Our child's name is Joseph, and we are at an age where I think we need a nickname to stick. We live in a neighborhood where I fear he will turn into a Jo-ee, as in "A-O Jo-ee", a giant gold chain wearing Joey who wants stone lions outside his house. So before he enters a day care in the area (hopefully next year if the job goes through) I want an established nickname.
My sister made a point the other day that calling the Babe, the Babe will make it harder to nickname number 2 (a child that is not on the way yet but a thought in the back of our heads). And she also pointed out that in our family Babe is already taken; our uncle who is my dad's younger brother is called Babe by my dad. It is funny to hear my dad call someone Babe though. And I can't picture other kids calling him babe to his face.
The hubby calls the boy child Boy-o. Every afternoon when he gets home the whole block can hear "Hi- ya Boy-o" the Boy-o sounding the way old Irish men say it. I call the boy Scooter Pie, but I feel like these are family nicknames that he would not want others calling him. I know I would die if people called me what my mom calls me sometimes.
My friend, and the boy's Godmother calls him JP. I like this one the best but I feel like she is the only one to call him this. The mother in law calls him Joseph all the time (her deceased husband is who is named after and everyone called him Joe, so I think she feels weird about calling the baby Joe). My parents call him Joseph, but I feel like they don't really do nicknames.
So anyone out there with a nickname suggestion?