“My family hates what I want to name my baby – they say it sounds like a gang name”

A mother has shared her excitement after her relatives were unkind about the name she and her partner chose for their unborn son – and it’s making her avoid family events

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She is upset with her family’s reaction (stock image)

When it comes to picking a baby name, it’s a disturbing truth that not everyone will like or approve of your final choice.

Names seem to be a bit like Marmite – and people either love them or hate them.

And one mother-to-be was quite disheartened after her family shared her strong dislike for the name she and her partner chose for their second son.

The anonymous parent has turned to the internet for advice after sharing her unborn son’s nickname with her relatives, only to be told it sounds like a ‘drug gang name’.







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writing in a post on Mumsnet, The woman explained: “I’m 30 weeks pregnant with my second, it’s a boy again which made it very obvious to my family that they wanted a girl and were disappointed when I revealed it’s a boy.

“After weeks of discussing names with my partner, we finally agreed a few weeks ago on Reggie, keeping it to ourselves until we knew it was going to stay and now we’ve told the family.

“Very few families really like the name and my family was very much against it. Saying it’s a drug gang name, I can’t name my kid that. Then I suggest other names. I firmly tell them that no Reggie is what we agreed on, and that will be his name. To which I get the answer that you will change your mind when you see it, so what about that name. “

She added, “It really upsets me and I have to go to a sibling’s birthday party tomorrow and I really don’t want to go as I know the topic of names will be brought up.”

More than 100 people have since responded to the woman’s post, and many agreed they don’t plan to reveal their baby names ahead of the birth.

One person said: “And that’s why you must never tell people your child’s name before it’s born! Seriously, you only asked if trouble is actually born – few people would be so rude to a real baby. Unfortunately, the damage is now done, so it just depends on how much you love the name – if you do, tell them their opinion doesn’t matter, and you won’t change it. For what it’s worth, I love Reggie and think you should stick to your guns!!”

Someone else replied: “If your firstborn isn’t Ronnie, they may put their minds where the sun doesn’t shine.”

A third wrote: “Love the name Reggie – ignore them all. Congratulations.”

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