I try, whenever possible, not to use legal names. I use nicknames (often those that I use in real life). I used to use initials, but there are more than 26 people in my life.
This has several benefits. First, it’s fun. I could tell you about Shannon, or I could tell you about The Social Worker. Javier could be over for dinner, but it’s sweeter (and more descriptive) to tell you about my Quierdo.
I have only one biological sibling and two parents. Spencer (The Bubs), Mama,& my daddy. I often call God Daddy as well.
There are many in my life who act as the spiritual family God has blessed me with. I throw the words brother and sister around in reference to that.
Another benefit is that my goal in blogging is not to list a series of events, but to give you ideas to ponder. For this, Hoyt and Q suffice better than birth names. ;)