paganbaby
Why does everyone question my sons name?? Edit
January 2, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I don't mind that it's questioned, so much as when people won't let it go. I used to explain that Bubba was a nickname but then I would be pestered by people wanting to know his real name and God forbid they find out, they'll call him it. Which drives him up the wall. So I finally just stopped explaining and started saying, Yes this is his real name.

Yesterday at 7-11 they guy behind the counter asked what my son's name was. (we're regulars) I told him Bubba. He paused for a sec and said, "Really?" "Is that his real name?" I looked him dead in the eye and said "Yes it is."

That is the name my son chose. If he wants people to know what his given name is, he'll tell them.

Now I know it's an unusual name. But so is my daughter's Audi. Yet no one goes around demanding to know her real name. So what gives?

Replies

  • stormcris
    January 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Because it is very common for that to be a nickname more often and their real name can range all over the place.

  • rfurlongg
    January 2, 2013 at 8:31 PM
    Since we don't interact with your son, can you tell us his real name ;-)?
  • paganbaby
    January 2, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    That may be so. But if I introduce him as such wouldn't you think that's what I want you to call him? Why the need to know his real name? It's not like he wants you to call him that.

    Quoting stormcris:

    Because it is very common for that to be a nickname more often and their real name can range all over the place.


  • stormcris
    January 2, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Curiosity.

    Quoting paganbaby:

    That may be so. But if I introduce him as such wouldn't you think that's what I want you to call him? Why the need to know his real name? It's not like he wants you to call him that.

    Quoting stormcris:

    Because it is very common for that to be a nickname more often and their real name can range all over the place.



  • paganbaby
    January 2, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    I asked him if I could say and he said NO! It's Bubba! LOL

    Quoting rfurlongg:

    Since we don't interact with your son, can you tell us his real name ;-)?


  • mlg1989
    by mlg1989
    January 2, 2013 at 8:35 PM
    Because Bubba is typically a nickname. People also associate it with the Guy from Forrest Gump.
  • paganbaby
    January 2, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Eh, then they can stay currious :-)

    Quoting stormcris:

    Curiosity.

    Quoting paganbaby:

    That may be so. But if I introduce him as such wouldn't you think that's what I want you to call him? Why the need to know his real name? It's not like he wants you to call him that.

    Quoting stormcris:

    Because it is very common for that to be a nickname more often and their real name can range all over the place.




  • TruthSeeker.
    January 2, 2013 at 8:35 PM

     Maybe because for a lot of people, at least around here, Bubba is a name only family or close friends call a young boy. Not strangers!! I would be a irked if someone I didn't know called my son by his nickname. Maybe the person was trying to be respectful? 

  • katy_kay08
    January 2, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    because they make the mistake of thinking you aren't odd.  

  • paganbaby
    January 2, 2013 at 8:36 PM


    Love that movie!!!

    Quoting mlg1989:

    Because Bubba is typically a nickname. People also associate it with the Guy from Forrest Gump.