Choosing a name for your little one can be exciting but also difficult as both parents must agree on the moniker.
But one man has slammed his wife and claimed that she ‘bullied’ him into registering their baby’s name even though he didn’t want it and it sparked a lengthy debate on Reddit.
The wife took to the platform and explained that her husband wanted to name their daughter after his late mother but it was very old-fashioned.
The wife explained: “My husband and I were expecting our first child, a girl. A few years ago, he lost his mom. Now, I loved his mom but she had a very ‘grandma’ sounding name. Think Mildred or Ethel.
“My husband suggested we name our daughter that. I said while I got the sentimental value, I didn’t like it for our daughter’s name.”
She also suggested his mother’s name as a middle name but he insisted that it should be her first name.
“I said no, names should have a two yes, one no rule. Conversations about names became a fight for months. He’d veto any name I picked: classic, modern, a nickname of his mom’s name but still not the full one. It wasn’t what he wanted.”
When the wife finally gave birth, she said that the name would be Lily and her mother-in-law’s name as a middle.
“He needed to sign off on it and got p***** when he saw what I did,” she wrote. “He reluctantly signed it and does call her Lily. However, he does still (six months later), say I bullied him into naming our daughter something he didn’t want.”
Reddit users were quick to take the mother’s side, with one person saying: “You offered a lot of compromises and he vetoed anything that wasn’t his top choice. I would’ve voted differently if you hadn’t offered multiple compromises that still honoured his mom (including a nickname for her name, which seems reasonable).”
Another wrote: “If one parent vetoes a potential name, it’s out. I don’t care if it’s your recently deceased parent, a family tradition, the ideal name you’ve had in your head since childhood. Naming a child isn’t a unilateral decision.”
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