A husband has revealed he finds his wife’s name “tooth grindingly annoying” but she says she will leave him if he doesn’t keep using it.
A wife is threatening to leave her husband if he doesn’t start calling her by her unusual nickname – but he finds it unbelievably annoying.
Most parents come up with a list of potential baby names when they’re expecting, and if they don’t know the sex of the baby, they’ll usually make a list of options for boys and girls, The Sun reports.
One couple had planned to call their baby boy Michael, but the baby turned out to be a girl.
They decided, however, to use Michael as a nickname for their daughter and it stuck.
The woman is now primarily known as Michael, and introduces herself with that name.
Now that she’s grown up and married, her husband finds it impossible to call his wife “Michael”, and it’s causing serious problems.
According to her husband, this is “teeth grindingly annoying”, as he explained on Reddit.
“My wife was supposed to be a boy,” he said. “Her parents had picked out the name Michael for her but well she wasn’t a boy.
“However for whatever reason, they made Michael her nickname and everyone calls her that. Her name isn’t Michael.
“When I met her, I found it kinda cute that everyone called her that. Now it’s just annoying. Hardly anyone calls my wife her name. Her parents, friends, family, co-workers – she’ll tell complete strangers to call her Michael.”
The man is at the end of his tether and will no longer accept his wife’s nickname.
“As I said, it is no longer cute and just teeth grindingly annoying to hear the name Michael throw out our marriage.
“I asked her if she can stop using the nickname or switch to a feminine nickname like Michelle.
“She shot me down saying Michael is her name. I told her no it’s not! We got into a small argument where I pointed out she’s not taking my feelings into consideration here!”
The couple’s marriage is now under serious strain as a result.
He raged: “She told me to leave the house and to come out when I want to talk. It’s my house too! In the end, my wife took a bag and went to her brother’s house.
“I called once I thought she had cooled down and again asked that for the sake of our marriage for her to stop encouraging the nickname. She hung up on me. I’m not asking much. Just don’t want people calling my wife Michael anymore!”
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