When a new baby is welcomed into the family it’s a special and memorable time for everyone.
For the brothers and sisters in the family it can be particularly exciting as they might quickly become another fatherly or motherly figure, a cool older friend or perhaps a wise older brother or sister figure.
Given there is often a strong bond between uncles and aunts and their nieces and nephews, a nickname can be a lovely and personal way to honor that special bond.
While there is of course nothing wrong with using a child’s given name, it’s also fun to use a cool nickname as well.
Cute Nicknames For Nephews
Many uncles and aunts like to use a nickname that sounds as sweet as their nephew is sweet.
If you’re looking for a cute nickname for nephew, try one of these:
- Baby Boo
- Baby Face
- Boo Boo
- Cutie Pie
Sweet Names To Call Your Nephew
Many people like to choose nicknames that are inspired by a dessert or some other sweet food, such as:
- Apple Pie
- Banana Muffin
- Bon Bon
- Cherry Pie
- Chocolate Chip
- Honey Bear
- Honey Bunny
- Honey Muffin
- Pop Tart
- Sugar Bear
- Sugar Bunny
- Sugar Pie
Personality-Based Nicknames For Nephews
Is your nephew bossy, strong willed or a bundle of energy?
Nicknames that are related to a child’s personality add a personal touch, so once your nephew’s personality really starts to shine through, you may want to consider one of these awesome names:
- Bam Bam
- Boom Boom
- Cheeky Chops
- Mr Bossy
- Power House
- Sleepie Pie
- Stud Muffin
- Trouble Maker
Appearance-Based Nicknames For Nephews
Just like the names above based on personality, appearance-based nicknames are another fantastic way to add a personal touch to your nephew’s nickname.
Here are some of the best examples:
- Blue-Eyed Boy
- Brown-Eyed Boy
- Chubby Cheeks
- Chunky Monkey
- Curly Top
- Mini Me
- Tiny Tots
- Scruffy Chops
- Scruffy Doo
Funny Nicknames For A Nephew
Funny nicknames are like personality-based nicknames with added humor!
If you’re little nephew is cheeky or demanding, then you might love one of these funny nicknames:
- Big Guy
- Big Man
- Cheeky Chops
- Fussy Pants
- Half Pint
- His Highness
- His Lordship
- Lillte (or Lil) Guy
- Little (or Lil) Man
- Little (or Lil) Dude
- Moogie Bear
- Pocket Rocket
- Short Stuff
- Sir Cries A Lot
- Sir Fart A Lot
- Sir Poop A Lot
Food-Inspired Nicknames For Nephews
Some of the best nicknames for boys come from our favorite foods.
Your nephew’s parents will certainly appreciate a food-inspired nickname for their child, because it implies how utterly delicious you think their baby is!
Here are some unique, food-inspired nicknames that might suit your nephew:
- Cheese Ball
- Cheesy Pie
- Hot Dog
- Lemon Drop
- Pork Chop
- Sweet Pea
Pet Or Animal Inspired Nicknames
A lot of animals look cute and cuddly, which is perhaps why loveys are often in the shape of sweet-looking animals like little bears.
If you or your family are animal lovers, it might be nice to select one of these gorgeous nicknames for your nephew:
- Micky Mouse
- Scooby Doo
- Teddy Bear
How To Choose The Best Nickname For Your Nephew
When it comes to choosing a nickname for your little nephew, there is of course no right or wrong answer.
Many uncles and aunts prefer to go with what feels natural and fits their nephew’s personality well.
Some other things to consider when choosing a nickname for your nephew include:
- If possible, it could be a good idea to wait a few months after your nephew is born before choosing their nickname. This way you can see their unique personality shine through before choosing a nickname based on their traits.
- If you can’t decide between a few nicknames, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one! If you’re in a relationship, then it might be nice if you use one nickname and your partner (who may also be the child’s official uncle or aunt) could use another nickname.
- If you select a good nickname you may find you use it a lot, so it pays to choose a name that is short, simple and easy to say.
- And lastly, you definitely shouldn’t stress too much about it. A child’s nickname is certainly not forever, so if you change your mind or your nephew starts to outgrow it, you’re free to choose another cute one!