‘My grandma is bullying me because she doesn’t like my future son’s name’

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For any prospective parents, deciding your child’s name is a huge decision.

It can take a long time to choose and it’s not uncommon for people to keep it private in order to avoid conflicts.

One woman wishes she’d done exactly that after her blunt grandmother told her she didn’t like the name they’d chosen.

On Reddit, she asked for advice on how to move forward after feeling upset at her relative’s reaction.

Luckily, lots of people reassured her that she should just ignore the criticism, and still use the name.

The mum-to-be asked: “I told my grandmother the name that my fiancé and I had picked out for our baby boy (assuming that the NIPT was correct) and I basically felt bullied for it.

“I picked the name Atlas Sage. She told me everything there was to say to put me down about how awful the name was and it really upset me.

“She then said I was being a baby about it because I was upset.

“I never expected to be treated like this in my first (and probably only) pregnancy. Has anything like this happened to anyone else?”

In an additional comment, she added: “It’s just disheartening to hear so many hateful comments about the name and it’s only from her! She says she hopes other kids will be kind and I said you’re literally the one not being kind right now! Just craziness really.”

One person commented: “Cool name. Not so cool grandma. Don’t let anyone ruin that for you.”

Another replied: “That’s a wonderful name! People are too opinionated.

“We shared names to my fiancé family. Everyone, except his brother like it. Brother said “That’s a stupid f name”. Thanks dude. Little ones name is Alister James.”

A third added: “I’m just hopping on here to say that that’s a really lovely name! Sorry you’re getting that negativity. Hugs from across the internet.”