Hi, my 3yr old son has changed his name to the Wiggles man, Locky. My son refuses to go back to his real name. When we meet someone new, he whispers to me his name is Locky. If I use his real name, he gets angry and cries at me and says no that's not his name its Locky. As long as his happy/healthy I really don't mind his name change but what if he continues throughout his life to stay as Locky. My auntie told me her sons friend did the same thing and his now 23yrs old with the name he chose at 3yrs old. Not sure how to tackle this one? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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06-12-2013 18:58 #1
My 3yr old has changed his name to Locky
06-12-2013 19:03 #2
My son was " lightning McQueen " for ages also his dad has been "mater" "louigie" "frank" "mr carburettor" fir weeks. He will grow out if it, don't worry.
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06-12-2013 19:05 #3
its been 3 months. I thought he would have out grown it by now, lol.
06-12-2013 19:22 #4
Oh dear... LOL!
06-12-2013 19:24 #5
At least it is a real name - not one you chose, but I would just go with it, kinda cute I think
06-12-2013 19:25 #6
aww its cute, but yeah would be annoying!
Not sure what to suggest!!
06-12-2013 19:29 #7
Maybe agree that certain times of the day like when he's watching tv you will call him Lachy. Then for the rest of the tell him you will use his real name. Hard one
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07-12-2013 00:05 #8Junior Member
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Totally normal my daughter has been doing this for the past 6months. Taking on names "Emma" "Locky" "liana" "cheilswits" "Freddy" "bell" "Ariel" whatever she's into she gives me names too.
When I introduce her I say her actual name is Olivia but today she " " we are very creative people play along, just a phase enjoy it I think ;0)
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07-12-2013 00:20 #9
You could bribe him with Xmas presents, write his original name on it "Awww Santa left these for *name*, but now that you're locky, I guess we will have to give them to another boy named *name*.
Calm down people, I'm joking, I dunno, three months seems like a long time, the kid has staying power that's for sure!! At least it's an okay name, not Moses bojangles or something
07-12-2013 00:29 #10
I know two people in my lifetime who have done this.
Both boys. Both changed in early childhood. One picked his after hearing it at school. The other picked it out of the blue.
One's mother ignored it, the other had his name legally changed when he was 6.
Both men use the names they chose to this day. Both have stated they don't know why they did it but that they felt it was their real name.
Past life maybe?
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