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OP's best friend got a dog about three months ago and named it '"Jackie." This confused OP since his name is Jack, and everyone calls him Jackie.
It has been a source of confusion and demeaning since then. People calling OP and using 'dog voice' has also been weird. So he stopped seeing that friend. Is it wrong?
OP has offered the following explanation for why they think they might be the a-hole:
This is a good question:
Best friends? Really?
"The real problem is with the friends who won't stop making fun of the situation"
Redditor in similar situation says:
Calling a pet by a human name can lead to confusion and mixed signals. Pets need to understand the difference between their name and the names of other humans or animals in the house.
If a pet is called by a human name, it can be difficult for them to differentiate between what is meant for them and what is meant for someone else. This can lead to confusion and mixed signals for the pet, which can cause behavioral problems.
Naming a dog can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite difficult. By taking the time to consider the cultural and gender implications of the name, avoiding offensive names, picking an easy-to-pronounce name that isn’t too long, and finding a name with personal significance, you can ensure that you pick the perfect name for your pup.
This person obviously didn't take all these things into account. And now he lost a friend.