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.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 19-Nov-13 23:30:18

She hasn't gone a bit funny,she's just the same as normal.

But this is a woman who ripped the piss out of my aunt for years because she called her child baby jay ( but that may have been more because he was usually known as BJ as opposed to baby). She's got a big thing about names not one of her children or grandchildren has ever even so much as shortened their name around her and if they did she would correct them.

It makes no sense at all

PaperMover Tue 19-Nov-13 23:31:50

Maybe you could talk to your health visitor about how this has made you feel?

Could you try something? Every time your Mum does this just think about something different, don't dwell on it? You have enough on you're plate with more than one DC and a newborn.

LittleBearPad Tue 19-Nov-13 23:32:39

I call my DD nicknames all the time. Sometimes they incorporate her name sometimes they don't.

Boo isn't a bad nickname still get called it by DF

LittleBearPad Tue 19-Nov-13 23:33:20

Is it possible she dislikes the name you chose?

Inertia Tue 19-Nov-13 23:33:46

Stop calling her mum and insist on calling her Mrs Trunchbull, or Cruella. .

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 19-Nov-13 23:35:48

fag ash

That's brilliant.

I'm having aunties and other relatives emailing me asking after baby boo and a few have asked if that's her actual name because my mum has given that impression.

I've asked her if she knows what her name is and yes she does,so its not as if I forgot to tell her

steff13 Tue 19-Nov-13 23:38:05

I can't believe someone would think "baby boo," is her actual name. If it really bothers you, you might say something, but I am a firm believer in picking your battles, and this just isn't one I would pick. It's quite possible the baby will grow up with fond memories of her grandmother's nickname for her, as I did with my grandfather calling me Suzie.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 19-Nov-13 23:44:06

paper

Its a bit trivial for that really. And I'm not sure I could express the lighthearted bemusement very well.

littleBear

That's possible but she's not keen on my nephews name but didn't do the same thing.

I'm going to take up referring to her as adult slippers and see what happens.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 19-Nov-13 23:49:10

Steff.

Tbh they don't know me well I have only conversed from afar type thing since I left home decades ago, and when they did know me it is exactly the sort of thing they would have expected me to do ( as a youngster I was very flighty and a bit far out) so naming a child boo would not have surprised them.

PaperMover Tue 19-Nov-13 23:49:25

It's not trivial if it is bothering you a lot. I read your thread and it sounded like me when I had my first DC, it turned out to be pnd.

Might this be her last grandchild?

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 19-Nov-13 23:55:05

That must have been awful for you I hope you weren't ill for to long.

If anybody else had done it I may raise an eyebrow and correct them but after I would not even think about it,its just because its her and its such a strange thing for her to do that's confuddled me a bit( rather a lot really).

Fannydabbydozey Tue 19-Nov-13 23:59:12

Fag ash - that totally made my night. Pelvic floor gone.

My son has a proper name but I call him Moo. I mean I call him by his proper name too, usually when I'm shouting for him/at him. But mostly he's Moo.

He says he likes it. He's only ten though.

My brother was given two official names at birth. One he has NEVER been called and a middle name, which is the name most people use. Except myself and my mum also call him by another, totally different name. No-one else is allowed to use this name, not even his wife!

I only have the one bog standard name. Everyone else seems so exotic.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 00:04:09

Might this be her last grandchild?

I would say unlikely if you take my kids out of the equation the next youngest gc is 3 and his mother quite fancies another.

She's also very likely to have great gc's in the not to distant future as I also have a dd in her 20's.

notapizzaeater Wed 20-Nov-13 00:06:44

I renamed my brother "spadge" when he was born, he's 32 now and still answers to it ......

For some unknown reason my nan always called me Gail growing up, I have never been a Gail or anything vaguely like it, I just smiled and gritted my teeth.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 00:10:19

Spadge do you mind if I steal that and use it for her dog

BlackeyedSusan Wed 20-Nov-13 00:19:43

i might be tempted to send back emails hinting that youare ocncerned about her developing demetia...

Tallaween Wed 20-Nov-13 00:20:16

I still call my sister Boo blush She is 26 and a mother if two. Her actual name is norhing like Boo, at all she probably hates it

My Dad (and sisters) calls me Poppy, or Pop. Has done for as long as I can remember, no idea why*. It is not my name or anything close to my name confused I do like it though, it makes me feel close to him/special.

If it's just a pet name your baby may like it when she's older... maybe.

*though this year DH did point out that I was practically born on remembrance day, he is such a ruiner of things angry

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 00:32:45

My eldest was born the day before rememberance day.

If my siblings or any of their children had ever been given a nick name by her then this wouldn't surprise me at all but in over 20 years of grand parenting and 50 of parenting she has never done this to anybody at all.

And she would have had a apocalyptic rage if anyone else had.

Elefant1 Wed 20-Nov-13 10:15:20

Is your DDs name Eleanor? I know of 2 Eleanor's totally unconnected to each other who are both nicknamed Boo, I have no idea why.

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 20-Nov-13 10:29:48

I hardly ever se my DS's name although i love it. I usually use a nn. He s 3. It's a term of endearment, keeps him s,all and cuddly in a way.
If your DM generally avoids nicknamshe aye she doesn't like the name then. Or maybe she's just softening about nicknames.
Is that likely?
Are you and DP together??? Does she like him???

Congratulations on your new baby.

GhostsInSnow Wed 20-Nov-13 10:49:33

I have an Eleanor, she's called Belle. My late FIL used to call her Ellie Bell which evolved to Bells and eventually just Belle. She's 16 now and hasn't told anyone off for it so I assume she likes it, her friends call her Belle or Bells as well, in fact I can't think of anyone who calls her Ellie or Eleanor. I did get some looks when she was smaller because I think people thought I'd named her for a Disney Princess blush

DS has a perfectly normal everyday name as well, only when he was about 4 he took to wearing a flat cap. Coupled with the wellies he wore and the tweed winter coat he had, he looked for the world like a little old man and we nicknamed him 'Bert'. He's 21 after Christmas, he's still Bert. When he got to his early teens and his friends would knock on they would say 'Is Bert in?'. Used to make me laugh anyway.

Find an annoying epithet for 'grandma' and every time she calls your DD 'baby boo' say "Oh look, <correct name of child>, here's Nanny nonkins"?

Lancelottie Wed 20-Nov-13 11:02:27

Grit your teeth for two years or so. Then get DD do glare witheringly and say,'That's not my name, silly granny.'

Tulip26 Wed 20-Nov-13 11:18:22

Makes me think of Catherine Tate's old lady character. "Fancy calling a baby 'Tescos!'" "You mean, 'Francesca?'"

Mim78 Wed 20-Nov-13 11:31:33

My Mum has a theory (a bit weird) that nicknames like this are only OK if you keep changing them, so that they aren't a replacement for the real name. So after a week or so baby boo would have to evolve into something else.

Not sure if that helps.

DeWe Wed 20-Nov-13 11:32:57

I would avoid any nickname that starts "baby" anyway.

A bit like you saying about Baby Jay.

My brother had a friend who was called James after his father. So when he was little he became "Baby James", shortened down to "BJ". When he went to school they thought this might be a bit embarrassing, so they decided to call him "Jamie" for school.

Only thing was all his friends from preschool went to the same school, so they called him "BJ" and as they were in the majority, the others picked it up quickly.
Just to say he's in his 30s now and still known in certain circles as "BJ", perhaps tellingly he introduces himself as "Jamie" and admits if pressed he wishes the "BJ" thing had never started as he does find it embarrassing when people ask him why.

UriGeller Wed 20-Nov-13 11:34:45

YA(baby)BOO grin

All my kids are called "Sausage"

bluecheeseforbreakfast Wed 20-Nov-13 11:39:26

I think unreasonable. There is a lovely saying in the country I lived in which translates to "a loved child has many names" only people who care about a child gives then a nick name, it's a sign of affection as far as I'm concerned.

youretoastmildred Wed 20-Nov-13 11:41:08

It took me ages to stop calling dd1 the silly name we had for her in utero. Ages. She looked just like she felt in the womb. It was her. my mum didn't like it. (it was very silly)

silkknickers Wed 20-Nov-13 11:46:03

my DCs are collectively known by "you! No, not YOU! The other one!" grin

enriquetheringbearinglizard Wed 20-Nov-13 11:52:27

The thing about random nicknames is that they have to be embraced and enjoyed, either by the whole family if the baby's too little to approve, or by the person on the receiving end.

Different but similar situation in our family, one adult girl and her partner constantly refer, in what everyone else takes to be a snidey way, to her sister's partner by a different form of his name, let's say if his name was Richard - it's not - that they always call him Dicky hmm
They constantly do this despite knowing he doesn't like it and that no one else likes or does it either.
Our way of dealing with them is to ignore it and always use his preferred name, so it ends up looking as though it's just them and their flat little joke.

I'd reply to emails saying, 'Who? oh you mean X' when they respond they'll probably apologize and you can say 'No one has any idea why she's saying that, it's very strange'

MammaTJ Wed 20-Nov-13 12:00:10

my DCs are collectively known by "you! No, not YOU! The other one!"

Thanks for that! I am sat in a coffee shop, MN ing alone and got some odd looks when I laughed aloud at that!

I have similar in that the youngest gets called 'Ge-Ti-Owen'!

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 20-Nov-13 12:12:57

It's a horrid nickname grin I would call her "Lally Loo" or some equally frilly nonsense and see how she likes it. Maybe she can shorten it to BB or something?

But at the same time, YABU because people can nickname anyone anything really. I know people as "John boy" or "Curly" or whatever and it's only because we're friends and it's a fond thing to call them. I don't expect everyone to call them that, in fact it would be extremely odd if they did. My brother was master of nicknames (damn age gap) and my family call me various things leftover from then, but if anyone else tries it - and they have - I tell them to sod off.

Basically, relax, it won't last and it won't "change her name" in the wider sense. In 6 months you'll probably know her as SF for Sausage Fingers or something. smile

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 20-Nov-13 12:14:13

MammaTJ - I'm below not only other family members and colleagues but also all the dogs in my mum's naming list.

EldritchCleavage Wed 20-Nov-13 12:16:49

I know someone who was randomly renamed, aged 14. By his snobby mother, because the original name was not distinctive enough. He is still known by the poncetastic new name.

Mandy2003 Wed 20-Nov-13 12:19:03

OP's DM is obviously channelling Honey Boo Boo on this one I think!

Chattymummyhere Wed 20-Nov-13 12:32:31

Mine have nicknames one even has the dreaded "princess" nickname however her brother calls her it and its stuck with everyone now she no doubt thinks her name is princess

pianodoodle Wed 20-Nov-13 12:37:50

Next time you see her say "alright Dave?" like Trigger does to Rodney smile

ZombieMojaveWonderer Wed 20-Nov-13 13:25:21

Aww I think 'baby boo' is cute. No harm in it surely. I called my first baby 'sweets' for years no one asked why or commented on it.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 15:23:26

TheReal. No dad and I are not togather she's never met him but has decided from afar that she dislikes him. Don't think she's softening on nicknames as just now when talking to her on the phone I decided to insert a nickname instead of using my nephews name and she was quite short with me whilst correcting me.

I've asked her directly if she dislikes the name ( not Eleanor) and she said she thinks its lovely (but does have form for porkie pies).

Its most peculiar,she's not even met her yet so not a case of her setting eyes on her and having a ohh she looks like a baby boo moment. But every opportunity where you would normally use a child's name she's substituting it with bloody baby boo even on photos.

I personally would never just bestow a nick name on a child that was not mine unless they were old enough to demonstrate a preference for one or they already had one but I don't actually have an issue with nicknames its just,well, baby boo sounds so odd to me and so far removed from what anybody at all in our family would say.

I'm going to have to shoot her or something arnt I.--lets hope no strange hunting related accidents happen on my property just incase anybody took that comment seriously--

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 20-Nov-13 15:28:45

Ok.
It sounds to me like she's making a point of some sort.
Maybe the nickname is a way of her making her own special bond with your baby IYSWIM.
Is she happy for you? Baby boo sounds quite cute IMHO. Or do you think she's distancing and not acknowledging your baby in the way that you would expect/ hope.

How are you doing? brew
Ah, I bet your baby smells scrummy.

PurpleRayne Wed 20-Nov-13 16:59:07

It is exceptionally odd - is anything else going on with her behaviours?

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 17:24:57

Yep she's got that wonderful baby's head smell.

Happy wise mums not really fussed but then again she never really has been she's not the sort to say congratulations but she also would not express anything else iykwim. Interestingly she did want to send me flowers when I was in hospital (she's never done that before) but didnt because when she asked for the hospital address so she could they told her not to.

As to things going on I doubt it,but she has recently been blathering on with some nonsense about wind turbines,not sure exactly what but something to do with wanting some and someone else saying they are a blight on the countryside.But that's about the only thing I can think of

sparechange Wed 20-Nov-13 17:32:39

Can you start calling her Mummy Moo, and see how long it takes her to say something?
Then innocently say that you thought you were just all making up weird nicknames for each other now?

PurpleRayne Wed 20-Nov-13 17:58:11

Granny Boo Boo?

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 20-Nov-13 18:04:44

Why hasn't she seen baby yet?

Is that speaking out of turn? Sorry.
My DM and I love one another but are not what I would call close, in the way that,I see with other ppl and their DMs.
Sometimes when she uses mannerisms or turns of phrases that are a bit "familiar" or affectionate grin I feel off kilter because it feels out of character and I don't know how to respond (I myself am a very "affectionate" person by comparison)
Or is she being deliberately difficult?
Whatever it is I would try not to over think it. She has a new grandchild and has to find h place in the baby's life.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 18:46:27

Why hasn't she seen baby yet?

Because we live at oppersit ends of the country and for the first week and a half we were in hospital and only allowed 2 visitors and her household has been full of puke inducing virus,so quite understandably has said she would prefer to wait until everybody her end is none contagious.

The baby was a little prem and is not even 6lbs yet and even tho she's gc number 16 we are being quite careful about ill people at least until the midwives discharge her.

phantomnamechanger Wed 20-Nov-13 18:59:47

when they do meet, try this.....

Look baby boo , here's granny poo, say hello to baby boo, granny poo

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 19:02:07

It would irk her more if I said nana poo.

So I think I shall.

bluesbaby Wed 20-Nov-13 19:19:00

Well, my parents often call me Joanne instead of Jane.

On holiday a lady couldn't pronounce Jane so called me Joanne instead, and it just stuck after they used it as a joke.

Some people think it's weird my parents carried on the mis-naming, but I'm used to now.

FredFredGeorge Wed 20-Nov-13 19:45:09

Baby Boo, Babyy Boo just doin' the do
And you are through, ah, and there's nothing you can do
Baby Boo, Baby Boo just doin' the do
And you are through, ah ah, and there's nothing you can do

Sounds great, it's good to have a kid that's already got their own theme song! Embrace it!

Sokmonsta Wed 20-Nov-13 21:22:22

As your mother hasn't yet met your new baby, I'd say she is unreasonable to give baby a nickname.

My dd2 is called Betty by my mum. It's nowhere near her name but as she has masses of dark curls and big eyes & forehead, the likeness to Betty boop was drawn and thus shortened to Betty.

Keep calling your mum a NN you know will annoy her until she gets the message as she's clearly not taking the direct approach.

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 20-Nov-13 22:17:02

(((hugs))). It must be hard for you with her being little and having been in hospital for that time. I hope you're getting lots of support.
I can't speak for your mum and her motives. Who knows what goes on in our DM's heads?
I love NNs personally.i had given my niece a nn before she was born and still use it (as does everyone else now) 20 years on.
But maybe your mum has just become stuck on baby boo and can't help but use it now??
It seems you suspect there's more to it. An avoidance tactic to keep some distance between herself and the new baby? Or a way of exerting her cntrol and influence over the event? Do you have an jdea about why she is jsing the nn instead of your baby's real name? If you don't like her using baby boo it's perfectly reasonable to ask her not to.
I like phantomnamechanger's idea grin

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 22:23:43

I'm not bothered if she wants avoidance or anything like that or distance, I only see her 3 times a year tops so it really is no big deal.

I'm just really perplexed as to why all of a sudden she's decided that its the done thing.

I'm going to directly ask her,I've got to its far to much of a mystery and so unlike her for me not to ask.

And then I'm going to take up calling her nana moo moo.

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 20-Nov-13 22:24:03

Ppl can be funny.
My DFIL calls DS a name that is a "version" of his real name. Nobody else does it. He has never used his real name. I suspect he does it because he thinks he doesn't like to be told what to do/ say. I know that sounds like I am overly suspicious/ reading too much int it, but that's what I believe. he is a bit like that.
But it doesn't really bother me so I don't say anything and, of course, everyone might look at me a bit hmm grin

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 20-Nov-13 22:25:06

Nana Moo Moo grin

pajamapants1 Wed 20-Nov-13 22:38:17

My niece (who lives with us) is stinky may and my ds is dizzlington...
They're 7 and think this is hilarious! Crikey, am I one of those annoying people!?

MrsMook Wed 20-Nov-13 22:56:15

My friend attempted to NN DS1 with a disliked short version of his (short) name. It didn't last long as we chanted out an annoying rhyme featuring his DS's name. He realised that we were going to be more persistant and annoying so reverted back to DS's real name.

SkullyAndBones Wed 20-Nov-13 23:07:46

i never call my kids by their names unless they're being naughty or not listening.

4yo DD objects to this lately and informs me she isnt Beanie (current nickname) and is "propername".

however, if someone else randomly decided to use another name for her i didnt like i'd probably be pee'd off!

TalkativeJim Wed 20-Nov-13 23:44:39

Oh no don't stop at nana moo moo

Really go for it, why not.

nannie poopsie poo

nannie big hips

nana blam

the Occluding Miasma

TalkativeJim Wed 20-Nov-13 23:46:06

Or perhaps Robert Featheringston, or James Wilberforce.

'No, I know it's nothing like your real name. I thought you were into that?'

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 23:52:30

To really piss her off it would have to feature nanny or nana (the yells about not being a goat are priceless) and nonsense words she hates those

gotthemoononastick Thu 21-Nov-13 00:07:42

People who have had a shock react out of character like this.Has she had bad news regarding her health?
Sending flowers and trying to establish a bond with baby Boo quickly?Mortality and all that.Just wondering ?

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 00:25:00

Nope no shocks at all and that's exactly the sort of thing she would tell me.

DalekInAFestiveJumper Thu 21-Nov-13 01:52:17

Is she a Monsters Inc fan?

It's a bit surreal, that's for sure.

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 06:33:52

I would be surprised if she had even heard of monsters inc, she has no TV set has not been to the pictures since I made her go in about 1989.

Its possible she may have a secret tv stashed somewhere but animations being her thing? Nope more likely poncey documentaries about scrabble or at a push of imagination tipping point.

ITCouldBeWorse Thu 21-Nov-13 06:43:29

I think it's great. You could sing 'wake up boo ' in the mornings.

Ignore your mother.

Iwaswatchingthat Thu 21-Nov-13 06:48:23

Why not just say to her that you are not keen on your dd being known as Baby Boo and you would prefer her to be referred to by her real name?

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 06:58:04

blush because its much more entertaining calling her silly made up names and pondering as to why she's done it.

I will

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 06:58:34

Opps

Say at some stage before it becomes entrenched

Iwaswatchingthat Thu 21-Nov-13 07:05:16

grin

lunar1 Thu 21-Nov-13 07:27:23

Just rename her Fred.

diddl Thu 21-Nov-13 07:50:43

If you ask her to stop, will she do it all the more?

Does she dislike the name you have chosen?

Everytime she says it ask her who this "Babyboo" is to whom she is referring?

Or ask her why she insists on using such an awful/ridiculous nn?

TheRealAmandaClarke Thu 21-Nov-13 08:18:36

Ah, nothing like a new baby to bubble up all those mother- daughter issues.
Good luck with everything Sockreturningpixie
I hope you had a good night.

RigglinJigglin Thu 21-Nov-13 08:51:00

Sock know how your feeling, my mother calls our LO squidge. I fucking hate it. I've told her that unless she refers to her as her proper name then she will be on the end of a DFOD.

There's various reasons why I hate it but mainly because she calls her friends daughter that - her friend is more like a daughter than I am apparently. And her little girl is more of a grandchild. They're welcome to each other!

Congrats on the baby!

mistlethrush Thu 21-Nov-13 08:59:49

I would be leaning towards 'Nana Gaga' wink

Was she born on Halloween? Does she know someone else with the same name, so has changed it to avoid confusion?

It's still weird but just wondering why she may have decided that your DD should be referred to as Baby Boo.

DoubleLifeIsALifeOfSorts Thu 21-Nov-13 09:15:44

Well she is a bit strange then...

Occluding miasma amuses me!

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 12:45:43

Not Halloween,granted she was early but we had known it was going to happen for 6 weeks so not a surprise.

Nobody else of the same name known

Seriously there is no rational reason for this and her bloody phone is off so I can't get hold of her to ask.

EldritchCleavage Thu 21-Nov-13 12:56:24

What about 'Nutty Nan' as a nickname for your mother?

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