For a while I’ve been toying with the idea of dropping the fake name. I don’t really like it and eventually he’s going to outgrow it. I’ve been trying to think of another nick name or a fake name, but I don’t like that idea either. My son is a Muslim, has an Islamic name, and it would feel strange to give him a name like ‘Mike’ or ‘John.’ But it would be strange to call him ‘Muhammad’ or ‘Jelalludin’ as well.
I don’t like the ‘ds’ thing either; it’s so impersonal.
His initial? E? Too awkward.
Forget it, I’ll just use his name. I’d probably just slip and say it, anyway. I’m not using surnames, so I don’t feel we’re revealing too much personal info.
So, I’ll just refer to him by his name: Esa.