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People nick naming your child... mamato6 vba4c successful Phoenix, Arizona 10644 posts
21st Jan '13

My family members and close friends are driving me crazy! From the start my husband and I agreed that if baby was a boy we would name him Harrison. We didn't tell anyone until we announced my pregnancy at 13 weeks. People asked our potential names and we told them. The general response was "oh we can call him Harry lol". I quickly let everyone know that it was not okay to call him Harry because that is not his name.
Fast forward to now, we found out its a boy and announced a few weeks ago his full name, Harrison Phillip. All my freaking family, my DH's family, friends, everyone keeps calling him Harry! They think its funny! I am starting to snap at people when they bring it up and he's not even here yet. His name is freaking Harrison not Harry! How do I deal with this? I have now started to ignore everyone but I am bothered by the possibility that they will always call him that.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
21st Jan '13

people will call him Harry regardless.

Samantha (+ 1.5) Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6668 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:</b>" people will call him Harry regardless."</blockquote>




:!: exactly what I was thinking.

MILF !! 2 kids; Connecticut 3946 posts
21st Jan '13

Just politely correct everyone. Thats what I do.



We're naming this baby Charlotte, and I cannot tell you how many people have said "oh, we can call her charlie!"



I always just say, "No, her name is Charlotte, thats what she will be called".

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
21st Jan '13

People love nicknames.
Maybe find a name without such an obvious nickname like Harrison.
There isn't anything you can do to stop people, either ignore, get over our issue, or change the name.

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
21st Jan '13

People are gonna call him Harry...in school, later in life , etc.
You still have time to change his name if you hate the shortened version of the name you picked.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
21st Jan '13

cant really help what people nickname your children, doesnt do any harm.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49100 posts
21st Jan '13

there going to do it so ur just going to have to get over it. to me ur over reacting. Half my family can't even say my DD name witch is Kirsa so they just call her baby or w/e...I call her chunky monkey.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
21st Jan '13

That's exactly why I didn't pick a name that can have a nickname.. I love the name Jonathan, but not John. Samuel, but not Sam.



You can keep telling them, but his whole life people will probably call him Harry for short :?
I love the name Harrison BTW.

Flower♥Child Litchfield, NY, United States 69014 posts
21st Jan '13

Lol you're fucked. People are going to call him Harry regardless of how many times you tell them not to.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
21st Jan '13

No matter what ppl are going to call him that. I dont get why ppl get so worked up over useless things like this. It just seems really ridic to me.

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18556 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting 5 plus 1 equals 6:" My family members and close friends are driving me crazy! From the start my husband and I agreed that ... [snip!] ... deal with this? I have now started to ignore everyone but I am bothered by the possibility that they will always call him that."

I made sure to go over ALL possible "nicknames" before settling on a name for my kids! I also went over anything that I thought other kids could make up to be teasing a*****es! Like "Scott" could turn to NN "Scotty" OR teasing name like "snotty Scotty", KWIM?

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24298 posts
21st Jan '13

my daughter's name is Kerriellah. when she was a baby everyone wanted to call her Kerri. me and SO hate that name. i would just always remind them that her name is Kerriellah, not Kerri. then i would give them suggestions of "approved" NNs.

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
21st Jan '13

At least it's not a bad nickname
My MIL called DS tinker boy for like a year...like tinker bell but tinker boy,because well he's a boy :roll:

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
21st Jan '13

ask them nicley to shove off lol



but that doesnt mean that when your not around their gonna stop calling him harry..
i let my BIL choose a nickname for LO ..lol their was really only two (bella and izzy)