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To be pissed off my half cut BIL taught my 3 year old son to call me a nickname?

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LadyOfWaffle Mon 20-Jul-09 21:10:47

Went to BIL/SILs on Saturday night and after finally returning from the pub to see us (wasn't drunk, just merry) he told my son (3) to call DH by a stupid nickname that he used to be called. His cousin started it, and even her little girls greet him with it in a smart tone. Then he told him to call me "mummy (nickname)", and even went as far to get him to call our baby son "baby (nickname)". I laughed it off, and told him I didn't care because it wasn't a real word but googling shows exactly what it is, and while not rude or anything I don't want to be called it! What can I do, because this will run and run now - DS called me it this evening so he obviously remembered it.

differentID Mon 20-Jul-09 21:11:56

that isn't on. did dh find it funny?
what is it by the way?

ItsAllaBitNoisy Mon 20-Jul-09 21:12:45

Depends on what it is.

I started a nickname for my BIL about 15 years ago. It is now his name.

LadyOfWaffle Mon 20-Jul-09 21:13:19

DH laughs it off, he is getting pissed off too though but he knows it fuels it. He is most pissed off a 7 year old girl yells it to him thinking she is clever, obviously at her mums say so. It just isn't funny anymore.

differentID Mon 20-Jul-09 21:14:18

are the dn generally disrespectful?

LadyOfWaffle Mon 20-Jul-09 21:14:54

[ Trog] blushangrysad

LadyOfWaffle Mon 20-Jul-09 21:15:42


LadyOfWaffle Mon 20-Jul-09 21:16:59

The girls I am on about are loud and brash, but don't see them alot. No doubt they will yell at me now across the road

differentID Mon 20-Jul-09 21:17:55

what a doghead you BIL is especially to encourage children to call names.

LadyOfWaffle Mon 20-Jul-09 21:19:17

shall I pull him up on it? I don't want to look a miserable sod. I just think this is a step too far

lollyheart Mon 20-Jul-09 21:22:04

Tell your bil straight that you dont like it, what a horribe word.

When your ds calls you it just ignore him he will soon forget.

LadyOfWaffle Mon 20-Jul-09 21:23:11

hello lolly, was going to text you today

differentID Mon 20-Jul-09 21:24:16

think about it if it was the other way around. If your dh started encouraging your nieces to call adults names, would you rather someone told you that they've gone too far before they get ostracized at school or get a repuation as a nuisance from other adults?
I would.

lollyheart Mon 20-Jul-09 21:26:11

Hiya, Yes please dosmile

Has your ds finished preschool yet? my dd finished on friday, so if you want to meet up let me know.

TotalChaos Mon 20-Jul-09 21:37:32


IsItMeOr Mon 20-Jul-09 21:44:30

YANBU, he sounds charmless

LadyOfWaffle Mon 20-Jul-09 21:46:33

yep he's finished [pulling hair out] grin

what shall I do about BIL etc?

Freddysteddy Mon 20-Jul-09 21:46:43

Are you in Wales?

That's an insulting term for someone from the valleys in S Wales.

differentID Mon 20-Jul-09 21:47:31

Trog is insulting wherever you live!

Freddysteddy Mon 20-Jul-09 21:48:51

Yes I know diffID but it is specifically an abusive term to describe valley-folk as well.

AtheneNoctua Mon 20-Jul-09 21:53:18

He's a jerk.

My brother taught my neice (his daughter) to call me Beetle (first name) instead of Aunt (first name). I paid him back by teaching his girls how to shop for nice clothes. Oh, it was so worth being called a beetle! Although I did insist it was spelled Beatle.

But you BIL is out of line. They are not his kids. I would be might pissed off. In fact, I'd teach my kids to call Uncle Little Limp Dick.

LadyOfWaffle Mon 20-Jul-09 22:05:59

Not from Wales I may walk out next time, I was that pissed off.

Frasersmum123 Tue 21-Jul-09 13:48:15

A Trog to me means a skanky girl/woman - it was a derogatory term when I went to school.

YANBU your BIL is in the wrong.

Metatron Tue 21-Jul-09 14:01:20

Could be worse. My Uncle taught my 2.5 yr old to shout "no you are not my daddy" if she didn't fancy doing as she was told

Oh how we laughed angry

oldraver Tue 21-Jul-09 15:47:03

I would be tempted to call him BIL Trog. I'm sure he would soon get fed up of it

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