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Husband Wants Wife To Change Son’s Nickname Fearing He Won’t Be Taken Seriously

Husband Wants Wife To Change Son’s Nickname Fearing He Won’t Be Taken Seriously

A husband has asked his wife to reconsider their son’s nickname fearing he’ll be ridiculed as he gets older. Problem is, the name is kind of a a family tradition and the wife doesn’t want to break it. Do you think she should?

Writing into Reddit, the woman explained that her son goes by little Willie and his grandfather is big Willie. My son’s given name is William, but no one calls him that. We all call him Willie, like his grandfather. When they’re together they go by big Willie and little Willie. My husband had the same thing with his grandfather. They were big Will and lil Wil. For eight years my son has gone by Willie.

However the mum explained that her husband has now changed his tune about the nickname.

“My husband has started trying to get our son to answer to Will. This confuses our son. I don’t really understand why he’s doing this. He’ll call for our son with the name Will and our son won’t respond,” she said. “He says it’s a fine name for a little kid, but as he gets older it will prevent people from taking him seriously. I don’t agree, but regardless, shouldn’t he have thought of that before?” She continued, saying:

“He was the one who wanted to name our son William, and for eight years he went along with the Willie nickname. It’s too late.”

Now the woman has turned to the Reddit forum to ask if she should give in and just change her son’s nickname.

Many commenters agreed with the mum saying that while “Willie” is a cute name for a kid he will definitely get teased for it as he gets older.

“100 percent guarantee kids will be cruel to your son if you keep calling him Willie, especially if they find out about the ‘big’ Willie and ‘little’ Willie situation,” one person wrote.

“I laughed when I read it, so I can only imagine what kids will do,” added another.

“The kid doesn’t have to go by Willie. He’s choosing to. Maybe instead of being controlling, his dad could simply tell him that Willie is a common euphemism for penis and that some kids may make fun of him for it. Then let the kid decide if he wants to deal with it or not,” another person offered.

What do you think she should do?



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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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