So, after reading about undesired pet names, for eg 'Baby' from the other thread, I started wondering about nicknames in general. I tend to give lots of nicknames, many that don't exactly make any sense since they're for the most part simply sounds put together. (Most of these belong to the cat) However, if someone doesn't like being called by a certain name, I desist. A nickname's meant to increase the love and not decrease it, in my opinion! Anyway, what do y'all think of nicknames? Do you like giving them? Have you nicknames yourself? Or are you one of those people who believe that people have proper names and those are the only names they should be called by?