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Under Florida's new nickname rules I'd have to get my parent's permission to be called Rob in school.

This country gets sillier and sillier ever day.

We now have to call Fla's Governor Ronald!! Can't say "Ron" without explicit written permission from his parents!!!

And "Ted" Cruz?? No more; he's "Rafael" until each of us has explicit written permission from his parents!!!

You thought you knew "Mitch" Mcconnell?? That's Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. to you, and his parents are long dead so you'll NEVER get permission to call him anything but Addison!!!
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
My dad's name is Robin. He hated when anyone called him "Rob" or "Robby". lol
originnone · 56-60, M
@bijouxbroussard I actually looked it up several years ago....not a word at all...but has a nice rhythm with the other words in the line....
JSul3 · 70-79
@robingoodfellow Robin Hood!
@JSul3 a girl in high school nicknamed me that.
She was kinda ditzy. Nice, but ditzy.
oh no you live in Florida?

fun how the conservatives, so quick to shout for "Freedom" seem to make the most draconian rules
@SatyrService no, I don't live there. I just heard them talking about it on the radio.
JSul3 · 70-79
Ok....women usually change their name when they marry.

Men named James are typically called Jimmy.....Robert called Bob...John called Johnny....Frederick called Fred or Freddie.

What's the big deal?
@JSul3 Based upon their recent focus, I just have a feeling this is something else around gender issues. Making it not okay to use a nickname that doesn’t "match" one’s birth sex.
Jayciedubb · 56-60, M
@JSul3 ..Johnathon can also be called Jack, like Jack Kennedy, not to be confused with Jackie Kennedy. Lol that must have got confusing at times.

Marge is short for Margaret but also, so is Peggy for some reason. ..

I just thought of something funny that will probably turn this into a very long comment but I'll try to make it short. I was writing a certificate of appreciation up for some private in my platoon who I knew was called Larry. Now I know Larry is short for Lawrence. So I wrote him up as Lawrence. It turns out, he got offended because his name is not lawrence on his birth certificate or in his file which I didn't think to check . Why would I ? Turned out, that his first name is actually just Larry. LOL we had a lot of fun with it for some reason it morphed into everything that we didn't feel like pronouncing was now a Larry. Privates were Larry's, M16 was m Larry teen. Not to be confused with a Larry teen which was a canteen.. LOL first sergeant, first Larry LOL and so on. It lasted a couple months probably with some flare-ups here and there afterwards out in the field. Good times.

Ha ! So much for "smaller" government, that’s an example of just making up unnecessary rules because they can. My poor cousin—"you can call me Al".
Nope, you’re [i]Aloysius[/i] again. How he [b]hates[/b] that name ! 🤭
@bijouxbroussard and I imagine the schools have to enter all this information into their databases! Every boy named Michael with have to be on record that there is written permission it's ok to call them Mike. Does it get sillier and more pointless?!
@robingoodfellow Sometimes I can see the direction they’re going with these arbitrary rules…I never like the direction but I see what they’re trying to do. Here, I suspect someone was allowing a kid to use a transgendered nickname or version of their own name in class.
Can’t have that. School shootings, no problem ! But you must be called the correct gendered name. 🙄
@bijouxbroussard if I was Florida, with it's record breaking warm ocean waters, I'd be far more concerned about this year's potential hurricane season than nicknames and pronouns.
Convivial · 26-30, F
Use it against them... Have your name changed legally to something like Master or Overlord 🤣
i just moved here and i can’t wait to get out
deadgerbil · 22-25, M
NativePortlander · 51-55
NativePortlander · 51-55
@mysteryespresso seems like another case of creating solutions to problems that don't exist.

First day of school the teachers always said "when I call your name let me know how you like to be called"

I'm not sure what was wrong with that system but apparently it was flawed all along.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
Where in Florida do you live?
HannahSky · F
Or good or fellow

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