Its been on my mind for a while that I probably need to stop calling my children by their nicknames, at least out in public.
Charley started off as “Bean” before she was even born but this soon turned into “Pickle” when she popped out. It’s just stuck though and I’m not sure how I’m going to stop it. Charley doesn’t seem bothered by it but I am. I don’t want to be walking up to the school gate saying “how did you get on today pickle?”. It’s not the only name I have for her either. “Sausage” is one that occasionally pops out as well. I don’t think I’d mind so much if it was more related to her name but they’re not, and I do really like her name so I wish I’d use it more.
Bodhi seems to be luckier though – he just has a name that everyone asks to be repeated, especially when they ask his sister, as if to say did she say that correctly. And then they still repeat it incorrectly. Normally by saying “Brodie”. This happened today in the shops. Oh well, its our own fault. My husband has always wanted character building names for our children. Heaven help if we had a third child.
Bodhi sometimes gets called “Little man”, but this somehow doesn’t seem so bad and I don’t seem to do it as much for him.
I did call Charley “darling” in jest today and she swiftly told me that wasn’t her name!
Maybe I will grow out of it, I’m sure Charley will start telling me off when she no longer likes being called “pickle”.
Do any of you have nicknames for your little ones?