A 25-year-old man had shared a story on Reddit’s “AITA” subreddit. The man stated that with his wife, Kenzie, who is 25, they learned that she was pregnant with their first child.
And their child would be his parents first grandchild too. And his mother started “some craziness”, as OP said.
“This started right after our pregnancy announcement. My mom went to Kenzie and told her we should name our child Rodger if we had a boy and Elizabeth if we have a girl. Rodger was my mom’s grandfather and she wanted to name me or one of my brothers Rodger but dad vetoed the name every time,” OP wrote in his post.
But the Redditor’s mother was insisting even though Kenzie stated that they decided on the name of their child, and they were not looking for baby names. But OP’s mother said to his wife that the names she was suggesting “were important and should be used.”
“A couple of weeks after the first incident my mom asked Kenzie if she knew whether baby Rodger or baby Elizabeth was joining the family. Kenzie told her neither of those names were in the running and we didn’t know yet,” the Redditor said.
“Kenzie mentioned mom bringing up the names to me then but downplayed how pushy she was being so I said nothing at that point.”
“The first we knew of this is when she gave us a little door decoration with the name Rodger on it. I told my mom then that we hadn’t finalized a name yet and wouldn’t be announcing it until after he’s here anyway,” the Redditor said, as his mother had already decided on the name Rodger, after she learned that the child was a boy.
Then the mother posted pictures on the social media of the items she bought, with an announcement that the name of her grandson would be Rodger.
Then OP lost it, and he immediately confronted with his mother regarding the situation. He said to his mother that she “had zero rights to name our baby and her opinion wasn’t wanted or important here.”
“My mom told me it was rude to dismiss her opinion and her feelings as unimportant and I should have more respect for her.”
Here are the comments of the Redditors;
“You should’ve put a stop on this long ago. First time she was pushy you should’ve told one more time and you personally veto the names like your father did.”
“Go to the social media posts or make your own referencing hers and tell everyone that your baby won’t be named either of those things. Instead of building resentment, you should shut your mom down.”
“Your wife should block her and all communication should go through you from now on. It’s not fair to make her deal with all this, especially while pregnant/ becoming a new parent.”
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