Woman Names Daughter the Name She Chose Years Ago

She had put a lot of love and thought into picking the best and most meaningful name for the time she gave birth a baby girl, only to see another person steal the name from her, betraying her trust.

A Reddit user recently took to a thread on the website on which people consults each other about difficult situations and decisions in their lives to find out whether they are to be blamed or not and how to cope with whatever they are going through.

The user, a woman who has just welcomed her daughter, exposed her case, telling the readers about the name she had chosen for her baby girl years before becoming pregnant with her, one that had “a very personal meaning” for the woman.

A recent mother holding her newborn and looking at the baby with affection. I Image: Pexels.

A recent mother holding her newborn and looking at the baby with affection. I Image: Pexels.

Even though she had discussed the chosen name with her sister way before getting pregnant, and despite the woman’s sister’s explicit knowledge that the woman wanted that name for her eventual daughter, she was surprised to learn that her sister gave that name to her own child.

As annoying as this was for the Reddit user in question, when she finally had a daughter, she gave her the name she always meant to give her, complete with the middle name of her choice.

Even more shockingly, the woman’s sister complained about the two cousins having the same first, middle, and last name, to which the woman replied that she wasn’t going to give up on a name so dear and meaningful for her.

The troubled woman has no hard feelings now for her sister to have “stolen” the name she came up with for her child, but she does resent the fact that her sister is acting like it was the woman who did wrong.

The woman and her sister live only two hours from each other, and they are very close, but their relationship seems to be getting a little tense since the baby names issue. 

The name that caused the dispute, the Reddit user shared, was that of her late best friend, who passed away when the two friends where only 14. In her honor, the woman decided early on that when she had a daughter, she was going to name her after her friend that was gone too soon.

95% of the users that read the story considered that the woman in question wasn’t the one who acted wrongly, and most of the more than a thousand users that commented on the thread blamed the woman’s sister.

But as most users defended the woman’s right to not giving up on the name she chose, some warned her about the complications and even legal implications of both cousins having the exact same name, especially if they go to the same school or live in the same area.

Here is another story about a mean woman that had the nerve to call her sister-in-law’s newborn baby “ugly” after she welcomed her and her husband in her home, and the frictions it caused in the family.

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