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#1 happyidiot

Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:21 AM

Ok, so I'm 7 weeks in and it's time I officially adopt a cute 'Dad only' nickname for my daughter.... you know the type of nickname that old time 'cool' hollywood characters might have called their daughters, back before Michael Bay got his dirty hack mits on the movie industry!

Honestly, I'm leaning toward 'Kiddo'... a bit tomboyish maybe but it has the right tone. Having said that I'm very open to suggestions, so fire away original.gif



#2 newdaddy09

Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:02 AM

hahahaha - Michael Bay's mitts.. gold

Somehow or other I landed on Bunny Rabbit for my daughter.  My boy though, ended up with the always unimaginative mate.  Sometimes its Maaaaaaaate, other times a very shrill MATE!

Im sure for the past 6 months he thinks his name is

'beeeee caaaareful MATE!'

#3 Moose85

Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:55 AM

My son got squirt in the dirt or just squirt for a long time (still gets it sometimes), but mostly it's mate or boy now... lol... unimaginative I know...

The new one, which is still cooking until Boxing Day (good planning or what lol)... it's possum so far... it might stick...

#4 geckosrule

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:02 AM

For as long as I can remember my Dad has always called me Alice.  Don't really even know why.  It's not my name and it's nothing even like my name but I like it and only he calls me that...no one else.

A friend of mine when she was pregnant use to refer to the unborn baby as Bumpy, they both did.  I thought it was cute.

#5 rozziebonz

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:04 AM

My Dad always did and sometimes still does call me possum. My husband calls our daughter (Chloe) all sorts of funny names depending on what she's doing. Sometimes it's Chlo the bo or Doey. sometimes it's just straight up butt head!!
Our sons (Liam & Haden) get Bum (not sure how he got this one but it has stuck since he was a baby) and H-a-Messy.  
I think the Dad-Child nick name thing is really cute!!

#6 Rumour has it..

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:06 AM

My dad calls me Shorty. (im the shortest in our family..)

DP calls our DS Boof. (He really has a big head haha)

#7 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:07 AM

I was Fang until I was about 11 and then it changed to Moonface.

I much preferred Fang!

#8 Lulus mum

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:09 AM

My dad always called me Bloss (actually still calls me bloss)
My DH calls our girl Grub and has done so since the moment we knew she was cooking lol
My BF gets called Froggie by her dad which i always thought was so cute.

#9 spellfall

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:13 AM

I sometimes get Petal or Petal Pie from my dad. Not so much anymore sad.gif

#10 bubmakes3

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

My Dad has always called me Madamn - apparently I was a right little madamn as a toddler - its stuck now!

#11 Bodacious Prime

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

DH calls our oldest daughter Chook or Chooka, Lord knows why.
DD2 is Bubba

#12 livvie7586

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:22 AM

i have always been 'little one' to my dad  wub.gif  i still am and i'm 25

#13 Seuss

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:23 AM

Katie-lou - I dont have Lou or anything like it in my name

or grumble bum

ETA DH calles our baby (Due in January) Dot as thats about the size of it the first picture we have (as a blastocyst)

Edited by Seuss, 01 September 2011 - 01:21 PM.


#14 janemummy

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:27 AM

DS1 = Gromit
DS2 = Pumpkin
DS3 = Harry Boodle

#15 HeroOfCanton

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:28 AM

I was Baby-Doll, because he thought I looked like a porcelain doll when I slept original.gif

#16 Possum_gal

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:30 AM

Dad called me possum growing up, still does occassionally.

DH calls DD chick or Lucy- which is what MIL calls her

#17 melajoe

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:34 AM

DH has some cute names for our girls.

DD1 is Bubba Sweetie.  He calls her this so often, that she will tell you her name is "Katherine Ann Bubba Sweetie <lastname>."   biggrin.gif   If I call her it, she says "no mummy, I'm not your Bubba Sweetie, I'm only Daddy's Bubba Sweetie."

DD2 gets Monster from DH, Ellie Bubba (said like Ali Baba) from me.

My own mum and dad both use the name nickname for me, a shortened version of my name.





#18 akkiandmalli

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:35 AM

nyDh calls our DD akki ( which is sri lnakn for big sister) or sudu which is a pet kind ofname


#19 newdaddy09

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:37 AM

My old man called me everything under the sun but my real name

I was most often Sport, Henry, Jack and Tiger

Perhaps, however, Tiger should be taken off the list of modern-dad nick names though?

#20 matiti

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:38 AM

My Dads nickname for me was Poo. He still uses it now and Im 25.

None of my kids really have nicknames.

Edited by matiti, 31 August 2011 - 11:41 AM.


#21 Surocco

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:53 AM

My dad always called me Grub, mainly because I was one original.gif  When I was a preschool teacher, if one particular boy wouldn't respond to his real name we were told to try calling him "Josè" to which he would respond.  He had heard the phrase "No way Josè" so many times from his folks, he assumed that was his name!

#22 Neko NoNo

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:58 AM

my dad calls me number 3 (I'm the third daughter) or Cordelia- no, I don't have issues wink.gif

#23 MotherClucker

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:59 AM

I was pooky until my teenage years when he switched to bulldog (I had volatile mood swings lol)

DH calls our kids: Bear, One, Little Bloke, Little Bean and Choochie lol
Looks hilarious all typed out.

Edited by MotherClucker, 31 August 2011 - 11:59 AM.


#24 Therin

Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE (newdaddy09 @ 31/08/2011, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My old man called me everything under the sun but my real name



Likewise.  I reckon mine doesn't even know my real name... Kiddo was a common one, but we were squiddley and diddley, I'm still Squid now we're grown up.

My cousins got heckle and jeckle, so could be worse.

#25 diary~dad

Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:02 PM

I wrote about the dangers of nick-names here: http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...howtopic=580135




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