People nick naming your child... mamato6 vba4c successful Phoenix, Arizona 10644 posts
Jan 21st '13

My family members and close friends are driving me crazy! From the start my husband and I agreed that if baby was a boy we would name him Harrison. We didn't tell anyone until we announced my pregnancy at 13 weeks. People asked our potential names and we told them. The general response was "oh we can call him Harry lol". I quickly let everyone know that it was not okay to call him Harry because that is not his name.
Fast forward to now, we found out its a boy and announced a few weeks ago his full name, Harrison Phillip. All my freaking family, my DH's family, friends, everyone keeps calling him Harry! They think its funny! I am starting to snap at people when they bring it up and he's not even here yet. His name is freaking Harrison not Harry! How do I deal with this? I have now started to ignore everyone but I am bothered by the possibility that they will always call him that.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
Jan 21st '13

people will call him Harry regardless.

user banned Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6726 posts
Jan 21st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:</b>" people will call him Harry regardless."</blockquote>

:!: exactly what I was thinking.

Dazzled TTC since Oct 2015; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gales Ferry, CT, United States 3946 posts
Jan 21st '13

Just politely correct everyone. Thats what I do.

We're naming this baby Charlotte, and I cannot tell you how many people have said "oh, we can call her charlie!"

I always just say, "No, her name is Charlotte, thats what she will be called".

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23736 posts
Jan 21st '13

People love nicknames.
Maybe find a name without such an obvious nickname like Harrison.
There isn't anything you can do to stop people, either ignore, get over our issue, or change the name.

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
Jan 21st '13

People are gonna call him school, later in life , etc.
You still have time to change his name if you hate the shortened version of the name you picked.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Jan 21st '13

cant really help what people nickname your children, doesnt do any harm.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Jan 21st '13

there going to do it so ur just going to have to get over it. to me ur over reacting. Half my family can't even say my DD name witch is Kirsa so they just call her baby or w/e...I call her chunky monkey.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
Jan 21st '13

That's exactly why I didn't pick a name that can have a nickname.. I love the name Jonathan, but not John. Samuel, but not Sam.

You can keep telling them, but his whole life people will probably call him Harry for short :?
I love the name Harrison BTW.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jan 21st '13

No matter what ppl are going to call him that. I dont get why ppl get so worked up over useless things like this. It just seems really ridic to me.

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18567 posts
Jan 21st '13
Quoting 5 plus 1 equals 6:" My family members and close friends are driving me crazy! From the start my husband and I agreed that ... [snip!] ... deal with this? I have now started to ignore everyone but I am bothered by the possibility that they will always call him that."

I made sure to go over ALL possible "nicknames" before settling on a name for my kids! I also went over anything that I thought other kids could make up to be teasing a*****es! Like "Scott" could turn to NN "Scotty" OR teasing name like "snotty Scotty", KWIM?

☆Mrs. Mathers☆ 3 kids; Greenway, OH, United States 26554 posts
Jan 21st '13

my daughter's name is Kerriellah. when she was a baby everyone wanted to call her Kerri. me and SO hate that name. i would just always remind them that her name is Kerriellah, not Kerri. then i would give them suggestions of "approved" NNs.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
Jan 21st '13

At least it's not a bad nickname
My MIL called DS tinker boy for like a tinker bell but tinker boy,because well he's a boy :roll:

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
Jan 21st '13

ask them nicley to shove off lol

but that doesnt mean that when your not around their gonna stop calling him harry..
i let my BIL choose a nickname for LO their was really only two (bella and izzy)

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
Jan 21st '13

you'll probably get over it eventually.. however, honesty is the best policy.. if it pisses you off.. say so.

my nephew is a Jr.. my SIL insists you call him RJ.. they don't call him by his name.. they call him by his nickname.. so in school, he's going to be confused. yay.

I call my youngest Chris alot.. his names Christian. Its easier to type out haha I have TONS of nicknames for both kids though..

love your name choice though!