I like nicknames. I think it is because I never had one. Dad used to call me and my sister puddintang #1 and puddintang #2, but because it was the same name, it doesn't count. :)
So all my kids have been given nicknames, except Brea, until now....
Braden's was punkin for the longest time and then I started calling him Braden-boy-o. Not super creative, but it stuck and it works.
Ezekiel has a few that are variations on his name: Zekey, Zekes and Zekers. Zekers is my favorite.
Ailey. Well, Ailey has MANY. First it was Ler-ler, which morphed into Ler-lu. Then, I added Dooterbops, which I then further broke down into doots and dooters and sometimes bubby-doots, while still using dooterbops on occasion. Sam and a few others call her Gracie because Grace is her middle name. She knows and responds to them all. She's already a multi-tasker. ;p
Brea is still a work in progress. I call her Brea-boops sometimes and am trying out Boopsy/Boopsy-Doopsy and today decided to add in Scoochamadooch, which will be made into variations such as Scoochamadoochers and shortened into Scooch most of the time. At first, I was at quite a loss because it seemed that I had used up my girly nickname arsenal on Ailey, but I feel I'm on the right track now....maybe. Gotta give them more time to settle in.