Meet our storyteller, a 24-year-old pregnant woman who is going through a tough time with her ex-boyfriend. The reason? They can’t seem to agree on a name for their baby boy!
It all started when the original poster (OP) showed her boyfriend, Harry, 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.
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.”
But as soon as Harry saw the list, he freaked out, accusing OP of planning to name their child one of those names without his consent!
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 Harry would even think that way about her.
It Ended With a Break-Up
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.
A Welcome Change
However, things started to get interesting when Harry 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.
Tradition Versus Modern
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?
When OP sent Harry a few options, including Beau, Augustine, and Wyatt, he wasn’t impressed.
He Wants a Traditional Name
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, Harry still wasn’t satisfied!
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.
Tensions Are High
This sparked another round of drama, with Harry once again rallied his family to his side.
It’s safe to say that tensions are high between OP and Harry, and his family’s involvement is not helping the situation.
A Glimmer of Hope
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?
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 the circumstances surrounding their breakup.
She Deserves a Say
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.
She Is the Mother!
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!
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 was clearly indicative of deeper issues in their relationship; especially now they’ve split up over it.
While compromise is important in any relationship, Harry’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.
Naming a child is a big responsibility, and both parents should be involved in the decision-making process.
Who Is in the Wrong?
Reddit users thought that Harry 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.”
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