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Old 09-04-2010, 08:14 PM   #11
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Sorry, I don't really see the big deal. Sorry it bugs you so much, all you can do is not call him it.

But I think "Little Man" is cute...I call the girls "Miss" or "Missy May" sometimes too.

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Old 09-04-2010, 08:15 PM   #12
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I call my son a little man too - he just does stuff that is completely like a "little man."
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:39 PM   #13
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I've said it a lot too. I have a bunch of nephews and everyone refers to them this way.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:41 PM   #14
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OP, I understand! I have a friend who refers to her dd as "lil' mama". I don't know why, but I find it really irritating! But then, that's what FIL calls me, and I have to bite my tongue every time b/c I cannot stand the name. I know he thinks it's endearing, but it's like nails on a chalkboard for me.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:42 PM   #15
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You would most likely come off as rude or offensive if you chose to say anything about it. It is generally used as a term of endearment. :shrug:
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:43 PM   #16
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That is what we call DFS. His name isn't cute and doesn't have a cute meaning. His mom was cheating on her husband with the "baby daddy" and they saw Batman on their first date, so he is name L&*()% for after the Joker--Heath L#&#@% so that the Baby Daddy would know that it was his baby. We didn't like his name, and there isn't really a nickname for it, so we started calling him Little Man.
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It's not just common now..its been common for a while. And I think its cute. Honestly I wouldn't let it get so you bothered..its kinda pointless to worry about.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:26 PM   #18
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my MIL calls DS little man, occasionally someone else will call him that...for some reason it bugs me when she does it. She's a very very sweet woman, but has these tiny tiny little things she does that get on my nerves but I can't ever really say anything because really they aren't a big deal. But I understand.
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Yeah...my DS is little man (sometimes wittle man) or big boy.

Sorry it bothers you. There are a few things that make me cringe when I hear people say them.
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I cringe when I hear someone(other than my husband) refer to me as Mamma. Like with capital M...a proper noun, UGH!!! In their mind they are being friendly and acknowledging that I'm a mother, but still, you're not MY kid....or my sweety...UGH!!!
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