I must thank my college-age kids for introducing me to the Reddit app. You can find EVERY topic on earth being discussed on this platform. The discussions can be newsy, entertaining, and...downright weird. Chalk this next one up as weird:
A pregnant woman recently took to Reddit to share the argument she’s been having with her husband over the name he wants for their unborn daughter. Apparently he wants to name the kid after his ex-girlfriend. “Its not any ex," she writes. "But the one he dated for long period of time and loved the most.” But that's not all...apparently, they had issues in their relationship BECAUSE of this woman. It was only when she moved away, that their relationship improved.
“He really loved her and he never hid that from me but I thought it was over once she moved away,” she offers. “Now he made it clear that he wants the baby to have that name and I can name the second child. When I asked him why does he want that name so badly he said just because he and his ex didn’t work out doesn’t mean he doesn’t want something to keep reminding him of her.”
As you can imagine, Redditors were livid over this guy’s insensitivity, with the post receiving more than 3,000 comments.
“I'm more concerned about his lack of respect for you as his partner, his number one, his wife,” one person writes. “You might try relationship counseling but I suspect his disrespect extends beyond the baby naming issue.” While another added, “I hope you get out of this disrespectful marriage before you start believing this is all you’re worth.”
And apparently this guy isn’t the first to name a kid after an ex, and some of those kids chimed in to reveal just how much they despise the idea of who they’re named after. “My dad named me after his ex before my mother. My name makes me sick to my stomach still at 33....,” one wrote, while another added, “I'm a girl who was named after my dad's lover (mom had no idea) and I ABSOLUTELY DESPISE my name… In general, the name is beautiful but when I think about the reason why was I named like that it makes me puke.”
So...what are the odds you give this marriage in the long run?????