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Friday, November 19, 2010

I wonder what they'll call her on the playground.

I've had a few people ask me why I call my daughter "Penny."

Allow me to explain.

Yes, her name is Aspen. But how fun is it to always call someone by their full name? I love love love nicknames. I love them so much that I call Aspen "Maddie" (the dog's name) and "Sophia" (my sister's name) all the time. Oh wait, that's just because I'm a scatterbrain.

Back to "Penny."


PEN = Penny

Trust me, it's much better than the alternative (ASpen; AS = Assy).


  1. hahaha. i think penny is cute! how can people not put 2 and 2 together on that one? haha

  2. *light bulb*

    duh, that totally makes sense. i don't know how i didn't figure it out before! haha!

    i love nicknames too. when v+i talk about our future childrens names, i always have to consider the nicknames and that often can yay or nay a name for me.

  3. Oh my gosh you got me laughing so hard at your alternative nickname! You can use it when she's older! Ha, ha, ha!

  4. I love the nickname Penny. My name never worked for nicknames, so I actually made sure both of the girl's names would work for nicknames. I always wanted a nickname, but somehow Dix should a whole lot like Assy. It just doesn't work.

  5. I'm confused as to how anyone was confused about "Penny." :) I think it's adorable.

    And good for you for choosing a nickname-friendly name. There's not very much you can do with "Heather," and I always felt a little left out.

  6. I love nicknames and I love the names Penny & Aspen. Penny is much cuter than Assy


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