I don't think she intended it to be hurtful. I can see her point.
If it helps, DH's mom called him by a nickname unrelated to his legal name as a child. When he started preschool he was told he could choose between his first or second name to be called at school. He didn't like the teacher, who called him by his first name, and insisted on being called his second name. Used that his whole life and had his name legally changed when he entered the army to just his second and last name. Then got tired of being laughed at for having no middle initial. He later changed it back to what he was born with and I was introduced to him by his first name, which I still call him! The point of all that being, no matter what his name is legally, in the end he will choose for himself. I would just keep calling him Christopher and he will make up his own mind when he is old enough to understand.
Last edited by Gwenn; 11-27-2012 at 10:55 PM.
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