“I despise my girlfriend’s baby name choice and lied for her sake – it backfired”
Sometimes we lie to save the feelings of someone we love – but a friend went too far when he lied about liking his friend’s baby name but couldn’t hide his true feelings
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If your friend tells you their favorite baby name and you don’t like it – what would you do?
Some people would be okay with it and admit they’re not that big of a fan, but others would lie to their boyfriend to spare their feelings.
A woman admitted to lying to her friend and accepted it mom net ask for advice on what to do next.
She wrote: “A friend told me today that she chose the name Susan for her baby. Personally, I don’t like him, but I automatically said ‘Oh, that’s nice’.
“She just WhatsApped me if I really liked the name as she felt I didn’t like it (oops I’m a fucking liar).
“Would it be unreasonable to admit that I don’t? Or should I keep lying about it? (Which I can do more easily via WhatsApp!)”
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People gave advice to the woman on how to answer openly and honestly so that she doesn’t hurt her friend’s feelings.
One said to say: “It’s not a name I would choose but it’s not my baby. If you love the name, use it.”
Others suggested a friendlier approach, commenting: “Keep your honest opinion to yourself, she won’t thank you. While I agree it’s not a name I love, she clearly loves it.”
Some people even went so far as to say they love the name, writing, “It’s a great classic name. Susie, Suze, Sue, all cool short versions. Every Susan I have ever known has been a fabulous person!”
“Don’t tell her you don’t like it, you’ll only upset your girlfriend. It’s a pretty “regular” name and not like she’s going to saddle a kid with anything really awkward,” suggested another.
One wrote: “You don’t tell her you don’t like her choice of name. It’s not your baby she’s naming, it’s hers. You say it’s a beautiful classic name and you’re so excited that you will all be soon to meet their baby. This is how a supportive friend behaves.”
What would you do? Let us know in the comments below.
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