Soon-to-be Dad unsure as wife suggests naming new baby after her ex

omg 27/02/2019

A new dad has taken to the internet to ask for advice for his unborn son, and, as expected due to the circumstances, the internet has had split reactions to his question.

"My girlfriend and I are expecting our firstborn son," the man wrote in his post.

"The other night when discussing names, she said she would like his middle name to be that of her ex, who died. Saying further that it would mean a lot to his family who she is still close with."

The man explained that it made him "really uncomfortable" and he doesn't want to do it.

I don't want to tell people, especially my son, that he is partly named after another man who his mum loved before me,

The pregnant woman suggested they simply say he was named after "a friend who died" and she even attempted to allay his concerns by pointing out that they weren't together when he died.

The man said he has continued to say no and it feels "pretty sh*tty to even be asked" but wants to know if he's being an asshole for not going along with it.

While the general consensus was that the man was not being unreasonable, some did sway to the defense of the wife too.

Some suggested the way he died and the name itself plays a part in the decision: "How did the ex die? And how common is the name? If it was drugs/bar fight/in the commission of a crime, you are well in the right. If it was in the armed forces, cancer, saving puppies and the like? You are being a little too petty."