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Serious (@) naming question

If a kid's name is Dillan, what are the chances of him being teased and called "Dilweed" or "dildo" by other kids? I know kids will make fun of any name but I recently thought of this and can't get it out of my mind! lol.

 

Re: Serious (@) naming question

  • I think the possibility is there, but I don't think it's overly likely.  Also, kids don't know about dildos for quite some time, so he might be spared!  I stopped being called names in like 1st grade, so it might be okay.


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  • image lyssbobiss:
    I don't know that it's particularly likely, and if it is, it probably won't stick for long.  As an aside, though, I don't care for that spelling.  I prefer the 90210 version - Dylan.

     

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  • I think it's a nice name sugr and I don't think you have much to worry about.  Unfortunately, in 10 years of teaching I do not think I ever had a Dillan/Dylan, so I can't tell you if I've ever experienced kids making fun of it.
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  • image sugrfrejaz:
    If a kid's name is Dillan, what are the chances of him being teased and called "Dilweed" or "dildo" by other kids? I know kids will make fun of any name but I recently thought of this and can't get it out of my mind! lol.

    There was a little nerdy guy at my HS named Dillon. He was called dildo by many. The name calling thing totally comes back in HS. To be fair though, he was an easy target was was going to have some jacked up nickname regardless of what his first name is.

    My advice: try to have a cool kid. Wink

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  • I love the name Dylan.

    Unfortunately, I think your kid will get nick-named by fellow students no matter what. My middle school band director started calling me Lizard in 5th grade. Yes, band director. Not other students. A teacher.

  • I think of the Dillon Dam out near Breckenridge, but that's just me (and probably most people in CO). ?If it were Dylan, I'd think of the singer. ?I don't think too many bad nicknames will come of, and, really, that shouldn't matter too much.

    My name is Susan, and I was nicknamed sewer in grade school. ?Do you think my parents would have foreseen that??

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  • I also know a Dylan who's been called dildo... so I wouldn't use it.
  • No matter a child's name, taunting can still occur. Just name the kid a name you like and forget the little taunting brats who will very likely only end up flipping burgers anyway.
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