Meet our storyteller, a 24-year-old pregnant woman who is going through a tough time with her ex-boyfriend, whom we’ll call H. The reason? They can’t seem to agree on a name for their baby boy!
It all started when the Original Poster (OP) showed H a list of potential baby names she had compiled on her phone. However, the list included some questionable options that she had added as a joke for a TikTok trend.
They Were Just a Joke
We’re talking about names like Validity, Extra, Chair, Pan/Pot, Mitochondria, and others that, let’s be real, wouldn’t be the ideal names for a baby.
She had no intention of choosing any of these names for her baby because she thought “they would be bullied forever and hate their name and probably hate me.”
He Didn’t See It That Way
But as soon as H saw the list, he freaked out, accusing OP of planning to name their child one of those names without his consent!
He Said What?!
He even went so far as to tell his family that OP was trying to set their child up for failure. Yikes!
Needless to say, the accusation was completely baseless, and it hurt OP that H would even think that way about her.
A Quick Escalation
The name situation escalated quickly, and the couple ended up breaking up over this! OP was left to deal with her pregnancy and naming the baby on her own – a horrendous struggle.
But His Family Seemed Calmer
However, things started to get interesting when H and his family suddenly became more cordial with OP after the breakup.
It seemed like they were willing to work with her to find a name for the baby, which was a welcome change from their previous behavior.
Now They’re Trying to Choose a Name – Again
Fast forward to the present, and OP and her ex are still struggling to come up with a name for their baby boy.
He wants a traditional name, while she prefers something more modern and trendy.
A Fair Deal?
They both agreed to send each other names they liked and then decide on two for the baby’s first and middle names. Seems like a fair deal, right? Wrong.
He Hates All the Names She’s Suggested
He wasn’t impressed when OP sent H a few options, including Beau, Augustine, and Wyatt. He wanted a full traditional name but thought the names she’d sent were not “traditional enough.”
He insisted on a more “traditional” name like James or Samuel. When she suggested combining the names to create Samuel Beau or James Wyatt, H still wasn’t satisfied!
It’s Her Baby Too!
She was understandably frustrated and told her ex that she would choose at least one of the names for her baby, whether he liked it or not.
This sparked another drama round, with H again rallying his family to his side.
His Family Need to Back Off
It’s safe to say that tensions are high between OP and H, and his family’s involvement is not helping the situation.
The only member of her ex’s family who supported OP was his younger cousin, who thought that she should be able to choose at least one name for their baby boy. A glimmer of hope, perhaps?
She Just Wants to Be Involved in Naming Her Son
As for our storyteller, she just wants to be able to choose a part of her baby’s name. She doesn’t want to be left out of such an important decision, especially considering their breakup circumstances.
She’s Doing This Alone, After All
Throughout the ordeal, she has remained steadfast in her desire to have a say in her baby’s name.
She understands the importance of choosing a name that her child will carry with them for the rest of their life, and she wants to make sure it’s a name that she loves.
It’s understandable that OP would want to have a say in her baby’s name. After all, she’s the one carrying the child (now on her own!) and will be responsible for raising him.
It’s only fair that she should have a say in what people will call her for the rest of his life!
His Lack of Trust
Her ex’s accusation that she planned to name their baby something ridiculous behind his back was unfounded and unfair.
His lack of trust in OP is concerning and clearly indicates deeper issues in their relationship; especially now that they’ve split up over it.
While compromise is important in any relationship, H’s insistence on a “full traditional name” without considering any of OP’s suggestions seems unreasonable.
It’s possible to choose a traditional name while still incorporating modern elements or choosing a name that is not necessarily common.
A Big Responsibility That Both Couples Should Have a Say In
Naming a child is a big responsibility, and both parents should be involved in decision-making.
H’s lack of trust and unwillingness to compromise is concerning, and his family’s involvement is not helping the situation.
Here’s hoping that they can find a way to come to a mutually agreeable decision and move forward.
His Selfish Behavior
Reddit users thought that H was being immature and selfish. They couldn’t believe that he’d left her to carry the baby alone and was still trying to dictate the baby’s full name.
One user said, “Tell him if he keeps it up the one who carried the baby will be choosing both names.”
“And his family does NOT get a vote so he should man up and deal with you directly and not involve mommy and daddy in his adult life.”
What do you think about this story? Should her ex have full say over their baby’s name?
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