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My daughter is not a Princess!

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DrSeuss Thu 02-May-13 20:09:04

Another reference on FB to a friend's "Little Princess.". Am I the only one who prefers to avoid this word? My two year old is bright, funny, cuddly, sometimes stroppy. I hope she grows up to be something that makes her happy, no idea what yet, just something she finds fulfilling. Why would I give her such an inane title? The Duchess of Cambridge, who I actually really like, has a degree from a top university. She now has no right to express an opinion and will always be second to her husband. Not really what I hope for in my daughter's life!

McNewPants2013 Thu 02-May-13 20:12:22

I alwas call my DD my little princess, because she is my little princess.

Annunziata Thu 02-May-13 20:12:48

My DDs are my princesses.

Little Lawyer or Little Brain Surgeon don't quite have the same ring to them.

Themobstersknife Thu 02-May-13 20:14:56

I never referred to DD1 as a princess, never dressed her up as a princess, never encouraged her to be a princess. At nearly 4 years old, all she wants to be is a princess!

GadaboutTheGreat Thu 02-May-13 20:15:12

I hate people calling my DD 'princess' - reinforcing ridiculous stereotypes hmm

natwebb79 Thu 02-May-13 20:15:21

I'm with you OP. I'm not a fan of the 'little princess' thing either. It's never occurred to me to refer to my DS as my 'little prince'. But then we're a largely anti-monarchy household. grin

stargirl1701 Thu 02-May-13 20:15:28

Agreed OP. Not my DD, ever.

Belchica Thu 02-May-13 20:15:29

YABU to get upset for your 2 yr old who hasn't actually even been called a princess.

And the DOC may come second to William in public life...but I am quite sure in their personal life, behind closed doors, she has her say. She is bucking royal protocol and taking her baby home to her mother. That's a princess with punch!

catgirl1976 Thu 02-May-13 20:15:50

I don't have a DD but I think I would feel like you OP if I did


MamaBear17 Thu 02-May-13 20:16:00

My DD is her daddy's 'bear' and my little madam (or monster). It could be worse, my FIL calls her his 'pwincess' and that really drives me mad!

VodkaJelly Thu 02-May-13 20:16:14

My DD is only 4 months old and she is already "Daddys Princess and Mummys Princess". Dont see whats is wrong with it myself

LooseyMy Thu 02-May-13 20:17:05

It does make me feel nauseous when people call their daughters princesses.

Tenacity Thu 02-May-13 20:17:23


'Princess' is a very much overrated term.

breatheslowly Thu 02-May-13 20:17:59

DD is never called a princess. Every now and then she declares "I'm a queen" so is clearly skipping the princess stage and going straight for the throne.

TwoCrazyKids Thu 02-May-13 20:18:02


She hasn't even been called princess!

I call my boys lots of different things, monkey's, snuggle monsters! I don't ACTUALLY think they are monkeys!

Tenacity Thu 02-May-13 20:18:02

I meant YANBU.

BunnyLebowski Thu 02-May-13 20:18:11

My DD is nobody's goddamn princess hmm

She's an intelligent and amazing human being with a wide and varied range of interests and preferences.

Not some mini pink-obsessed spoilt brat in training.

Princess my arse hmm.

scaevola Thu 02-May-13 20:18:35

Very Dirty Den.

zukiecat Thu 02-May-13 20:19:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TigOldBitties Thu 02-May-13 20:19:30

I understand your point but don't agree with it.

I've always called DD my little princess.

But I've also called the DSs my little princes.

I think you need to get the fuck over yourself, such a non issue, especially when it's not even your dd, its someone else and their child. Beak out.

IneedAyoniNickname Thu 02-May-13 20:19:45

My dad always called me his little princess. I have never thought I was, or wanted to be, a real princess. If I ever have a daughter, I will probably call her little princess.

squidlywidly Thu 02-May-13 20:19:59

I agree with you Seuss. I hate the little princess nickname that is brandished about. From what I have seen most of the "princesses" behave in a far from regal manner. I also dislike people using little prince or even little man for my son. He has a name, use it people... Especially you MIL.

stargirl1701 Thu 02-May-13 20:20:01

Bunny. Splendid post! grin

dunkedbiscuits Thu 02-May-13 20:20:36

My DS (3 next week) insists that he is a princess even when I try and tell him that boy princesses are princes. I am usually cast as the dragon (can you tell they did St George's Day stuff at nursery).

cathpip Thu 02-May-13 20:20:43

My daughter 2.3 is called pot belly Pippa or high maintenance madam, princess is not a term that would describe my dd and I doubt it ever will be!

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