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."
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?
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?