Focus today on a story that says a lot about the dissensions that the choice of a child’s first name can create within a family.
The arrival of a baby is always a happy event for parents.
And when the time comes to choose a first name for the little being who will show up, it can lead to real heated debates and sometimes even create real tension.
A future British mother has just made the bitter experience!
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The name of her baby is too “dealer” for her family
As she says on the Mumsnet forum, the first name she chose with her spouse is not to the taste of their respective families who find that it is too much… “dealer”.
Yes, yes, you read that right!
« I’m 30 weeks pregnant with my second child, it’s still a boy, yet my family made it very clear that they wanted a girl and were disappointed when I revealed it was a boy (. ..) After weeks and weeks of discussing names with my partner, we finally chose Reggie (…) we told the family “, she says at first.
« Very few families like this name and mine strongly opposed it. They said it was the name of a gang of drug dealers, which I couldn’t call my child that. Then they suggested other names. I firmly tell them no, Reggie is the name we have chosen and this will be his name “, continues the mom visibly angry and we understand it.
« This is really pissing me off and I have to go to a family birthday party tomorrow and I really don’t want to go because I know the topic of names will come up. “, she concludes, distraught.
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Another example, if necessary, of the discord that can sometimes sow the choice of first name in the family.
And if you doubt it, we can only recommend the film “Le Prénom”, with Charles Berling, Patrick Bruel, Guillaume de Tonquédec and the late Valérie Benguigui, who passed away in 2013.
Last thing, never let anyone decide for you!