Mum Slams People For Shortening Daughter's Name And We're Like, What?

A mum isn't happy that her daughter has nicknames, and she's not afraid to tell the world.

The furious mum has taken to the internet to slam her friends for... well, shortening her daughter's name in a cute fashion.

Posting her disdain on parenting forum Mumsnet, the woman said she was tired of people "making names up" for her daughter who was christened Megan.

Yep we know it's different spelling, but this Meghan would have the same issues. Image: Getty

"My DD is called Megan. We call her Megan at home. Other people seem to think it’s ok to change it to other versions: Meg Meggy Megs Her name is Megan and that is what we call her at home," wrote the mum.

"[Am I being unreasonable] to think people should just call her by the name her parents use & not make names up?!" she continued,  "It really bloody irritates me."

Of course, other users had a bit to say about her rant. Most of them calling her out for overreacting.

"Meg as a diminutive for Megan is hardly making names up? If you pick a name with an obvious shortening then I’m afraid you have to expect that people will probably use it. Your DD may also use it when she’s older," one pointed out.

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"I'm a Megan. I get called all sorts depending on which social group I'm in. You don't own your child's name and she is her own person. It's a good thing people shorten it as it means they have their own relationship with her outside of you," said another.

Would this Megan have an opinion? Hey, Meg? Image: Getty

"Hmmmm not sure Megan was a good idea if you don't like the shortening, it's going to happen," one user pointed out.

 And it got worse from there.

"First world problems," one user said.


"Oh get over yourself. You don't own your daughter, her name or other people's free will, so you call her what you want at home, and others will call her what they want elsewhere and there's fuck all you can about it."

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Double ouch.

And then, some good advice.

My very difficult MIL pretends to not know who I mean when I refer to my husband as Ben instead of Benjamin. He also refers to himself as Ben. Don’t be THAT mother."