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May 4th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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Ok today I was at the park with my girls. Well my 3 yr old has a nick name its Tank. She got this nickname because She is 3 and 40 pounds she fits in 4t clothes. She is a very strong girl she wrestles with my 5 yr old and wins. When she runs people better move or she will plow through them lol. Anyways when we were at the park today I was playing with her and I called her tank a couple times some lady is like you named your daughter tank . I said no its her nickname. She continues why on earth would you do that to her she isnt a tank. Im like look she isnt your daughter she is mine and her nickname is tank. Well funny thing is Emily heard me and this lady arguing a bit, she yells Im TANK lol. The lady got mad then walked away. How is it anyone business if my daughters nickname is tank . who cares. I personally found her rude. Has anyone else delt with this kinda crap?
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May 4th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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We are the same way. We have dubbed Liam tank as well and have recieved the SAME comments!!! (he will be 3 in june, is in desperate need of clothing bigger than 4t...can we say summer shopping) I totally know how you feel. Same as for my youngest, we nick named him Hog, or Hoggy, and people assume we're calling him a Fat pig (it's actally for hedgehog... he was born with spiked lil hedgehog hair) People can be so fustrating and not know when to shut their pie holes
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May 4th, 2007, 12:15 PM
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My neice has that nickname too (among many others LOL), but I've yet to hear any bad comments about it. She is TALL and very skinny but she is such a daredevil and never seems to care that she gets hurt so her nickname is tank.

Oh, and when she was like around 5mths old she growled when she was angry LOL!
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May 4th, 2007, 01:10 PM
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I would have no issues with Tank as a nickname for Dani ... the stronger the better. But if she was an older lady you have to give her a break for generation gaps.
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May 4th, 2007, 01:53 PM
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Honestly, some people just don't know when to mind their business. Someone said something to me once for calling my DSD bean. Bean was short for beanpole because she is long and skinny. I told the person to mind their own business.
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May 4th, 2007, 02:24 PM
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I totally think it's stupid that people get upset over what you choose to call your children. Granted, if it's really something offensive, then maybe I'd be upset when parents call their children that. But there's nothing wrong with "bean", "tank," and "hog". I think they're cute names!
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May 4th, 2007, 02:53 PM
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I would have no issues with Tank as a nickname for Dani ... the stronger the better. But if she was an older lady you have to give her a break for generation gaps.[/b]
Age shouldn't matter when it comes to social tact.
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May 4th, 2007, 03:03 PM
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I would have no issues with Tank as a nickname for Dani ... the stronger the better. But if she was an older lady you have to give her a break for generation gaps.[/b]
Age shouldn't matter when it comes to social tact.
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Over the generation "tact" has changed. If someone grew up in the 20's or 30's their beliefs are not going to mesh with later generations especially the 80's or 90's. Does not mean they are wrong. It means they grew up in a different era.
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May 4th, 2007, 04:50 PM
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I actually got PM'd on another website once because we call our 5 yo Boo, short for Buddha or little Buddha Man. He's huge! He always has been.

Ah well, what's a person to do??? I wish there was an ignore button for real life!

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May 4th, 2007, 04:54 PM
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I actually got PM'd on another website once because we call our 5 yo Boo, short for Buddha or little Buddha Man. He's huge! He always has been.

Ah well, what's a person to do??? I wish there was an ignore button for real life!

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I call my son Boo!! Of course, with me, it's more short for "Boo Bear" or "Boo Boo". But really, what on earth is so offensive about that? Gah! People!
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May 4th, 2007, 05:53 PM
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Thanx all thats what I thought . But as for an older lady she wasnt. If she were oh well she is my child. I was cut open for her I take care of her If I give her a nickname Its my choice. When this person starts putting clothes on her back, food in her tummy a roof over her head and love in her heart then i might consider her opinion.
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May 4th, 2007, 06:54 PM
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I don't think it's the woman's place to tell you what you should and shouldn't call your child (unless it is a damaging one), but I kind of see her point. One of our friends called my DD "Tank" when she was little for the same reasons you mentioned that you call your daughter Tank. It made me so mad. I just didn't want her to hear it and think that she was freakishly large or be embarrassed and ashamed of her size. I made him stop. I'm sure that the woman was just concerned for your daughter for those reasons.
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May 5th, 2007, 07:13 AM
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I would have no issues with Tank as a nickname for Dani ... the stronger the better. But if she was an older lady you have to give her a break for generation gaps.[/b]
Age shouldn't matter when it comes to social tact.
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Over the generation "tact" has changed. If someone grew up in the 20's or 30's their beliefs are not going to mesh with later generations especially the 80's or 90's. Does not mean they are wrong. It means they grew up in a different era.
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Doesn't matter when you grew up, it has nothing to do with common courtesy and minding ones own business.
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May 5th, 2007, 07:53 AM
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I don't think it's the woman's place to tell you what you should and shouldn't call your child (unless it is a damaging one), but I kind of see her point. One of our friends called my DD "Tank" when she was little for the same reasons you mentioned that you call your daughter Tank. It made me so mad. I just didn't want her to hear it and think that she was freakishly large or be embarrassed and ashamed of her size. I made him stop. I'm sure that the woman was just concerned for your daughter for those reasons.[/b]

It will not damage my daughter. She is raised to not let what people think effect her. besides she is built like her dad . he was chunky like she is now. her father is now 6'1 and slim. My daughter is a happy girl with smiles and laughs she has confidence at 3 she is gorgeous and she knows it. She is my Tank
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May 5th, 2007, 10:54 AM
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I call my older boys the "Brothers of Destruction"...I get some strange looks when I call them that. If "Tank" is your nickname for your daughter and you and she know there is no malice behind it, then it's no one else's business. I'm constantly amazed at how total strangers feel the need to comment on people's personal business. What's happened to common courtesy and the ability to keep your opinions to yourself?
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May 5th, 2007, 10:09 PM
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You think THAT'S bad, my younger brother is named Nathan, but for some reason he couldn't say his name he said Na-futs. It ended up become putz. Yeah, you should have heard the comments and looks we got for that one. And then my MOM ruined me and had one of MY nicknames be... none other than- weenie! I was horribly teased for that! I wouldn't have minded tank. lol
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