NICKNAMES are typically used lightly, as either a shortcut for a trickier moniker or a term of endearment.
Despite this, one social media user is boycotting the nickname their wife came up with for their daughter, citing it as completely distasteful.
In a post, the fed-up Reddit user explained that they and their wife took great care and time when curating the perfect name for their baby girl.
The two eventually landed on the name Alison. Fast forward to when the child was born, and the wife made clear she was no longer on board with the name.
The Reddit poster explained: "No sooner was the child born, my wife decided that she no longer likes this name, and has our friends, med staff, family, everyone calling her Lissy.
"The baby is now a year old and random friends of hers still call her Lissy. I have corrected everyone every time they say it around me."
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They claimed that they spoke to their wife about their disdain for the child's nickname, even going as far as calling the child 'Tammy' as a way to make a point.
Explaining why the nickname hugely ticked them off, they wrote:"Lissy sounds like a white trash, trailer park name. God I hope she doesn't have speech problems. It will be 'Lispy Lithy'."
Apparently, their wife called them an a*****e for correcting her and calling their child random names in retaliation.
Still, they feel that their child should be called by her full name or something similar, like Alice.
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"No, Lissy is not the pet name we have for our child. The only reason she calls her Lissy is because she doesn't like her name," they further explained.
Turning to Reddit users, they wanted to know if they were in the wrong for their frustration.
"You’re both idiots," one person asserted.
"She's not an idiot. 'Lissy' is a perfectly legitimate nickname for 'aLISon'. 'Tammy' is not," another countered.
Dissecting the issue, one spectator wrote:"I wonder why your wife suddenly has a negative association with the name she originally agreed to, unless something else has changed or you thought she agreed but didn't.
"It seems unusual to completely change your opinion so drastically in less than a year.
"Working in your favor is that 'Lissy' sounds like a child's pronunciation while 'Allison' sounds more grown-up.
"Your daughter might start correcting people to whichever name she prefers or even something utterly different when she gets older."
With some sound advice, another user said: "Lissy is just a nickname right? Not the legal name? Why not nickname her Alli or something?
"Best thing I can think is just call her the name you want and realize nicknames come and go with age. It's probably not worth resenting your wife over.
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"And while I disagree with your take on Lissy, it's usually reserved for names like Alyssa. So it might eventually fade away."
A final person reasoned: "If it's a nickname you can't/shouldn't really force her. If the legal name is what both of you agreed then she is free to choose any nickname and so do you."
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