oldest is "Beanie" "Bean" or "The Bean". This comes from when we had our first ultrasound and she looked like a lima bean. We started referring to her as "the little bean". She will be 10 in April and we still call her that. She hated it when she was little, but now she loves it. She's going to have "Bean" put on the back of her softball jersey this season.

Our middle son is "Joshie", "Josh-O", "J-Man" or "Buddy".

Our baby boy is "Bo-Bo". We call him that so much that he's thinks it's his name. We always have to correct him and tell him his name is Brendan.

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A.R.

answers from Dallas on

My son Owen is O, Omax (middle name is Maxwell), and OeeOeeO.

My daughter Peyton is P, P-Pot, Peanut, PeyRey (middle name is Renee), and Pey.

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L.D.

answers from Minneapolis on

My niece, age 3 and the 3rd of 3 loud, busy kids, has learned how to stick up for herself quite nicely.

We call her The Honeybadger. Google Randall's narration of Honeybadger on You Tube, and you'll get an idea of this kids' personality.

Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

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S.S.

answers from Chicago on

my daughters name is rachael michelle she has been called shelly for ever
my boys are
andrew we called him droobie
joseph has been called Fina don't ask why no clue just always has been lol
samuel has been called beanie forever

funny how names happen and stick
my brother's name was jerry but I couldn't say brother so called him bubber he is now 49 and we still call him bubby

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K.B.

answers from San Antonio on

My son's nickname is bug or buggy. Not sure how it started but it has stuck. He's 3 and he will ask me "am I your little bug mama?" Baby boy # 2 is due any day now and I am wondering what his will be.

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J.J.

answers from Denver on

I change my daughter's nick name every so often, don't know why, but it's fun...

Dee Dee, Lulu, girly, etc.

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H.M.

answers from Cleveland on

The joke in my family is that we have monkey toes. My daughter was born and the first thing my husband said was oh great she had monkey toes. Since then she had been little miss monkey toes. Her name is fiona and I don't mind fi however if you call her fifi you may end up with a bloody nose. She is a beautiful girl not a poodle. Also she is my little sweet pickle or just pickle.

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K.W.

answers from Youngstown on

I call my daughter "Buggy, Buga boo, or Sugar Plum"
My first son I call "Tiger Boy, or Buddy"
My baby son I haven't quite picked a name for yet. But we often call him "Super Baby"

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C.F.

answers from Portland on

"Booger" or "Booger-girl" No idea where that came from, but that is what my hubby calls her. Sometimes in a singing voice, "you're my booger girl!"
LOL He also calls her baby and princess.

Others are: "baby", "sweet", "sweetheart", sugar-pie", "angel", "angel-face", "baby-girl", "boo-boo", "princess", "sweet-baby", "stinker", or "stinky-butt", "silly-billy", "cuddle-buggy", or just shortened versions of her real name :)

She is 6 :) It's first - middle - middle name when she is in trouble :)

OH, also, Natania - Lasagna, cause they rhyme and it's her favorite food :)

And "Booty" cause her whole life, every time she dances, she shakes her butt, that is her one move that has never changed. "Shake your booty!" and now sometimes it's just "Hey, Booty, whatcha doin?" or something, LOL

(I only had one nick-name as a kid, Mandy. All the affectionate "baby" and stuff was all for my little brother, the favorite.)

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J.T.

answers from Chicago on

I call my son so many different names, but most often I call him "Munch"--short for munchkin.

I love nicknames. My dad calls me Jake--I love it.

My older half-brother calls his mom Fred or Freddie. Not sure how that started . . .

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S.E.

answers from New York on

my nickname was sammer .. we've decided if our baby is a boy we're going to name him anthony christopher.. his last name will begin with an E so we're going to call him Ace

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D.T.

answers from Muncie on

My daughter has so many that it's a wonder she knows her name.

Boo, Dozer, Hammer, Monkey, Butt Butt, or any combination of those.

I grew up with Leroy, Bah Buh Doo, Doo Dee, Day Day. May family loves nicknames.

K.L.

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My oldest is nugget, monkey, moose... My youngest is doodoo, doody butt, dude.

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J.V.

answers from Chicago on

My daughter's is "cookie monster," or "cookie," and I call my son 'little man tate."

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