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Mum-To-Be Outraged As Husband Demands She Let His Mate Name Their Baby

The woman and her husband are set to become first time parents (stock photo) (Image: Getty Images | iStockphoto)


 September 26th, 2022  |  14:29 PM  |   349 views



A mum-to-be who is expecting her first baby has been left furious with her husband after he suggested his best mate be given the honour of naming their child.


The woman explained that her husband's friend Will is infertile and can't have children, and has been devastated by the news as he's always wanted to be a father. So, when he learned that his friend was going to be a dad, he began referring to the unborn baby by a name that he would have given his own child - and asked that the parents-to-be use the moniker when their baby is born.


The woman's husband thought the request was perfectly reasonable and said it would be a "nice gesture" to his mate, but the expectant mum isn't on board with the idea, as she doesn't believe Will should have any say in naming a child that isn't his.


In a Reddit post, she said: "My husband's best friend Will is infertile. He got divorced twice because of it and because he lied and hid his infertility. His life hasn't been the same since the day he was told he can't have kids.


"He has always had a soft spot for children and when he found out that my husband and I are expecting, he was so thrilled and started buying us gifts and decore pieces that he made from his woodwork for the baby. My husband thinks that those are all nice gestures but I couldn't help but feel uncomfortable, especially with how much he keeps mentioning the baby.


"A few days ago, my husband and I found out the gender of the baby. The minute we told Will, he started calling the baby a random name he picked out that he was going to give to his baby if he wasn't infertile. He then started begging us to use this name and my husband said it was a 'done deal'.


"I refused but my husband called me heartless and asked me to do this one small, nice gesture for his struggling friend to give him closure and honour him after all the things he has done for us.


"I flipped and said it's my baby, not his. Will heard this and left immediately. My husband yelled at me saying it was his baby too and my behaviour towards Will was abhorrent. He left after him and didn't come back til the morning. He kept saying the same thing and pressuring me to agree on the name but I refused."


Commenters on the post were firmly on the woman's side, as many of them said Will should consider adopting or fostering a child if he wants to be a parent, as there are many children in need of loving homes.


One person said: "If he wants to name something [he should] get a pet. Or be a foster parent. There are 1000s of kids in need!"


While another added: "You are fine to name your own kids. And names should be agreed upon between both parents, so the name needs to be off the table simply because you, as one of the parents, do not like it. No reason is needed."


And a third wrote: "You both need to agree to a name. And if you name the kid what Will wants, it's going to make it harder for him to disassociate himself that it's not his kid. Maybe use it as a middle name if you want to compromise, but you both need to agree on the name."



courtesy of MIRROR

by Zahna Eklund, Audience Writer


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