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Grandma bans girl, 5, from visiting after she says she doesn't like her nickname

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The five-year-old girl told her grandma she didn't like being called 'Letters' (Photo: Shutterstock)

A mum has hit out at her husband's family for banning their five-year-old daughter from visiting because the girl told them she didn't like the nickname they had given her.

The couple's daughter is named Colette, but ever since she was born her mother-in-law has called her 'Letters' due to the ending of her name.

The mum says it's 'not the greatest nickname in the world' but she has always let it go.

Recently her daughter asked: "Why does grandma call me letters? My name is Colette."

When her mum explained it was a nickname, her daughter said it was weird and that she didn't like it being used, so the mum advised her to politely ask to be called Colette instead.

Shortly after the conversation, her husband took their daughter to visit his family and that evening she got an angry phone call from her mother-in-law.

The girl has been banned from visiting her grandma until she apologises (Photo: Shutterstock)

The mum said: "She tells me that it was really rude for Colette to say she didn't like her nickname and that I shouldn't have told her to say that.

"She said I was raising her to be bratty. She also said that Colette couldn't come over until she apologised and says that she likes being called Letters."

"That last part p***ed me off. I told her 'what the f***? You're banning a five-year-old from your house for not liking a stupid nickname'. Then I hung up on her."

After asking if she had overreacted to the situation, one replied on Reddit to say: "I’m honestly just sort of in disbelief your mother-in-law could be old enough to be a grandma and act like that."

Another said: "Good for you for teaching your daughter to stand up for herself and for doubling down by standing up for her. MIL needs to apologize to the 5-year-old for not respecting her name request."

A third commented: "Your daughter is being more mature than her."

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