So I'm not very good with abbreviated names, for people or for objects. Not just abbreviated names but also nicknames of any kind. I normally call people by how they've been introduced to me. I have always been called by my entire first name and it's never successfully been shortened. So when people told me that Griffin's name would be shortened to "Griff," I shook my head and laughed. So within a month only a couple of people have called him Griff, but some only to annoy me. Slowly it's doesn't matter as much as it did, but it still makes me laugh.
Many times I have been reminded how clueless I am when it comes to this parenting stuff, especially the lingo. Everyday I feel like I learn something, if not a million things, new. The other day I was asked where Griffin's "binky" was, to which I had no clue what that was. Thinking it through I assumed it was a blanket, then I learned that it's the pacifier. Where did this name come from? Back to my problem of not using nicknames, I can not bring myself to call the pacifier anything other than "pacifier." I can't say binky or winky or passy--I just can't do it. I've also learned that blankets can be minkies or possibly a million other names, but what's wrong with "blanket"? I like just having a clear and concise nomenclature for things so I am not grabbing for Griffin's blanket instead of the pacifier.
I'm coming around though, and I keep an open mind. So don't judge me ;)
*Both pictures were taken two weeks ago. Griffin is now a little bigger and a whole lot cuter.