Choosing a name for your child is no easy feat, and for this couple, it’s causing some serious problems.
The pair made an agreement that the mum-to-be would get to name their first boy – but her choice hasn’t gone down too well.
In fact, the dad has branded the moniker ‘dumb’ and is convinced his son will be bullied because of it.
What was the offending name we hear you ask? Neville.
Taking to Reddit, the frustrated dad explained: ‘Before my wife and I got married, we made an agreement that she would get to name our first boy, and I would get to name our first girl.
‘I thought everything would be fine, but ever since I heard the name she chose, we’ve been having problems.
‘The name is bad. It sounds really stupid, and it’s absolutely the kind of name that will get our son bullied.’
It seems his wife is a Harry Potter fan, and is naming her child after Neville Longbottom. The man explained: ‘It comes from a character she identified with in one of her favourite books when she was growing up.
‘But emotional attachment doesn’t make the name itself any better.’
The situation has got so bad, that the wife is threatening to give birth to their child without him.
‘I’ve got a week long business trip that I can’t get out of about a month before she’s due, and I’m worried she’ll take the opportunity to disappear until after the twins are here,’ he says.
‘I think her name choice is dumb and will cause problems for our son, and she thinks I’m being controlling and overdramatic.
‘Neither of us are willing to back down, but with her hints about skipping town for the birth I’ve been wondering if things have gone too far.’
But the internet didn’t seem all that impressed with either of the expectant parents, pointing out that the name Neville is just, well, fine.
One commented: ‘It’s just Neville? That’s anti-climatic.’
‘It’s a classic, normal name,’ added another.
A third added: ‘I thought it was going to be something super outrageous like fartknocker or something… cone on dude, grow up!’
Others labelled the dad ‘silly as hell’ for agreeing to have ‘zero input’ into the name of their child
One poster wrote: ‘In any sane relationship, you’d be able to say, “Hey I don’t like that name at all” and be done with it, but you made a stupid pact and now both of you are acting very stupid about following through with it instead of like a team.
‘You’re worse here, because you’re escalating it more, but neither of you are responding well here.’
Another agreed, writing: ‘Who agrees to have zero input into the name of their child? Do what everyone else in the world does when picking names. Put a list together of names you love, she does the same, and figure it out together.’
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