Do you like the name Eisley? ?
My 1 yr old daughters name is Eisley. It’s pronounced EYES-LEE.
I let my husband name her cause the name was very important to him. I haven’t ever been 100 percent sure on it myself. Lately, my husbands dad has been calling her eyeball or eyeballs.
It has been upsetting me. I have a fear she will get made fun of or picked on for the rest of her life.
- Mrs.BlessedLv 74 weeks ago
I don't think you have anything to worry about. Eisley is a lovely name and she will always remember her grandfather calling her something silly. My father-in-law use to call my daughter Fred. He died over 10 years ago, but she always laughs when she thinks about his pet name for her.
- MarieLv 74 weeks ago
Not really a huge fan of the name but it doesn’t matter what I think. We thought very carefully about what we named my son. My husband and I went back and forth for awhile until we agreed on names. But I do like uncommon names . Your father in law probably was joking and didn’t think anyone would be bothered by the nickname. It could be far worse. But maybe mention to him not to call her that. Kids will get picked on regardless.
- RichardLv 64 weeks ago
Mos Eisley from Star Wars
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Whatever the 2 of you decide on is perfect but each time your father-in-law calls her eyeball, I would correct him and not jokingly.
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- wldswedeLv 74 weeks ago
I think dads tend to have a different sense of humor than moms when it comes to some things... my dad liked to call one of my sisters Saber Tooth (it rhymed with her name sort of), but that doesn't mean we needed to change her name and it never left the family. Let it be a silly nickname from dad being a dad.
- Common SenseLv 74 weeks ago
When you have a child with an unusual name that has an odd spelling, you are going to get people who will either tease the name or not be able to pronounce or spell it. That is a given.
But, to have your father in law, a grown man, come out with a stupid nick name is rather immature and childish. I don't blame you one bit for being
It is time for YOUR HUSBAND to set his father straight and let him know, in NO uncertain terms how to address and refer to his grand daughter by her NAME. Hubby has to be firm and make it his request, not just yours because you both need to stand united.
- 4 weeks ago
I wouldn't sweat it; there's some real creativity in names these day and everytime I see one of my sons' class lists it seems there's at least a name or two I've never heard before.
I personally think Eisley is a neat name! On a related note, I've seen "Pressley" (sp?) and "Paisley" as similar-sounding kid names that roll off the tongue but are unique.
And while it's perfectly fair to tell your FIL you don't care for the nickname and request he not use it, he may well not mean any harm by it. We (I swear) called our youngest "Eyeballs" for months because he seemed like he was all eyes when he was a newborn. What can I say, our family is weird and my sons love making up new (mostly good-natured) nicknames for each other, despite having uber-common first names. There's always "that kid" who will tease anyone for any name but most kids grow out of that stage soon enough.
- AmarettaLv 74 weeks ago
Eisley is fine as a name. It reminds me of the Isley Brothers, an R&B group back in the 1970s. (Isley is pronounced the name way as your Eisley.) Give your little girl a nickname like Leelee or Icy or even Cookie if you want, but have your husband talk to his dad about his unacceptable nickname.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
"Do you like the name Eisley?" My opinion doesn't matter.
"I let my husband name her cause the name was very important to him. I haven’t ever been 100 percent sure on it myself." When two people are married, they are supposed to work together to find solutions that work for both of them.
"It has been upsetting me." Ok, but has anyone told him that? He is not clairvoyant.
"I have a fear she will get made fun of or picked on" All kids are made fun of whether it's their name or their height or they wear glasses. It's your job as parent to teach your child coping skills.
- 4 weeks ago
love the name eisley … but, also love names such as hannah and janine. as for the in-law … have you asked your in-law why he chooses to call your daughter by that name? and make sure you ask in serious manner … not joking or light-hearted. your hubby needs to counsel him on ethics and morals … i mean, how would the in-law appreciate being called "rat-fink"?