DH and I found out we're having a boy on Tuesday and he always wanted to name in Michael Samuel, after his two grandfathers that were very highly decorated in the Marines and Army respectively. I'm not fond of the name but respect why he wants to name DS that, but I want to call him something different than Michael. Problem is, there's been a Michael in every generation of his line each with a different nn so Mike and Mikey are taken. I want to call him Mick, partly because we were married in Disney and because my family are die hard Yankee fans. I'm 100% Spanish and my DH is less than 50% Irish. Is it therefore degratory to call DS Mick or Mickey if he is about a quarter Irish? I never even heard of it being a racial slur until my DH told me that this morning. I'm trying to like the name Michael but I don't and I thought Mick/Mickey would be a nice way to honor his grandparents while having a bit of my side in there too.
Proud Mama to Mickey (12.03.09) and Nemo (06.06.13)