When I started this blog, I copied from other blogs I've read and nicknamed everyone in my house. Somehow I recently realized that this is a method that just doesn't work for me. So, from this point on, my husband is Scott, and my kids are Ben and Caleb. Much easier to keep track of, I think. Plus, I don't have to think when I'm writing. I just write. I don't have to worry about nicknames. Now you don't, either.
It just works, I think.