I can’t stand my wife’s nickname, she says she’ll leave me if I don’t accept it’

I can’t stand my wife’s nickname, she says she’ll leave me if I don’t accept it’

One man took to Reddit to ask for advice on how to handle a rather unusual situation, as he admitted that he couldn’t stand his wife’s nickname – but not everyone sided with him

It’s common to choose your child’s name before they’re born.

Most parents, if they don’t find out what gender their baby is beforehand, have two lists filled with potential options.

It’s a big decision – but seasoned parents know that it’s best to have a couple of names you like, as the best-laid plans can go awry.

One couple had planned to call their son Michael – until they turned out to be a girl, prompting them to come up with another option.

But they have continued to call her Michael as a nickname, which the woman now goes by and introduces herself as.

“My wife was supposed to be a boy. Her parents had picked out the name Michael for her but well she wasn’t a boy.

“However for whatever reason, they made Michael her nickname and everyone calls her that. Her name isn’t Michael.

“When I met her, I found it kinda cute that everyone called her that. Now it’s just annoying. Hardly anyone calls my wife her name. Her parents, friends, family, coworkers – she’ll tell complete strangers to call her Michael.

“As I said, it is no longer cute and just teeth grinding annoying to hear the name Michael throwout our marriage.

‘I asked her if she can stop using the nickname or switch to a feminine nickname like Michelle.

“She shot me down saying Michael is her name. I told her no it’s not! We got into a small argument where I pointed out she’s not taking my feelings into consideration here!

” I even had someone ask me once if my wife was trans cause of the name Michael. “

The pair rowed and “She told me to leave the house and to come out when I want to talk. It’s my house too! In the end, my wife took a bag and went to her brother’s house.

“I called once I thought she had cooled down and again asked that for the sake of our marriage for her to stop encouraging the nickname. She hung up on me. I’m not asking much. Just don’t want people calling my wife Michael anymore!|

People on Reddit weren’t on his side, however, with one commenting: “Grow the hell up. The only person who matters here is your wife as it is her choice as to what to be called and if she is introducing herself and perfectly happy with the name Michael then that’s it. End of story.”

Another wrote: “Trying to bully your wife into a name change (that you thought was cute and married her with!!) because of your unresolved homophobia and transphobia issues is just gross, insecure behaviour. Full stop. Your wife is fine.”

A third added: “She’s had the name her whole life and embraces it. She was Michael when you met her, she was Michael when you proposed. She was Michael when you got married.

“She is Michael. You are the problem.”

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