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Old 11-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #16
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My mom has only ever called me by my first name. My dad used to call me sweetie and it made me uncomfortable. He is passed away now.

My friend is 27 and both her parents still call her peanut. Dont know how she feels about it. Dont think it bothers her.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:56 PM   #17
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Peanut will always be peanut even if he is 6'4", 240#'s and getting ready to graduate from college.
Thrown in with Peanut are other terms of endearment along with his first name.

If he asked me to stop, I would, but he has never had an issue with it nor has he had a negative reaction that I have ever seen, I think he likes it.

I try to be mindful of the surroundings. Once in 6th grade I slipped and used Peanut in his classroom, one of his classmates questioned it and he said "that is just what my Mom calls me, you got a problem with it?" ummmm No.....

Same goes for my DD who has a wide range of pet names depending on her mood.

My son is a Jr and out of self preservation we created nicknames when he was younger. I usually refer to him by his first name and my DH as Sr. This has worked pretty well, unless my FIL also of the same name is in the house. Then I just give up and laugh when all 3 say "what?" at the same time.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #18
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My parents mostly called me by name, but my Dad would still call me Tootsie Bell, honey, pumpkin, and my Mom called me honey or hon.
Loved it!

My FIL is an 85 year old Italian guy, he calls me sweetheart, darling, honey and while he doesn't call him pet names, he still pinches my (44 year old)husbands cheeks. LOL I think it is all VERY sweet and wouldn't have it any other way.

As for the childhood nickname like Johnny vs John, my husband is Jim to a lot of people, but most people still call him Jimmy.
My brother is Dan to most of the rest of the world, but will always be Danny to me.
I don't think that's odd at all to call someone by a "kid" nickname.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #19
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99.9% of the time I call them by their names and have since they were little. Both my children were girls so for a brief period of time back then and on occasion now, when I'm feeling sentimental, I refer to them as baby girl! They've never complained about it.

My oldest girl was named Amy and I would occasionally call her Am (pronounced aim). My youngest was named Julie and again I had shortened that to Jules (pronounced jewels). She didn't like that one much and when anyone called her by that name she always told them that the only person that was allowed to call her Jules was her dad. No one else! Kinda sweet, I thought! They are both in their late 30's now and nothing much has changed.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #20
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I guess it all depends on the situation. We never really used other names than our own growing up...except for my brother was "Kenny" and is now Ken but at family gatherings he gets called Kenny a lot, etc...

About the only term I can think of me being called is "The baby" but that is because I'm the youngest and in every generation that I know of....the youngest does have a tendency to get introduced as "and this is the baby, insert name"....I have heard my aunt be introduced that way too. So it isn't just me.

Now my siblings & I do have a tendency to call each other weird names but that is usually one of us harrassing the other one for doing something weird. LOL!
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:08 PM   #21
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I guess it all depends on the situation. We never really used other names than our own growing up...except for my brother was "Kenny" and is now Ken but at family gatherings he gets called Kenny a lot, etc...

About the only term I can think of me being called is "The baby" but that is because I'm the youngest and in every generation that I know of....the youngest does have a tendency to get introduced as "and this is the baby, insert name"....I have heard my aunt be introduced that way too. So it isn't just me.

Now my siblings & I do have a tendency to call each other weird names but that is usually one of us harrassing the other one for doing something weird. LOL!
My son calls his sister Smalls

She always refers to him as Brother, even when talking to others, I heard her do it the other day with one of her friends. I don't think I have ever heard her say his proper name, he has and will probably always be Brother.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:11 PM   #22
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Well, my nickname has always just been a shortened version of my real name, but when my mom gets off the phone with me she still says "mommy loves you"
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:17 PM   #23
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My mum still calls me "Kid." As in, when I call, she answers the phone with "Hey, kid..."

I'm 38...
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #24
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Heck, I'm 65 and my mother still calls me "Baby Girl".
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #25
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Don't recall either of my parents ever using terms of endearment/pet names for me. I would hate it if they did.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:15 AM   #26
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I have two adult daughters and I still use pet names or terms of endearment for them, unless they're in trouble. Then it's "FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME!"

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This! Except if they're in trouble it's "FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME LAST NAME"
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:19 AM   #27
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When the kids were really young, I would called them pupe - short for puppeto, or puppeta - Italian slang for doll - otherwise always by their first name. I do refer to them many times as sunshine or my sunshine. I think the real answer here is their names.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #28
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Interesting, because this made me stop and think. I don't think I've used a pet name for my daughter (maybe sweetie when she was little). I definitely don't as she is an adult and I think she'd not appreciate it.

My mother never used pet names for us when we were little, but I know I was loved beyond compare.

However, being the third of 4 kids, she many times would go through the whole list of names before she hit mine when she was mad.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:23 AM   #29
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:57 AM   #30
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I am an endearment person, and my daughter will always be a variation of an endearment to me! She has many little nicknames in our house, and even if she gets all uppity on us when she grows up, I don't think we'll be able to stop. Personally, I hardly ever call anyone by their proper name, and if I do, it's a signal that I am being formal, usually because I either don't like or trust you very much Just depends on the kind of person you are, I guess!
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