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Taye Diggs brings the nickname cuteness, baby

March 23, 2010 |  2:12 pm

Taye Time for some afternoon cuteness, courtesy of People.

Taye Diggs' son with Broadway actress-wife Idina Menzel is named Walker Nathaniel Diggs. But in real life? Dad told Ellen DeGeneres last week that their 6-month-old usually goes by the more exciting aliases Skywalker, Walkman, Walk-a-doo, Walkathon, Little Papa -- and Swirl.

Swirl? Sure, there's the newbie hairstyle but also, the "Private Practice" actor says, it's “because he’s chocolate and vanilla swirl."

Sweet.

I know you all have nicknames for your kids or pets or -- well, let's stick with kids and pets. My dog Lucky thinks his name is Warthog, Stinkpants, Little Man or Coyote Bait. And, hey, Walk-a-doo, be jealous that Stinkpants isn't in bed before "American Idol" comes on, like your dad says you are!

Don't be shy -- share your embarrassing reality with all of us in the comments below. Hey, it beats working.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Taye Diggs in November 2006. Credit: Los Angeles Times.

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