There is also something cute about parents calling their kids something special. Be it pumpkin, turkey, babe, whatever - you can tell a mom who loves her kids when she has a cute nickname for them.
If you remember from reading about how B&H became known as B&H , I wanted my kids to have names that lent them nicknames. But, I failed in that quest as the nicknames for Benjamin are pretty standard, and there aren't really standard nicknames for Hannah. Still, since nearly the very beginning, the kids have had nicknames. I remember calling Ben "Buddy" in the hospital. Thankfully that one didn't stick.
Yet, through our love for B&H, we found fitting nicknames for them anyway!
My stepdad (known as Papa to B&H) first started calling Ben "Benjo" around the time he was 2 months old. It stuck and most of the time we refer to Ben as "Benjo." It's silly, but so is he!
|Watching the "hey-topper" fly over our house|
Soon thereafter, Hannah became "Hannie." While it's mostly just family that call Ben Benjo, it has become standard for people to call Hannah Hannie. I even heard our friends Zoe & Kaylee call her Hannie last time we had a playdate. It's cute, and I'm not sure where it came from, but it sure fits, dontcha think?
|Cool morning, new sweatshirt|
Squirtball (though that's old and we don't really call him that anymore)
Booger (a new one, based on his new favorite word)