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AIBU to think DD hasn't honoured me with DGD's name?

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0YI3 Sat 17-Jun-17 13:08:50

Can I just say, I don't mind. I don't expect her to name her baby based on my name at all.

My name is Alison. She has named DGD Madison. That's fine. However, she keeps saying "she's Madison after my mum" and it's quite frustrating! That's also her reply to anyone who says anything negative about it.


pictish Sat 17-Jun-17 13:10:44

Seems odd. I suppose Madison is vaguely similar to Alison but it's not your name is it?

CoffeeWithMyOxygen Sat 17-Jun-17 13:11:14

That is slightly odd. Have you asked her to explain her reasoning? Possibly it makes more sense in her head! But it's also nice that for her it's clearly evocative of you!

NavyandWhite Sat 17-Jun-17 13:11:15

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0YI3 Sat 17-Jun-17 13:13:04

She just genuinely thinks it's in honour of me. I did ask when she told me her name when pregnant.

BlahBlahBlahEtc Sat 17-Jun-17 13:13:41

It's a little weird

AvoidingCallenetics Sat 17-Jun-17 13:14:55

Madison and Alison are conpletely different names. She is barking!

KarmaNoMore Sat 17-Jun-17 13:17:02

I think it is just a variation of the sound of your name. Nice of her to think of you, no need to go and create a long term rift just because you found it strange.

Keep the ackwardness to yourself until it becomes normal.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 17-Jun-17 13:17:39

I agree with you. They're totally different names.

CoffeeWithMyOxygen Sat 17-Jun-17 13:17:40

In that case your DD is a little bonkers grin I could see it if the baby was named Alice, as that's close enough to Alison to be seen as a derivative. But Madison? I guess there's an assonance but that's about it.

To be honest I think all you can do is shrug it off and enjoy your new DGD!

Redsippycup Sat 17-Jun-17 13:19:35

Is the Mad bit from someone else's name? I can't think of another explanation! How very odd.

dinosaursandtea Sat 17-Jun-17 13:20:48

...has she been mishearing your name all these years?

LiveLongAndProspero Sat 17-Jun-17 13:21:08

Didn't you just say "What the fuck are you talking about DD, they are two completely different names? Do stop talking shit dear"

n0ne Sat 17-Jun-17 13:22:37

Oh dear, I did something like his. I really dislike my Mum's name, and so does she, so she goes by a nickname. I used a name similar to, but not the same as her nn, for DD's middle name. It was in honour of her, but maybe it doesn't come across that way confused

VladmirsPoutine Sat 17-Jun-17 13:22:48

I imagine 'Harrison' would have been a fitting choice had your daughter had a boy grin

ImperialBlether Sat 17-Jun-17 13:24:18

I remember being a bit mad after childbirth, but not that mad!

LotisBlue Sat 17-Jun-17 13:24:20

It would make sense if the other grandmother is called madeleine, and she has combined the names

NavyandWhite Sat 17-Jun-17 13:24:51

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ExcuseMyEyebrows Sat 17-Jun-17 13:25:00

Oh dear, is it short for Mad Alison?

Sorry grin

NavyandWhite Sat 17-Jun-17 13:25:00

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0YI3 Sat 17-Jun-17 13:25:51

She definitely knows my name grin

Definitely not for anyone else. "It's Maddie after Allie"...

alicemalice Sat 17-Jun-17 13:26:37

She's taken half your name... 'ison'

I suppose that counts in her mind.

Bluntness100 Sat 17-Jun-17 13:28:03

I suspect it's the "Ison" part.

Mad - ison
Al - ison

I'd take it as a compliment and not stress about it.

peaceout Sat 17-Jun-17 13:28:47

She's combined madelain and alison

pocketsaviour Sat 17-Jun-17 13:31:11

I like the name though! Maybe she thought if it was the exact same that you might be annoyed in some way?

Wait, she doesn't think your maiden name was Madison does she?

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