Nicknames

United States
January 8, 2008 2:07pm CST
My 3 year old daughter is named Kaitlyn. She has always been called Kaitlyn by me and her father. Her aunt has always called her JUJUBEE now when we try and call her by her name she gets upset and says her name is not Kaitlyn its JUJUBEE. Is this something she will grow out of? Should I let her call herself the nickname or should i repremand her?
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• United States
8 Jan 08
Tana I would say to just leave her alone. She is only expressing her love for her aunt by wanting to be called JuJuBee. Its only a phase, and if she hangs on to it, you can explain to her that is only a nickname when she gets older. And plus, what is the harm in wanting to be called JuJuBee?
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• United States
9 Jan 08
Thank you for your response. I didnt think it was bad either but some people seem to think it is.
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@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
8 Jan 08
My guess is as long as her aunt calles her jujubee she may not grow out of it for a long time. When my son was in kindergarden he told his teacher that his name was not Nicholas, it was Scar! Where he even got that I have no idea. No one called him Scar, so it went away quite quickly. My Andrew has been called Andrew until he hit 5th grade and all the sudden his friends started calling him Andy. Now he goes by Andy, but family still calls him Andy. BTW...my daughters name is Katelyn too. Maybe you can tell her that you chose the name Katelyn for her because it is a beautiful name just like she is beautiful.
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• United States
8 Jan 08
She is so very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your input on this.
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@lightningd (1041)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Since your daughter is only 3, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I would simply say to her that although her aunt calls her jujubee, that you prefer to call her by kaitlyn because that is what you named her. That her aunt calls her that to be silly. Given her age, I think she will outgrow it, mainly because when she is around other kids they will most likely give her funny looks when she tells them her name is jujubee. Don't fret too much, it's just a stage.
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• United States
8 Jan 08
Thank you for your response. I do hope it is just a stage. I dont want her learning to write JUJUBEE instead of KAITLYN in kindergarten.
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
9 Jan 08
She is still a baby. If she likes her nickname, why do you force her to accept Kaitlin? With the age she will probably find another nickname...this is normally. Juijubee sounds sweet:)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I want her to realize its just a nickname and not her real name. Thanks for your response
@dayzz25 (552)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I hope it's just a stage for your 3 year old daughter. I am kind of in the same shoes. I named my daughter Alexis because I like the name (she's only 13 months) but everyone else wants to call her different names. I can't stand it really. My brother in law calls her Alex and some of my in-laws call her Lexie. I just feel like shouting..."THAT'S NOT HER NAME!!!" LOL. I guess I really shouldn't make a big deal out of it but sometimes I just can't help myself. Have a great day.
• United States
9 Jan 08
I understand where you are coming from. I named my daughter Kaitlyn because I really think its a beautiful name. Thanks for your response
• United States
9 Jan 08
How cute. Yes, she will certainly grow out of this. See if you can get her aunt to slip in a Kaitlyn every now and then if she will.
• United States
9 Jan 08
She does call her Kaitlyn but my daughter just seems to really like the nickname. Thanks for your response
15 Jan 08
She will grow out of it, its probably just a faze shes going through. Just don't call her the name she wants you to and she will grow out of it quicker even if she does get upset. ~Joeys wife
• United States
11 Jan 08
LoL! My fault. I dont even remember why Ive always called her that. But just like I did and kika did and yaya did. Shell learn that I just dont like given names. Unless their exotic and weird. I think that as long as you show her how to write Kaitlyn shell do good. Kisses & Kuddlez ::Aunt Mar Mar:: P.S. I miss you
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
10 Jan 08
My 5 year old's name is Peter. He doesn't mind being called Peter, but prefers Peanut and does not allow any one to use nicknames like Pete or Petey. It doesn't bother us, and I imagine he'll outgrow the name soon enough. The only thing I'd suggest is making sure she knows that in an emergency like getting seperated from you in a store that she tell an adult her real name & her full name.