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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?


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.

    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

    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...

    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!

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

  • bree sounds better than briar at least

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

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

    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

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

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

    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

    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.

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