Picking out a baby name is tricky business.
Even after you manage to settle on one, you’ll always have to deal with outside input from friends, family, or even strangers.
According to Reddit, one mom-to-be learned this the hard way when criticism from her family members caused her to snap.
A screenshot of a lengthy Facebook message from the mom, posted to the “InsanePeopleFacebook” subreddit, detailed why she was canceling her baby shower over the response to her unborn son’s name.
She couldn’t understand the uproar over her choice — Squire Sebastian Senator.
The mom emphasized that he was to be called the full first name at all times, no nicknames allowed. She wrote:
This is the name I was meant to give him. This is how it will be. He will not be allowed to have a nickname, he is to be called by his full and complete first name… This name conveys power. It conveys wealth. It conveys success.
The baby boy’s name evidently wasn’t a hit with her family. She wrote that she “never knew family could be so judgmental” after they questioned her choice.
The mom continued:
No, I am not crazy. No, I am not mentally unstable. No, I was not drunk when I named my child. […] You cannot force me to change his name. This is the name I was meant to give him.
She said that she not only canceled her baby shower because of her family but that they were no longer allowed to be a part of his life. The expectant mom wrote:
You won’t get to be a part of my baby’s life and it’s all because you had to judge him.
The criticism she received for her son’s name is similar to an experience another mom had at an airport recently.
As Dearly previously reported, a mother with a 5-year-old daughter named “Abcde” slammed Southwest Airlines after an agent allegedly mocked the name.
The airline later issued an apology for the incident.
What do you think of the name Squire Sebastian Senator? Let us know in the comments.