To wonder if you would randomly rename a child?

(106 Posts)
IneedAsockamnesty Tue 19-Nov-13 23:03:13

A child that had already been registered, with a name that had apsolutly no relation to the child's actual name at all,so not just a shortened version with a word that is not even a name.

Oh forgot to add its not your child and there is no history or cute back story to the rename.

So would you just decide someone else's child was called something completely different and that was that?

Blu Tue 19-Nov-13 23:05:34

What are you on about?

hiddenhome Tue 19-Nov-13 23:05:44

Eh? What like a friend renaming their friend's child? Wouldn't the parents object?

notanyanymore Tue 19-Nov-13 23:06:05

I'm slightly confused by the question. But do you mean if, for example, the child was adopted?

ImagineJL Tue 19-Nov-13 23:06:30

Need more details. I presume this is a child who has been adopted?

catgirl1976 Tue 19-Nov-13 23:06:33

What, like I have a child called William and someone just decides to call them Ben?

That would be odd, yes.

lougle Tue 19-Nov-13 23:07:34

This is a MIL thread, isn't it?

steff13 Tue 19-Nov-13 23:07:51

My name is Stephanie, and my grandfather used to call me Suzie. He also used to call my mom Suzie when she was little. Her name was Karen. It was just a nickname, and I thought it was sweet. <3

Do you mean like that, or something else?

I don't think you can rename someone else's child. Obviously you can call them the wrong name in error, persistently, but that isn't the same as renaming them.

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Tue 19-Nov-13 23:10:29

Is this like the Rodney /Dave thing ?

MrsBW Tue 19-Nov-13 23:10:34

I think there is more to it than you are letting on in your OP.

Until we know the detail, we don't know if YABU.

Lilacroses Tue 19-Nov-13 23:11:06

If this is about adoption....I have 4 friends with adopted children. None of them have renamed their children, one calls her Dd a shortened version of her birth name but the others use the same names which are quite distinctive. Is that what you mean?

phantomnamechanger Tue 19-Nov-13 23:11:28

I agree, this has to be a MIL calling a child the name SHE would have chosen because she does not approve of the chosen name, for whatever reason.

SandStorm Tue 19-Nov-13 23:13:07

I know of a child who was registered with one name (like George) but was always known as a completely unrelated name (like Stanley). He was only ever called Stanley at home, school, clubs etc. Apparently there was a mistake when registering him but I suspect that's not what you mean by 'randomly'.

phantomnamechanger Tue 19-Nov-13 23:14:16

"a word that is NOT EVEN A NAME" - I hope you don't mean they are habitually calling the child a pet name like sausage or pickle or sweetiepie or treacle or something, and you are offended about them not using the name??

Ouchmyhead Tue 19-Nov-13 23:16:01

I am really intrigued about where this going!

notanyanymore Tue 19-Nov-13 23:17:52

I want to know too where's the OP gone?

"A word that is not even a name"? How intriguing.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 19-Nov-13 23:22:06

I will try and explain, sorry for being confusing I'm rather sleep deprived grin

I have a baby ( well I have more than one but in this case I'm referring to the youngest one whose 3 weeks old) this baby has an actual name one chosen by her dad and I. Its a real proper name and it obviously is on her birth certificate.

My blasted mother has randomly decided that she is only to be referred to as baby boo.

For back ground not one other child in the family has a nickname,this has never happened before she has always been quite proper about using people's names not shortening or anything like that and has always hated incorporating baby or junior or things like that into names,

But all of a sudden she has decided that this baby is called baby boo and any reference to her actual name is ignored.

I don't get it,to me it seams really rather odd

aquashiv Tue 19-Nov-13 23:23:10

Yes I do this all the time more fun and I never for get the na me I've given them.

hiddenhome Tue 19-Nov-13 23:23:49

Could she be going 'a bit funny'?

lougle Tue 19-Nov-13 23:24:05

Get over it smile

aquashiv Tue 19-Nov-13 23:24:13

Baby boo dear god no wonder you are annoyed

steff13 Tue 19-Nov-13 23:25:46

I think it's ok if she wants to have a pet name for the baby. But, I've been known to refer to my toddler "boo boo," "sugar doodle," "sweet potato," "pookie," and "darling." So I may not be the best one to offer an opinion. grin

NearTheWindmill Tue 19-Nov-13 23:26:35

When dd was born I couldn't get my head round her proper name and called her "fag ash". Have no idea why that was so, but DH gave me a bit of a talking to.

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