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He Thought He And His Wife Picked The Perfect Name For His Baby, But His Sister-In-Law Got Involved And Now Dad Is Not Happy » TwistedSifter

He Thought He And His Wife Picked The Perfect Name For His Baby, But His Sister-In-Law Got Involved And Now Dad Is Not Happy » TwistedSifter

Choosing a name for your baby is a very important decision for parents. In today’s story, a father is upset because his sister-in-law thinks she should have the final say on his child’s name, and his wife seems surprised that he is upset.

Let’s see how the story unfolds…

My wife (26f) is pregnant with our first child. She did a gender test early in her pregnancy (first trimester) and we found out we were having a baby girl.

Very quickly, we decided that our daughter would be named Adora. This name has a special meaning for us. She has always been a huge fan of She-Ra and loved the original series and the remake.

We actually became friends through the remake of the show. I (27) thought it was a cute name and loved that it had a deeper personal connection between the two of us. The middle name wasn’t completely set in stone yet, but the first one was.

At least he thought the name was set in stone.

My wife is now 6 months pregnant and her twin sister is expecting a baby boy 3 months after our daughter was due.

Three weeks ago, they started talking about baby names and all of a sudden, my wife told me that she and her sister had decided that the babies should have timeless names that match their last names (Emily and Elizabeth, James and Haley, their parents, William, Hannah and Grace, their siblings).

So my wife and her sister chose the name Katherine for our daughter and my sister-in-law’s son will be Alexander.

The future dad is not happy about the name change.

I was hurt and more than a little pissed off.

My wife asked me why I had that expression on my face and I told her that I didn’t agree with her naming our daughter after her sister instead of mine.

I told her we had chosen the name Adora. She never expressed any doubts about the name. We were just thinking about a middle name.

I told her that I was supposed to be the other parent of the baby, not her sister, but she took her sister’s opinion into consideration and decided that they would name the child we were having together. I told her that I didn’t expect that from her. That I thought she really respected me and was excited to be on this journey together.

The mother-to-be seemed surprised that the name change was a problem.

She asked me if I was really that upset.

I said yes. I told her I wouldn’t lie and say I agreed to this. I told her she would exclude me from the process if she decided to continue.

My wife has been silent since then.

Now the sister is also upset.

Her sister was furious with me because I told my wife I didn’t agree with this. She told me I had to respect their twinship and make all other decisions with my wife, so why was I such an asshole about it?

She told me to pull myself together and then accused me of acting like a child.

In the comments, readers did not hesitate to criticize the term “twins.”

Here is another attack on “twinhood.”

This person highlighted an even more serious problem.

Several people have come up with creative solutions to the name problem. Like this one…

And this one…

It can be difficult to set boundaries with the in-laws, but this mom-to-be needs to understand that she’s having a baby with her husband, not her sister.

His opinion should definitely take precedence.

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