My 5 old changed his name!!! What in the world???...

United States
November 6, 2009 4:13pm CST
While the whole family was gathered in the livingroom after dinner, someone called his name and he decided right there on the spot that that was no longer his name. He told us "That's not my name anymore. My name is Scott" We don't even know anyone who has Scott as a first name or surname... Do other little boys do this?? We still call him by the name he was given at birth, but at a certain time of the evening he resorts back to being Scott..
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@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
7 Nov 09
Its a phase and it would pass. He is too young to understand what he is talking about
• United States
7 Nov 09
My son just turned 5. I'd say it was over the summer he started sometimes insisting his name was Nick. I think he got it from the kids channel Nickelodeon, cause one day that's what he said, like Nickelodeon, LOL. It went off and on like that for a couple months and eventually went away.
@crys7881 (267)
• United States
7 Nov 09
That is so cute!! My son has said that a time or two but he will tell us to guess his new name!!
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@bucketkid (239)
• Australia
6 Nov 09
i wouldnt fret about it too much. its probably something he is just experimenting with, seeing if he cn push the boundaries. i decided when i was 16 that everyone had to call me Matt - because i liked the name. that only lasted for about a week though. dont encourage it but dont discourage it either, soon he will forget about it.
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• United States
6 Nov 09
That is very cute! He probably heard the name on television or on the playground or something and liked it. People have nicknames, so maybe he thought that he could choose his own nickname and you would start calling him that. It is very mysterious how a child's mind works, but it is also a wonderful thing. Right now, I can't think of hearing about any other child doing this, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't happened.
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• United States
10 Nov 09
Aww...lol. Maybe he read a book in school with a character named Scott or saw a TV show or movie with a Scott character. Or he could've just heard the name and liked it.
@maximax8 (30066)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 09
When a baby is born or still very young his or her parents decide on a name for him or her. When a child is older he or she might like or dislike his or her name. In a book a girl asked to be called Cordelia but the lady wouldn't call her that. The girl was really called Anne but she really wished she had been named Cordelia. I am a primary school teacher and what you son did is common with other children. I taught a girl who called herself Camilla but she was really called Maria which she couldn't stand.
@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
8 Nov 09
your son's sound's funny and witty, he sure is an intelligent boy, i just rarely heard a little boy or girl changes their name and chooses a name that they wanted to call them by others.
• United States
7 Nov 09
That is so cute!! I changed the spelling of my name when I was about 8 and I have never been able to get in the habit of spelling it like it is on my birth-certificate. I am too broke and lazy to go to the DMV and Change my name so I just confuse people alot by spelling my name wrong.
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
7 Nov 09
I don't think this is just a little boy thing. When my daughter was five years old, she too changed her name for a while. She went from being Kathryn to being Holly. I called her Holly some of the time to appease her, but she was still Kathryn the majority of the time. Now, she is almost seven years old and the days of her being Holly are in the past. Where children get the alias that they come up with is beyond me, but I really thought it was cute to a certain extent.
• Canada
7 Nov 09
Well i had something like this happend to me too. When i was little I used to watch the seris Sonic and iused to be the fastest in the class. So i told my family to start calling me other names that related to fast people or characters/ He may just like a charter on television or online and wants to be like them.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
7 Nov 09
Hehe that's cute. My nephews don't do that but I have a niece who wants to change her name to "princess" for some reason. I don't know. Kids say the cutest things sometimes and I myself wonder what in the world would make them want to say or do something.
@AndieBee (27)
• United States
7 Nov 09
What a bright and open little boy you have! I believe ALL children go through a similar stage at some point in time. It's simply a part of their exploration of the imagination and their established boundaries. Interesting that he "decides" he's Scott at a certain time in the evening, but I truly feel it's harmless experimentation. I might have a little chat with him to explain that it's okay to pretend to be other people, but it's only play. Gently let him know that even when he IS playing this game, however, that he's to answer to his real name when called. I might even go so far as to tell him why he was given his real name and how it makes him a very special little boy. Enjoy with him this time of wonderment, because that innocence will be gone all too quickly! Best of luck to you!
@missty08 (20)
• United States
7 Nov 09
That's the cutest thing ever, hopefully he will grow out of it. did he give you a reason why he doesn't like his real name? I guess your son has a very wide imagination! My son is only 2 and i hope he doesn't decide to change is name anytime soon! :) good luck to you and your family with "Scott" beacuse it seems like he's pretty serious about this lol :)
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
7 Nov 09
Lol, thats a funny thing. You know kids have a great imagination. Maybe in a couple of weeks or in a month he will forget about being called scott. Maybe he will change his name once again or get tired of it, and return to his original name.
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
hi qmeyers^^;; that was really cute and funny for a 5year-old kid maybe the sound of "Scott" is more suitable to his ear so he preferred to be called that way too..i wonder what his real name is?
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
That was weird? But I guess it's just common for a child to do that because they're egocentric and only want what they like. But I suggest that don't let him be spoiled. LOL. Happy mylotting!
@mansha (6301)
• India
7 Nov 09
Thats nothing, I kept trying to change my name till I was ten, every week I used to change my name and announce it at family dinner but none stuck and I had to live with the name my parents kept and one day I realized that name was mine and suits me perfectly.lolz. So don't worry some of us do that and then grow up too.
@The1one1 (105)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Nov 09
Hahaha, i did that once back when i was a kid, i saw it in a video game and wanted to be caled Bill xD, but after 3,4 weeks i just stopped. Don't worry, your son will see that he is wrong, and he will return to normal. It is just a part of growing up
• China
7 Nov 09
Aha, he is not a teen yet but has already shown a little teen's rebellion. He must be very cute when claiming his new name to the whole family. I always think changing one's name is a kind of disrepect to one's parents. So I've never put it into practice though I often think of getting another name for myself. Don't be bothered. He's just a little kid. He can't figure out something complex. Perhaps as he grows up, he'll think of it no more. Relax!