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post #61 of 208
I call him that sometimes because that is what his 2yo sister calls him. She has a great vocabulary but somehow 'brother' never stuck, so he is her Buddy. When they get together I've taken to calling her Idgy.

When he was younger I called him Bug because he looked like a roly-poly.

The girls get called Ga-Ra-Be-Ta-whatever your name is. :
post #62 of 208
Originally Posted by mamatoablessing View Post
My brother is 33 years old and my dad still calls him Bud, or sometimes Bub.
"Bub" is pretty much ds2's nickname. We call him that all the time.
post #63 of 208
Originally Posted by ChristyMarie View Post
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."
hmm...I call ds2 "goober" sometimes. Maybe it's good that I'm homeschooling.
post #64 of 208
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.
one of the reasons I call all my boys "buddy" (or "big guy") is so I don't call them by the wrong name...

post #65 of 208
Originally Posted by inkslinger View Post
*shrug* I don't see it as a big deal, really. Lots of men call their sons 'buddy.' I don't think it's any less affectionate than calling them any other nickname (sweetie, honey, baby, etc)
: I think it might seem strange if you don't have personal experience with that word. To me, it is a term of endearment for a boy.
post #66 of 208
i'm not a huge fan of 'bub'

i do enjoy
baby love
love bug
sir, sir-j, sergio (his given name is sirius jacques)
honey kisses, baby honey
his milkiness/prince milkie

i'm sure there are more

i don't care what you call your kid as long as it is cutsie. i hate to hear people talk about their midget. there are better words, its disrespectful, like the other name for brazil nuts or sitting cross-legged i won't scream or explode, but it makes me cringe. kwim?
post #67 of 208
i call all kinds of people 'bud'. friends, random kids who i might be talking to, dd, etc.
post #68 of 208
That's funny. My mom calls DS "Buddy Boy" all the time. Why? Because that's what Tigger calls the people he loves, and you can't be any more loving than Tigger. I've worried about the "boy" part because she (and I) are white and he's African American, and somehow white people calling AA males "boy" doesn't go over that well, but it never occurred to me to worry about the "Buddy" part. Sometimes I call him "Buddy Boy" and sometimes it gets shortened to "Buddy". The thought that someone would hear me call him that and think I loved him less than someone who calls their kid "Sweetheart" is a little weird to me.

I also call him his middle name twice (think John John only his middle name is not John), or "Love", or "Kiddo" a fair amount.
post #69 of 208
I refuse to call ds "buddy". I will go so far as to make sure nobody else does either. At first I didn't mind so much that dh was calling him buddy. He'd say "Hey, buddy. Daddy's going to work" and such.

Then one day, a coworker of dh's went to talk to ds and said "hey buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuddy." Literally that long. That did it for me. I'll admit, I'm an odd person and that's the only reason I won't say "buddy" to ds anymore.

I'll call him Bub, though.
post #70 of 208
Originally Posted by bethanyclaire View Post
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.
My dad used to call me "Thing" as well as "first born" and even today on occasion, reminiscent of Homer Simpson, "Boy".

Oh and I am "security blanket" to DH, DD and DS (who can't vocalize it in that way just yet).
post #71 of 208
My dad called me "buddy" when I was little, and I'm a girl I remember it as actually one of the warmest ways he ever related to me, like I was his special little pal
post #72 of 208
Yep, ds gets Bud and Buddy. It's a term of endearment but not necessarily always said cutey either - I just interchange it with his name along with the dozen other names I call him. So if you heard me call him buddy it could even be with irritation at times.
post #73 of 208
I know so many people who call their kids 'bud' or 'buddy' that it gets confusing! Our kids all look up when they hear 'hey buddy!'
post #74 of 208
My brother calls my DD "buddy". I think it's sweet. He's a guy's guy. He's not going to call her "honey" or "sweetie". Buddy is his way as an uncle of expressing his feelings.

He also calls our dog "Hey buddy!" but she was once his dog.

DH calls DD "Honey bear" or "Pumpkin". I either call her "Sweetie" or "Silly Goose" (her favorite nickname)" or a shortened version of her first name.
post #75 of 208
Sure I call my children bud or buddy.

I also call them bub, sweet child, love bird, darling man (or girl), beautiful friend, wonderkid, snugglemonkey, sweetheart, child of mine, lovebug, lovelove, good friend, bug, sweetbird, birdy, pup, mister man, madame, princess, heroes of the revolution, superbub, ladybug, knight in shining armor, peach, dreamboat. I'm afraid I may have called one of them little toad once or twice.

I recently started calling them fine young cannibals. I have no idea why.
post #76 of 208
Another "buddy" user.

The other thing I always call kids is buggers. Specifically when something really sad happened. I will say, "Oh, poor little bugger!" I've gotten some weird looks on that one, but I got it from my dad and I just can't shake it. It's just what you say to express your sympathy for a kid who's having a hard time!
post #77 of 208
We regularly call my 4.5 year old DD "Buddy." We also call her Bug, Chicken, Miss Moe, Puppy, Kiddo, Monkey, Bub, Child and naturally, her actual name.

My DH calls her "Buddy" most often when he is speaking directly to her, in a positive way. As in "Hi Buddy! Tell me about your day" when he gets home from work or "Okay, Buddy, let's talk about this" when he is trying to help her work through something.

To me, it's short for "special, beloved, little friend."
post #78 of 208
I use buddy a lot with my preschoolers, lol. That and "kiddo". Even they recognized those names as endearments and associated them with me.

My own kids get called kiddo and hun. Although Mackenzie gets called "Miss Sophia Grace".
post #79 of 208
Of course I use it, he's my nursing buddy I joked when he was a newborn that if there were such a thing as nursing competitions, we were a champion team.

Buddy, bud, honey, dear, Munchkin (usually online, not to his face).

Edited to add: Most commonly, we'll use his nickname twice.
post #80 of 208
Originally Posted by allgirls View Post
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

Dude was one of ds1's first words. I'm not sure how he picked it up, but he was under a year old. He used to call dh, "Da-dude" instead of Daddy .

Anyhow, this is a really weird thread and the OP seems unnecessarily judgemental about nickname choices.
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