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We had to put our kitty to sleep yesterday. He was with us for 10 years. It has been a hard few days.<br><br>
Anyways, his name was Senor Gato, so no using any of that for a baby name, but what do you guys think of the name:<br>
Grayson<br><br>
I actually really like the name, but I don't like nicknames. Do you think people would call him Gray?<br><br>
by the way, we came up with the name because Gato was a beautiful grey tabby.
 

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I've never heard of a pet tribute for a baby name, but I don't see why not! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I think it's a neat story to share with your little one, when he asks about the inspiration behind his name. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I like Grayson, though I prefer Greyson. I prefer the "e" because I think Grayson will sometimes be shortened to "Gray," which visually I find too close to "Gary." I love the nickname Grey, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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i think it's awesome. (the tribute to your kitty, but especially the nn) honestly, i'm not a fan of 'en/in/an' ending boy names, just because they're so trendy, but i do love Grey as a nn. (and i think people would eventually call him grey)
 

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Greyson was on our list for a while. I still like it.<br><br><br>
So sorry to hear about your cat *hugs*
 

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It seems that with any nickname, your child will go first by what you choose to call him, so he wouldn't go by Gray. At some point others will almost certainly call him that, and he'll choose to like it and use it or to tell them he doesn't want to go by that name. I guess I'm saying that parents get the initial input, but at some point whether or not a nickname gets used regularly will be largely the child's choice. Even if he doesn't choose to go by that name, though, some people will inevitably use it. Some will accept correction more gracefully than others. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I have a relative named David, and he is definitely not ever Dave. He'll correct anyone who calls him that, and most people remember and respect that. I've never been a Jenny, so if someone I'm likely to see regularly calls me that I'll let them know I prefer Jenifer or Jen. If it's someone I'm only talking to in passing I'll just mentally roll my eyes and not worry about it. I've never known anyone to regularly call me Jenny if I've told them I don't use that name.
 

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Here is a picture of him with my DD when she was around 5 months old.<br><br><a href="http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae134/Chloesmama1129/IMG_1146.jpg?t=1274476612" target="_blank">http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1274476612</a><br><br>
She really loved him. (and he was SOOOOO gentle with her.)
 

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I think it's a cool tribute to a pet who meant so much to you. My pet rabbit died in August and I've sometimes thought about using her name as a middle name (Suki), although it won't be with this LO.<br><br>
I'm a fan of the Greyson spelling, too. FWIW, my husband's name is Andrew, and he's just about never called "Andy" or "Drew." He did have a nickname through most of h.s. and college that was a shortening of his last name, but that came about from sports; some of his former teammates still call him by the nickname, but that's about it.
 

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Greyson is a fabulous name!<br><br>
Funny about tribute names, my dad is pressuring me to name this baby after my mom (who he divorced while she was pregnant with me, and she has been dead 10 years).<br><br>
I laughed very hard and said, "If you actually KNEW my mom," (which clearly after the divorce, they went their separate ways) "You'd know she HATED her name and would roll over in the grave at the thought of me naming the baby that."<br>
I called my step-dad to confirm, he laughed very hard and agreed. He said, "What your mom would really have wanted was just a pretty name."
 
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