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post #21 of 208
My dad called my brother "buddy." That was many years ago. I call DD "Bubbles." It is a term of endearment.
post #22 of 208
My brother is 33 years old and my dad still calls him Bud, or sometimes Bub.
post #23 of 208
I don't use "buddy" but I use

Squirt
Offspring
Kiddo
Young'un
Kidlet
Child
Young child

My dd thinks it's funny.
post #24 of 208
I call my kids bud, buddy, beef, guy-guy, short stack, meat, cute stuff, monkey...just about whatever rolls off the tongue. My kids think their "nicknames" are funny and they are part of how we joke around together.
post #25 of 208
We call our ds Buddy so often that we joke we are going to have "Buddy" embroidered on his backpack for kindergarten. Lots of affection for our Buddy here!
Interesting judgement on the OP's part...
post #26 of 208
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Originally Posted by gsd1amommy View Post
I must really be cold and unaffectionate because I actually call my son Budweiser sometimes instead of Bud.
LOL! this really cracks me up!!!!
post #27 of 208
I have heard buddy sound warm and loving from both moms and dads. I have also heard children's names said in ways that sound like their parents are cussing out someone in traffic. I think that the words we use, with very little exception, are good or bad based on how we use them not on how parents use them when they are ticked off and trying to keep their cool and using a term they probably hope will engage their child's cooperation. I won't stop using my dd's name just because some people say their children's names in angry, cold tones nor will I stop using the nicknames we enjoy just because some people use them in unenduring ways.
post #28 of 208
DH calls our sons buddy at times, and it actually sounds really affectionate and cute :

like when he says, "Hey, Buddy! I missed you today!"
post #29 of 208
I think it sounds endearing. I don't think I use it often, but I'm sure I've gone up to one of mykids when thy were bummed out, put an arm around their shoulder and said, "what's up buddy?" sometimes the lighter approach is better during a heavy moment.
post #30 of 208
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Originally Posted by gsd1amommy View Post
I must really be cold and unaffectionate because I actually call my son Budweiser sometimes instead of Bud.
: that's hilarious! I'll have to tell DH, since that's his favorite beer.
post #31 of 208
I call my younger son "Buddy" and my older son "Pal". That's so I don't get them mixed up.
post #32 of 208
Have you been following me around? LOL

I call my 6 week old baby Buddy all the time. Not sure why, but I can assure you I am not being cold...It is just fun. I do call him his name also..I also refer to him as "my baby bumblebee" and "monkey" and "puppy"...I've even thrown in "Pterodactyl" when he's making these gurgly growling noises that he does when he is waking up..lol
post #33 of 208
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Originally Posted by marisa724 View Post
I call my younger son "Buddy" and my older son "Pal". That's so I don't get them mixed up.



I sometimes call DS Buddy and my voice sounds as warm and loving as can be! But actually he told me he prefers Bubba or just "Bub" so I usually call him that now when I want to use a nickname. We like nicknames at our house and everyone has one.
post #34 of 208
I have no problem with Buddy. And believe me, it's way better than some of the names I hear parents call their children.
post #35 of 208
Am I the only one that calls their daughter *buddy*? :

(Actually, just about every child I come into contact with gets called *buddy* at some point, boy or girl.)
post #36 of 208
My father-in-law still calls my husband "Buddy," and I think it's the sweetest thing ever.

I usually call my infant son Mr. Son or Mr. Boy. Do you think that's overly formal?
post #37 of 208
I think it's just a nickname like any other nickname. Janelle gets called doll, princess, princess penelope, princess penelope pickle blossom... Kincaid gets called bug, buggy, bugs, buggaboo, bugga, caid-e-bug... Travis gets buddy bud budders... River just gets River for now...
post #38 of 208
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Originally Posted by Rivka5 View Post
I usually call my infant son Mr. Son or Mr. Boy. Do you think that's overly formal?
Aww, that's really cute! When DS was born my dad refered to him as "The Young Mr. (our last name)".
post #39 of 208
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Originally Posted by Rivka5 View Post

I usually call my infant son Mr. Son or Mr. Boy. Do you think that's overly formal?
I call our son Mr. Boy frequently

We use Buddy and Dude in addition to lots of other nicknames here. They're definitely coming from an a place of affection...
post #40 of 208
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Originally Posted by Rivka5 View Post
My father-in-law still calls my husband "Buddy," and I think it's the sweetest thing ever.

I usually call my infant son Mr. Son or Mr. Boy. Do you think that's overly formal?
I call the kids Mr./Miss (our last name) when they are being wild. Mostly the younger two.
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