The importance of having the right name for the right occasion!
What’s in a nickname?
It’s important that your child’s nicknames be a source of pride, not shame.
A nickname can have a huge impact on a child as they grow up. The wrong nickname can cause a lifetime of torture.
Therefore, Lynn and I have come up with a tongue-in-cheek list of acceptable names and nicknames for our new son:
- Daniel John (at formal occasions or when he is in trouble)
- Daniel John Robertson (when he is really in trouble)
- Danny (may be used by his friends on the playground)
- Danny Boy (oh, it’s grand to be Irish … this name will serve him well with the kilt wearing, Guinness drinking, pub crawling, bagpipe playing, rebel song singing crowd that his father loves so well!)
- Daniel of Lock Prado (for when he is in touch with his Scottish roots and for when he is sneaking into Lake Prado, with his Uncle Wayne, for night fishing!)
- Dan (at some point he will declare that he wishes to be addressed by this adult version of his name, like his father did at 5 years old)
- Daniel My Brother (by any part of the male of the species who refers to their friends as “brother” and Sir Elton John, of course)
- Lil’ Bro (likely to be used by his very proud big brothers)
- DJ (very likely to be used by all as a fun playful abbreviation of his name and if he chooses to follow in his father’s sorted past as a disc jockey)
- DJ Rob (this will be his gangsta rap name … word up!)
What our friends have to say on the topic!
Some of our friends and family had some great suggestions:
- Andrew, Nikolas, Brandon … whatever your name is, get over here! ~ Debbie F.
- Dan the Man ~ Barbara L.
- “Doc” because his initials are DR. ~ Jill M.B.
- Daniel San (from The Karate Kid) ~ Kerry C.
- Dano (from Hawaii 5-0 … the original, of course) ~ Kerry C.
- Danosour ~ Kerry C.
- The Danster (SNL tribute)~ Kerry C.
- Dan-arino ~ (SNL tribute) ~ Bill R.
Feel free to suggest some of your own nicknames … be polite, we are talking about my son!!!
Update: I have started calling him by the following names, already:
Lynn seems to call him by the following nickname, a lot:
I suspect that we are confusing him a little with so many names, but at least we’re calling him, right?
By Bill Robertson