Woman slammed for baby name as husband warns she’s ‘dooming their daughter’

Woman slammed for baby name as husband warns she’s ‘dooming their daughter’

February 3, 2021

It's never going to be easy when it comes to baby names.

And even when you reveal your choice, it's likely someone might not like it.

That's what one woman has had to face when she shared a baby name for her future daughter.

Not only does her husband not like it, but his mum isn't a big fan of it either.

Now she's asking for advice on Reddit with many social media users giving her guidance on the situation.

The woman explained how while she's not pregnant, she's always adored the name "Juliette".

However, her husband and mother-in-law are really not keen due to the stereotype they associate with it.

The husband and his mum fear that giving their daughter this name would be "dooming" her in the future.

She wrote: "I've had my heart set on a baby name, should my baby be born a girl, for a couple years. I've made it clear I like this name.

"But for some reason, everyone under the sun picks on it and disapproves saying I'm dooming my kid.

"I don't get it – it's not a crazy name? Juliette. That's it. Middle name would be [my maternal grandma]-[my mother]."

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She added: "Is this so crazy? I really think Juliette is a lovely name.

"My husband and mother-in-law can't get past the Romeo and Juliet association.

"They say my kid would hate me because of a hyphenated middle name, and will be a crazy lovesick girl because of her first name?

"Please let me know your thoughts. Once we find out the sex, if this baby is a girl, I'm going to really have to put my foot down."

Since she shared her dilemma on the open forum, one social media user suggested talking to her husband about the issue.

The user said: "It is totally irrelevant if your MIL (mother-in-law) doesn't like it and her opinions should be ignored entirely but your husband really needs to agree.

"You can't just have a name picked for years and not give the other parent a say."

Another added: "Very normal name. But if your husband doesn't like it and you already got to name your daughter after your mum and your grandmother – I think he should have some input/veto power."

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