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Do you hate the nicknames people give your child?

I'm naming my daughter Briar Rose and for some reason, people say, "Are you going to call her 'Bree'?" But, why would I call her 'Bree'? That isn't even how her name is pronounced. It would be "Bri" if anything. Then, I get, "I'll call her Rosie." Rosie isn't her name, either, though. I don't see why people can't just call her Briar or Briar Rose?
Do you have this problem with your child's name? How do you handle it?

 
Gothiclovesick

Asked by Gothiclovesick at 12:09 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (23)
  • My mother in law calls my daughter BOOGER! I hate that.
    mrsmendoza2006

    Answer by mrsmendoza2006 at 2:58 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • When someone calls my son by a nick name or another name, he says no I'm Amilleo, and gets mad so I think he takes care of it himself LOL
    NicholeAT

    Answer by NicholeAT at 12:11 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • no. everyone (not just family) calls my dd cortni 8 yrs old (pooh) cause thats what we have called her since birth & my ds jordan 2 yrs old is called (bubba) by everyone in town. but i guess it would bother me if people were calling them a little nickname based on their name...
    scooterpooter

    Answer by scooterpooter at 12:15 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • My son's name is Armond, and he gets called:
    Aro, Mony, Money, Armondo, Armageo (wtf?), Beano (apparantly he looks mexican), Eskimo boy, curly top....God it never ends I'm like JUST CALL HIM BY HIS NAME!
    MommyKKay

    Answer by MommyKKay at 12:16 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • bree sounds better than briar at least
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Out or curiousity...why are you naming her for a thorny plant?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • my sons name is Mason, some people call him mace, but the one i hate is when people call him macy!!! My son does not look like a girl, dont call him macy!! it gets me a little annoyed worst of its my daughter who trys to call him that
    roseym

    Answer by roseym at 12:18 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • ...Because I like thorny plants. What's your point, anon?
    Gothiclovesick

    Answer by Gothiclovesick at 12:22 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • my dd's name is josie & my dh calls her jojo i hate that! and i hate when ppl call her jo-Z it's pronounced jo-C
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:24 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • I named my son Kareem, and EVERY time someone asks his name they go "Oh Kareem Abdul Jabar?". That shit is not funny, it's STUPID.
    KareemsMami

    Answer by KareemsMami at 12:28 PM on Jul. 24, 2009