if your child was called say, jacob, and your mother kept calling him jake, would it piss you off

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headisreallyaching Thu 28-Aug-14 21:52:49


bodhranbae Thu 28-Aug-14 21:53:47


KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Thu 28-Aug-14 21:54:27


EatShitDerek Thu 28-Aug-14 21:55:10

As in shortening it? No. I shorten my sons just just his initial

asmallandnoisymonkey Thu 28-Aug-14 21:55:26

Why would it piss you off? Does it piss him off? Jake is an accepted shortening of the two-syllable Jacob so I can't see the problem

MajesticWhine Thu 28-Aug-14 21:55:55

Yes I think it would. PILs always tried to impose unwanted nicknames onto our DC. eg, Milly, Matty or such like. Always pissed me off.

blackteaplease Thu 28-Aug-14 21:56:01

Yes it would if you usually use the full name. I am not sure what you can do to stop it though.

Coolas Thu 28-Aug-14 21:56:07

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Curlyweasel Thu 28-Aug-14 21:56:24


MrsPnut Thu 28-Aug-14 21:56:36

Yes, it would get on my wick.
My child is called Eloise and there are 2 members of my family that call her Ellie Mae. One gets death stares and the other is my 85 year Old grandmother.

headisreallyaching Thu 28-Aug-14 21:56:59

he is not Jacob, his is just an example

its a shortening of him name but sounds weird imo

MaraudersBitch Thu 28-Aug-14 21:57:33

Yep, Oliver NOT Oli

headisreallyaching Thu 28-Aug-14 21:58:01

if she shortened his name on occasion it wouldn't bother me too much just she does it every single time

Panzee Thu 28-Aug-14 21:58:06

My son's childminder always called him "Jake". I never said anything but carried on calling him "Jacob". When he got older he told her to stop because his name was "Jacob". Seethe quietly; it'll work out in the end. grin

MotherOfInsomniacToddlers Thu 28-Aug-14 21:58:30

Mine is called Jacob and I don't like the name jake, I don't think it would piss me off, I'd just say his name is Jacob

Dontgotosleep Thu 28-Aug-14 21:58:53

No. If that was my only worry my child's name being shortened I'd have none.
Also what if your son wants to be known as Jake when he's older. You can't say when he's 21 your name is Jacob not Jake. Everyone as the right to a name and a preferred name.

asmallandnoisymonkey Thu 28-Aug-14 21:59:06

Well obviously we know that's an example but unless you tell us the actual name how are we supposed to know if it's unreasonable - Jake is acceptable for Jacob but the one you're talking about might be pure madness. We don't know until you tell us.

hoobypickypicky Thu 28-Aug-14 21:59:10

Yes. If I'd wanted him to be called Jake I'd have named him Jake.

I'd correct anyone who did it. Every. Single. Time.

If they didn't take note that they were being corrected I'd be fast to tell them how rude they were being.

If they carried on I'd be telling my DC to ignore them until they used the correct name.

I dislike nicknames intensely. Call your own child what the hell you like - but call mine his name.

headisreallyaching Thu 28-Aug-14 21:59:15

if it pisses you off what do you say?

or what is the best way to say something

only thing I can't of is x is not his name

x2boys Thu 28-Aug-14 21:59:45

Yes it would piss me off if I called my son Jacob all the time and my mum decided to call him Jake fwiw I have an Alexander I wanted to call him his full name but side he was about six months old he has been known as Alex everybody calls him Alex now but it still irks a bit!

HippyPottyMouth Thu 28-Aug-14 22:00:26

If he was never known as Jake by anyone else and I didn't want him to be called Jake, yes it would. Those who've said no, if someone called you a variation of your name that you didn't use, wouldn't it piss you off? It does me.

Hatetidyingthehouse Thu 28-Aug-14 22:01:47


Yes. I'd correct them every time.

Showy Thu 28-Aug-14 22:02:20

Nope, wouldn't bother me. I love the fact that the DC's GPs have NN for them. Loved is the child of many names. It shows great affection ime.

PurplePidjin Thu 28-Aug-14 22:03:13

Mine has a 3 syllable name which we shorten to a 2 syllable one ending in -a. Along the lines of "This is Danny, short for Daniel" "Hi, Danno". If my mum decided she preferred to use Danno, I'd be a bit hmm but maybe let her get on with it while simply referring to my child as Danny.

What really pisses me off is randomers doing it my boss, who's met ds twice for 5 minutes total angry

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