I am definitely a nickname person. I love nicknames! When you don't know someone that well you just call them by their plain, old name. When you know someone well you call them by a nickname. When you love someone so much nicknames just flow out. (Ok, maybe that's not normal, but it's how it is for me.)
I usually call Eric Er (pronounced Air). Not too creative, just a shortening of his name. Although I also call him Harry, Fat Boy Slim, Schmerick, and more...much to his dismay.
Now after the birth of my precious boy he was destined to be called by nicknames 99.9% of the time. My only concern is that he'll grow up not entirely sure of his real name.
Here are just a few of his nicknames:
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Little Sweet Pumpkin
I already call our new baby Our Newest Little Sweet Pea or just Sweet Pea for short.
What is YOUR nickname?