So, I had a nickname for Baby MPB for a long time – Stinkerbutt.
Mr. MPB became worried that he’d start to respond to Stinkerbutt rather then his real name. Which is exactly what happened with our dog who respond to her nickname of Dumbo as a puppy and she’d probably still respond to the nickname Dumbo to this day. So, needless to say, based on past experience Mr. MPB asked me to come up with a new nickname for Baby MPB.
So, I did. First I tried Stinks. But, in the end I landed on Stinky. And so I have been referring to Baby MPB at home by the nickname of Stinky for the last few months.
Now, it’s not that he’s actually stinky on a regular basis, it’s just that he is known to have a stinky butt, just like all babies. So, it seemed fitting and just became the nickname I used for him.
Regardless, Mr. MPB doesn’t love the nickname Stinky anymore then he loved the nickname Stinkerbutt. And in his attempts to get me to come up with a new nickname again he has now pointed out that it would be somewhat cruel of me to give him a nickname that becomes commonly used by others. Evidently, according to Mr. MPB, it’s not a good idea to give a little boy a nickname like this that could be used by friends as he grows up. Apparently, no teenage boy who ever hopes to get a date wants to be known as Stinky.
So, now I am trying to come up with a new nickname. And Mr. MPB has now specified that the nickname should have nothing to do with our son smelling. Because, evidently you don’t want a small child to confuse his real name with anything related to smelling and you also don’t want the nickname to stick and have his friends in high school call him Stinky.
But the problem is, I cannot think of anything else. I’m at a loss to find something that sounds right. His real name doesn’t really condense into any obvious nicknames. And names like Buddy, Bud, Peanut, or Babe just don’t feel right. So, how do other’s come up with nicknames, preferably nicknames that do not refer to the smell of your child?
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