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post #41 of 208
We call our middle DD "Bubba". Everyone used to think she was a boy (and sometimes they still do if they don't get a good look at her!). Our 1 yo calls her sisters "Sissy" and "Bubba".
post #42 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.
post #43 of 208
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post #44 of 208
:Another one who using "buddy" as a term of endearment. I have other names, but the older he gets, the less he likes being called "honey" or "sweetie" although "sweet pea" and "little man" are okay!

Not sure why it is a big deal...
post #45 of 208
Well, considering I call my son "poo" or "little poopie", I definitely think buddy is a step up. LOL I have no idea where it started and I get the weirdest looks from strangers but... he's just my little poo. He knows it means I love him and he's my favourite little boy in the whole world.
post #46 of 208
I think you just need to let it go. Any endearment can be a source of fear, derision, or shame when used the wrong way, and even something as plain as "Miss" or "Buddy" can be the most tender or words when used that way.

If you don't like it, don't use it. But there's really need to project negativity onto people who do use it.
post #47 of 208
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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.)
Naw, I occasionally call DD buddy, I also call her kiddo, kidlet, and Little Miss.

DS is buddy, little man, mini-me, little mutant, and despite my original promise not to use it bubs.
post #48 of 208
haha this just turned into the best thread ever.
love everyone's nicknames.
post #49 of 208
I occasionally call dd1 and ds buddy very affectionately.
post #50 of 208
I am trying to conjure up the scenario wherein a child is called 'buddy' in an un-endearing way and whatever I come up with seems implausible or at least ridiculous, but I'm not into negative name-calling. I can imagine and have witnessed it between adults who were not happy with one another, but even then, it seems like a sitcom sort of interaction, or a third person narrative, like "Buddy in front of me said...".

We call all of our children 'buddy.'

One of our favourite stories about ds1 is when we asked him what we would call his new sibling once born since we already called him 'buddy', and his brother 'little buddy.' He thought for a second and then stated confidently (and unprompted either by earlier discussion or in the moment), "Weeeee buddy."

We don't have any sur-nicknames anymore. They are all 'buddy', and always with absolute affection.
post #51 of 208
I frequently call my kids "dude" or "dudes" because we watched a movie once and everybody was using dude and we started as a joke. They call me mama dude.

Note my username
post #52 of 208
I call Dd buddy sometimes. It's an endearment.

We've always had many knicknames for her starting with Baby Magoo, to Booba, Buddy, Soosala, and lots of sweetheart, sweetie, honey, babe, baby, little darlin', monkey...and we call her by her name often too. Geez just realized we talk to this kid alot.....

I call her kid too now that she's 4 and she's such a big kid.
post #53 of 208
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Originally Posted by GuildJenn View Post
Where are you from?

In some areas of Atlantic Canada, buddy is basically like 'this guy' as in...

"I was filling my car up with gas when buddy drives up..."

I think it's probably quite regional whether you hear it as normal or affectionate or whatever.
Yep...I'm from eastern Canada...my favourite comedy group is "Buddy wassisname and the other feller"
post #54 of 208
I must be the world's worst parent... I call my kiddos "Thing 1" and "Thing 2." Seriously. The Cat in the Hat is their favorite book and they love the nicknames. Strangers must think I'm nuts.

DS's dad calls him "buddy" all the time. I never thought anything of it and he always says it very affectionately.
post #55 of 208
We call dd, peanut, Ede (her name is Eden), Lu-Lu, Sissy. Ds is bubba or dude or Bretty Eddie (his name is Brett Edwin). Dh is Bubby, daddy or babe.
post #56 of 208
We call our son Buddy--probably more than we call him Andrew. No, we aren't dripping with emotion each and every time ("Come here my widdle Buddy-wuddy mamas little kissy baby wuv u so much!!!") but I certainly don't think we sound cold. We sound the same whether we say Buddy or Andrew. I have been sitting here trying to imagine someone "coldly" using the name Buddy to address their child and I'm really having a hard time even making that up.

I've read a lot of judgment on MDC but in all honesty this has to take the cake...
post #57 of 208
I call all my kids "buddy" and it's very affectionate. However, since meeting dh, I've become aware that "buddy" seems to be used a bit differently in Canada (or at least this part of Canada) than in much of the US.
post #58 of 208
Ok, must share this one....

My son and I call each other "goober" on occasion. One day he came home from school (at 2) and said, "we don't call teachers goober." I explained that no, that probably wasn't a good idea but we can use it at home.

I call him munchkin.
Grandma calls him sweet man.
Daddy calls him buddy.

He will point it out if one of us calls him by the other's nickname. No switching allowed. LOL.
post #59 of 208
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Originally Posted by bethanyclaire View Post
I must be the world's worst parent... I call my kiddos "Thing 1" and "Thing 2." Seriously.


that reminds me we call ours #1, #2, #3 and #4.

I also say, "Son" a lot when talking to one of my boys and for some reason it bugs the heck out of my brother. He asks why I don't call DD "Daughter"
post #60 of 208
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Originally Posted by GuildJenn View Post
Where are you from?

In some areas of Atlantic Canada, buddy is basically like 'this guy' as in...

"I was filling my car up with gas when buddy drives up..."
Is that a regional thing? I had a roommate who came from Ontario who used to do that a lot. I thought it was just a personal quirk.
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