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SWALK Sat 26-Sep-09 15:03:15

DD (17) has recently got a new boyfriend, which is fine. However, his name is Chris, which is a name I hate, and would rather not have to say a lot, especially if he is going to come to the house all the time. I told DD last night that if she wanted to bring him round, then I would be calling him Luke, which I think is an acceptable name (and very nice - it was going to be DD's name, had she been a boy). Very unreasonably, I thought, she flew off the handle at this, even though I know that she likes the name Luke.
Now I have three options:
1. Call the boy Luke when he is at the house
2. Call him "Mr <his surname>" when he is here
3. Don't let him come to the house.
He is a lovely boy, but I just can't stand him name!
So, is it unreasonable?

LynetteScavo Sat 26-Sep-09 15:08:12



This has to be a wind up!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 26-Sep-09 15:08:36

YABU. hmm

Nancy66 Sat 26-Sep-09 15:09:20

I think you should call him Bernard.

mustrunmore Sat 26-Sep-09 15:09:20

Lol, what have I missed this time?

ThePhantomPlopper Sat 26-Sep-09 15:09:26

Your house your rules. wink

LynetteScavo Sat 26-Sep-09 15:09:28

Actually, I think you should call him Mr <his surname> if you really can't say Chirs.
Calling him Luke wouls be jsut odd, and make you look batty.

Squishabelle Sat 26-Sep-09 15:09:33

Yes - ignore. Cant be arsed with this sort of stuff this afternoon!

LynetteScavo Sat 26-Sep-09 15:10:21

Actually, your are obvioulsy batty, anyway. grin

Squishabelle Sat 26-Sep-09 15:11:41

Stupid stupid stupid first post.

Rantagonist Sat 26-Sep-09 15:14:38

Lol nice post...are you going to say why you don't like the name??

NorbertDentressangle Sat 26-Sep-09 15:17:23

Just avoid calling him anything.

If you want to get his attention just say "Oi, you".

Or whistle at him.

SWALK Sat 26-Sep-09 15:19:02

I don't understand why everybody thinks I'm joking - I'm really not. I posted on here, because I thought you were a sensible bunch. I don't like the name Chris because it starts with a crisp sound, which sounds like somebody biting an apple.

bran Sat 26-Sep-09 15:20:15

What's his full name? If it's Christopher then you could possibly choose another derivative from that name. Christ perhaps? Or Topher?

wink grin

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 26-Sep-09 15:21:06

My friend's DS is called Christopher, but when he was little he couldn't say it and said "Tito" instead. Would that do?

HecatesTwopenceworth Sat 26-Sep-09 15:21:22


7 out of 10. Just cos it's so bloody daft.

Squishabelle Sat 26-Sep-09 15:22:47

SWALK - I think you need to 'see' someone!

HeadFairy Sat 26-Sep-09 15:23:54

Perhaps you could pretend you're all Jane Austen fans and call each other Kind Sir, and Mr so and so...

ElieRM Sat 26-Sep-09 15:24:26

Wind up, blatantly.

mustrunmore Sat 26-Sep-09 15:27:52

Lol at calling someone Topher grin

Nancy66 Sat 26-Sep-09 15:28:08

maybe you should just have him killed?

CNyle Sat 26-Sep-09 15:28:26

you are a twat surey?

SWALK Sat 26-Sep-09 15:30:00

ElieRM, I feel rather upset by your insinuation that I would spend time 'winding you up' as you put it. I will reiterate that I posted on here because I thought that you would give me sound views.
I think that the Jane Austen idea is rather good, although I am more of a Hardy/Marlow fan, and therefore will be re-reading their literature for ideas on naming house-guests.
The boyfriend's full name is Christopher.

Jux Sat 26-Sep-09 15:50:50

If you're for real, then you're about as unreasonable and downright rude as I've ever come across. How dare you presume to rename someone? What sort of intolerant control freak are you. Your manners are disgusting.

Jux Sat 26-Sep-09 15:52:11


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