April 25, 2012 3:46 pm
Posted by: heather

Neither of our boys’ given names lend themselves to be shorted. It just worked out that way, probably because Leibman is long and usually mispronounced, we picked simple first names. However, as a kid, it bothered me that I never had a nickname while everyone else did. I think I see nicknames as love names, given to us by the people who care about us.

As most of you know, Jace’s nickname since around birth was “piglet”. Boy did that kid like to eat, and in fact, still does. Plus I am a Winnie the Pooh fan and piglet was always one of my favorite characters. I still call him that on occasion and he responds to it without question.  As such, it only seemed fitting that Trevor also get a nickname. While he does enjoy eating, there is something Trevor loves even more than that. He loves to be held, loves to snuggle. Hense the name “snugglebug” or for ease, just plain old “bug”.

One Response to “Nicknames”

Vicki wrote a comment on May 1, 2012

I like “Bug”! If you wanted to stick to the Pooh theme, “Roo” seems fitting, too, since he is most comfy in Kanga’s pouch… We still call Emma “Munchkin” regularly, even at 8.5. Kyle is most often just “K”, or “Bud” or “Buddy”.

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