Picking a name for your little one can be difficult as not everyone will approve of your choice.
But one expecting mother has been left feeling dispirited after her family told her that the name she chose for her son sounded like a gang name.
Writing on Mumsnet, the woman said: “I’m 30 weeks pregnant with my second, it’s a boy again, which my family made it very obvious they wanted a girl and was disappointed when I revealed it’s a boy.”
She continued: “After weeks and weeks of discussing names with my partner, we finally settled on Reggie a couple of weeks ago, kept it to ourselves until we knew it would stick and now it’s stuck we have been telling family.
“Very few family actually like the name and my family have been very strongly against it. Saying it’s a drug gang name, I can’t name my child that.
“Then going on to suggest other names. I firmly tell them no Reggie is what we have settled on and that will be his name. To which I get the response you will change your mind when you see him so what about this name.”
“It’s really upsetting me and I’m due to go to a sibling’s birthday party tomorrow and I really don’t want to go as I know the topic of names will be brought up,” the mother added.
Other parents have responded to her post, with many agreeing they don’t reveal their baby names until after the delivery.
One person commented: “Love the name reggie – ignore them all. Congrats!”
Another said: “And this is why you must never tell people the name of your child before it’s born! Seriously, you were just asking for trouble. People tend to not give you such negative reactions if you hold off announcing until after the child is actually born – few people would be so rude to an actual baby.
“The damage is unfortunately done now, so it just depends on how much you love the name – if you do, tell them that their opinion is not relevant and you will not be changing it. For what it’s worth, I love Reggie and think you should stick to your guns!!”
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