Can I Ask Another Mom to Change Her Kid's Nickname?

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Editor's Note: I went to a small school, graduating with just over 100 classmates. My given name, Jennifer (please don't call me that), was also given to eight of my classmates. We all had different variations over the course of our schooling, with some overlap. However, my mom never once considered asking another Jennifer's mom to change her nickname -- as this mom did over at Swistle: Baby Names. Have you ever considered asking another mom to change their kid's nickname to protect your kid's "rights" over the name? -Jenna

Naming Issue: Should She Ask the Other Family to Change Their Daughter’s Nickname So It’s Not the Same as Her Daughter’s Name?:

I wish Evangeline’s family would pick another nickname for their daughter so it’s easier to tell them apart. I believe that going by the full name is off the table, but they have lots of other choices! We have run into confusion a couple of times with classmates/parents of classmates getting the girls confused. Nothing fatal, but still! I would hate for my girl to have her feelings hurt because of it.

Would it be wrong of me to approach the other parents and ask them to consider picking another nickname for their girl? Am I being too uptight? Is it not my problem?

Names at School
Credit: playfullibrarian.

Read more from Naming Issue: Should She Ask the Other Family to Change Their Daughter’s Nickname So It’s Not the Same as Her Daughter’s Name? at Swistle: Baby Names

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