To think that 'Big Head' is a horrible way to refer to a child?

(33 Posts)
PinkSippyCup Wed 03-Jul-13 10:57:49

Dd is 8mo and my pfb, so am willing to accept I may be being a little but precious.

SIL has recently decided that 'Big Head' is an acceptable nick-name to call DD. Every time she sees her it's "hey Big Head!" angry

Now aibu to think this is horrible and DD will grow up thinking it's true?

I'm thinking I'll either start calling SIL the same name or suggesting that we save the nick-name Big Head for when she has children wink

So AIBU?

carolthesecretary Wed 03-Jul-13 11:48:43

What?! Rude cow. In what way does she think that's okay?

I would start calling her big arse if she did that to a child of mine... Oh, and be too busy to see her.

Beeyump Wed 03-Jul-13 11:51:04

I take it she's doing it in an affectionate, rather than horrible way though. I'd be devastated if I was stopped from seeing my niece and nephew because of a silly remark I wasn't aware was causing offence.

pianodoodle Wed 03-Jul-13 11:52:50

It's not exactly original or unique either. I mean, they nearly all look like "big heads" at that age lol

Mind you, DH calls DD "fat pants" which is the same thing.

For some reason it seems more acceptable when it's the parent doing it though.

FannyFifer Wed 03-Jul-13 11:54:51

I would prob be real passive aggressive and say to the baby something like, "now big head, what's that silly fat arse saying now, oh yes look at her big fat arse, isn't she a silly billy" . grin

Elquota Wed 03-Jul-13 11:58:32

YANBU. Not acceptable at all. Just say "Would you mind not calling her that please?" She'll probably protest but hopefully still get the message.

aldiwhore Wed 03-Jul-13 12:02:16

To say it once may be forgiven, my nephew has a big head (98th centile, body much lower) and my sister and I have commented on it, but gently, without cruelty.

I'd never NAME the child that way.

Just tell her to stop, and if she doesn't start calling her Fat Arse or something so she understand how annoying it is.

imnotmymum Wed 03-Jul-13 12:02:38

Big Head seriously ?? That is awful just tell her and you not being uptight just the most ridiculous name to call a baby angry

maras2 Wed 03-Jul-13 12:22:13

Silly cow and very rude too.Tell her to call your baby by their propper name.That has to be the nastiest nickname to inflict on a child.

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