Ok, two dilemnas, two questions, both related....
A family member has started calling my daughter by a nickname I don't like. It's not a disrespectful name - it stemmed from a younger cousin mispronouncing her name. It's not her name at all, and I hate it. When I ask this person to please not call her that, she says, "This name will stick and you won't have any control over what others call her."
Meanwhile, my SIL wants us to call her daughter by a nickname that we all despise. She got the nickname from her favorite character on her favorite TV Show. We all prefer to call her by her full name, but every now and then she tries to push the nickname on us. I try not to make a big deal out of it and continue to use her full name.
Should I just listen to the mother and refer to the child by the nickname, and insist on the same respect? Or just call the child what I want and let everyone call mine what they want?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:07 AM on Aug. 31, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by PaceMyself at 9:14 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
Answer by mommatomanyy at 9:26 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 9:26 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
I had the same problem. I let my mom name my youngest daughter Christine. Certain people in the family would call her Chris. I would tell them If I wanted her to be Chris I would have put that on her birth certificate.
Answer by louise2 at 9:31 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
Answer by purpleducky at 9:36 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
Answer by citymama707 at 10:07 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
Answer by MizLee at 10:30 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:51 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
Answer by emnasmom at 10:53 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Aug. 31, 2009
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