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‘Son’s teacher told me off for ‘extremely inappropriate’ name we gave our puppy’

A woman has taken to Reddit to share how her son’s preschool teacher confronted her about their new puppy’s name – she couldn’t help but laugh at the unfortunate mix up

The family named their dog Tucker

When dropping your child off at school, you don’t expect to be called into the teacher’s room and given your own telling off.

But that’s exactly what happened to this mum.

The woman has been left shocked after being confronted by her son’s preschool teacher about their new puppy’s name – with the teacher deeming it ‘extremely inappropriate’.

However, the mum couldn’t help but laugh after listening to the teacher’s complaints – and tried to put her straight about the entire situation.

Relaying the story on the mum’s behalf, her nephew told Reddit : “My auntie and uncle just recently got an adorable puppy and everyone was trying to help them come up with names, as they hadn’t thought of one before adopting.

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Her son has been struggling to pronounce his ‘t’ sounds


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“We considered a bunch of names but they finally decided to name the dog Tucker.

“Everybody thought it was adorable. What could go wrong with such a nice name?

“Well, my auntie and uncle happen to have an 20-month-old son and a few days after naming the dog, they got some complaints from his preschool teacher.

“It turns out their son can’t pronounce the ‘t’ sound well enough, and so when he talked about his new puppy, he referred to him as ‘f***er’ or simply ‘f***’.”

After explaining the mix up to the preschool teacher, they came up with a solution to nickname the new puppy Spot because he is a Dalmatian.

However, this came with its own set of problems.

He added: “My auntie still has embarrassing moments at the dog park – such as my little cousin yelling “Come here you silly f***er!” or ‘f***ing Spot’ when trying to address the dog.

“But normally people have a good laugh once she explains the situation so ‘it’s all good’ according to her”.

While most users couldn’t help but laugh at the situation, others shared their own stories of their children mixing up the ‘t’ and ‘f’ sounds.

One user said: “So funny. My son at about that age was asking for a fork but kept saying f*** at a large football party. Thank goodness they all laughed.”

Another user said: “I loved my childhood dog named Tucker – it’s a great name for a dog.”

It comes after a 19-year-old claimed ‘he’d never get a girlfriend’ because his dad went ‘rogue’ when registering his new puppy’s name at the vets.

He said: “I decided Holly was an appropriate name.

“Due to circumstances at the time, I couldn’t take her home immediately, so I left her with my parents for a couple of weeks.

“In that time, my dad listed her name with the kennel club as Mizz Princess Hollywood and did the same with the vet registration.”

But it was only when he was at the vets, and after he’d chatted up a girl in the waiting room, did he discover the punchline to his dad’s joke.

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