Like someone else mentioned, this is rather embarassing....but here goes:
Son #1: we really just had variations of his name--we still call him Zainey, but now I guess we just call him late for dinner (pa-ta-pum)
Son #2: This is the embarassing one....His name is Asher so we came up with every derivative imaginable: Smasher, Asher the Masher, Ashey,Smack (people gave us funny looks when we talked about "picking up the Smack)
Son #3: Attie, Atticus-Butticus, Fatticus,
Son #4: So far is just Van or Ivey...but I'm sure we will come up with some good ones.
Side note: When we were deciding on a name for Ivan, Asher decided that we all needed new names. Since his favorite letters at the time were X and W he was sure that they had to be in his name....so his new name became Ashwerx...He has lately changed that to Ash Cruise--no idea.
Asher's names for the other boys was "Santhamo" for Zain (his version of chrysanthamum), and Opal for Atticus. Amanda for my wife, and "Father" for me.
Now, Attie refers to himself as Opal and we find ourselves referring to him the same way. Today, Ashey reffered to him as Opie....So who knows what name he will grow up with.