Wed, 7 Nov, 2018
Mum outraged as niece gives baby same name as her own 4-week-old daughter
A new mum has taken to the internet forum Mumsnet to express her disappointment after her niece gave her baby the same name as the poster's four-week-old daughter.
The “hurt” mum caused quite a stir after she asked users if she has the right to be annoyed at her niece.
The poster, who goes by the username GreyEyed, wrote: “My daughter was born 4 weeks ago (still in hospital) as she arrived premature.
“Niece gave birth yesterday morning and named her the same name (although I’m putting a long version on the BC [birth certificate]).
“I’m a bit hurt tbh [to be honest]. AIBU? [Am I being unreasonable?]”
Her question garnered a mixed response, as many agreed with the mother and said that she has every right to feel upset, while others told her to get over it.
“This would absolutely irritate me. Yes of course no one owns a name blah blah but seriously where’s the originality in using a very new baby’s name who will see you frequently. Also, a baby who is still in hospital. A bit off I think,” said one poster.
Another commented saying: “It’s a ridiculous thing to do. I’d be really cross. Make sure your dd [darling daughter] isn’t dumped with the rubbish version so they can be told apart.”
But others felt differently, as they advised the original poster to let it go.
“If your daughter was prem then your niece would have probably used the name before you if your daughter was born term and had probably picked it out ages ago."
“Maybe it was you that stole ‘her’ baby name op? Just a thought,” said a user.
One poster questioned whether or not her niece was aware of the situation, as they asked: “Did she know in advance what you were naming your child? If she had a name picked for AGES and only just found out 4 days ago that you had the same one, then you can’t really blame her for going with it.”
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