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Have you ever fake named your kids?

Posted by on May. 14, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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Sometimes I get uncomfortable when I'm out with my kids and a stranger asks what their names are. I know it's kind of paranoid of me. Guess they could just hear me calling their names on the playground. Still, I usually try to skirt around the question, but that doesn't always work. The last time it happened I considered giving fake names, but didn't want to have to explain that to my older daughter. 

What do you do in this situation? 

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by on May. 14, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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Angel_Red7
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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I am not sure. I don't over think such things. It actually never crossed my mind. My 2 year old knows her name. So she would probably correct me.

christina0607
by on May. 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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No. And my kids would think I'd lost my mind. 

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Because if they know their first name....what? They are going to abduct them?

I don't get the paranoia

Kitschy
by on May. 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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I don't worry about it. If there is someone I feel uncomfortable talking to, I don't talk to them at all. Most people are harmless.

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Jennyanne322
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM
DS knows his name and answers that question himself. So it wouldn't work. I have never had a creepy person ask his name before though.
fraujones
by Mommytron on May. 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

I wish I didn't overthink things! And my older daughter would do the same. 

Quoting Angel_Red7:

I am not sure. I don't over think such things. It actually never crossed my mind. My 2 year old knows her name. So she would probably correct me.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

No, I've never fake named my kids, lol. That's kinda funny. Do you feel comfortable if the person asking also has children, or only if they don't?

Pink.Sunshine.
by on May. 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

never, that's really funny.



Abby.N.Amys.Mom
by on May. 14, 2013 at 10:06 AM

My daughter will tell people what her name is.  No big deal.

fraujones
by Mommytron on May. 14, 2013 at 10:06 AM

It is paranoia. Actually your answers are making me feel better. 

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

Because if they know their first name....what? They are going to abduct them?

I don't get the paranoia


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