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"Nickname problem"

  • melody
    Posted: Oct 26, 2008 10:14 AM
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    Manchester, NH
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    My parents have a silly nickname for our four-year old daughter. I’ve asked them to call her by her real name (which is a lovely, normal name) but they still use the nickname and don’t understand why this bothers me. Now other relatives are following suit. Does anyone have a suggestion for how I can get everyone to drop the nickname and use her true name?


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    Posted: Dec 29, 2008 12:36 AM
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    Sweatheart...Grandparents will be grandparents. :) It sounds like there are some family dynamics going on here. You are their child, and they do not see you as a grown person with a child of her own. (That's normal) They see "Their" Grandchild and have given her a special name. The more you rebel, the more it will backfire. I'm afraid you'll have to accept the nickname. That's IMHO of course. Relax though, most Grandkids have nicknames (Mine do!)

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