The name game can sure get contentious, huh?
Couples battling each other over the names of their kids…it gets U-G-L-Y.
And it sounds like the battle between this husband and wife is about to blow up.
Check out what happened and see if you think this guy acted like an a**hole?
AITA for laughing at my wife’s name choice for our son?
“I decided to make a new account because I’m currently being bashed by most of my family members on this and they follow me on my main Reddit account. So my (35M) wife (32F) is pregnant.
She’s due in 2 weeks and i am beyond excited because this would be my first child and I’ve always wanted to be a dad. Yesterday, we were in bed together, talking about our baby. All of a sudden she jumps up excited with a huge smile on her face. She told me to stay on the bed because she had a surprise for me. She went into our closet and grabbed a box.
It was decorated with ribbons and bows so I assumed it was a gift for me. She handed it to me with the same big grin on her face. It was obvious she was excited to see me reaction. I asked her what it was but she just kept on saying “open it open it!” I opened it and inside was a blue onesie with the name “Bartholomew” in cursive stitched on the middle.
Now, I had agreed that I’d let my wife name the baby since she was the one giving birth and I felt as if it would be something really special for her so I trusted she’d name my son something at least normal. I asked her what it meant and she said “surprise!! That’s going to be his name.” She sounded so happy and enthusiastic so I knew she was serious.
I busted out laughing to the point of tears. I honestly could not believe she was going to name our son that. What the hell kind of name is “bartholomew”???? She got really silent and started tearing up. When I noticed this, I sat up and stopped laughing. She snatched the box off me and stomped back to the closet. I asked her if she was serious and she said yes.
Apparently she’s decided to name our son after her grandfather who she was very close with before he d**d. I told her that she should think about this because it’s an “outdated” name. She started yelling at me saying I was judging my son before he even came out the womb. She stormed out and is now staying at her moms. I honestly can’t believe she’s serious. Her dad called me yelling at me because apparently she’s told on me. I’ve been called immature and a joke so far.
I’ll probably just apologize but there is no way in hell I’m calling my son by that outrageous name. I’m currently thinking of a nickname to call him, any ideas? AITA?”
And now let’s see how people reacted to this story on Reddit.
This reader said he’s NTA and both parents need to agree on a name.
Another individual said he’s being an a**hole for going back on his promise.
And this Reddit user said it was her grandfather’s name so this is important to her.
What do you think about what happened?
Let us know in the comments.