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After receiving criticism over her choice of baby name, this mum decided to cancel her baby shower in protest.

A mum has taken to Facebook messenger to announce that she is cancelling her baby shower following criticism over her choice of baby name for her unborn child. Her rant has since gone viral, with her message of disappointment, anger and frustration shared on Reddit.

A Clear Message

The mum’s message took aim at her family and friends for their negative opinions.

“Dear Members of the Squire Sebastian Senator Babyshower, I have a really important announcement to make. It brings me pain to have to tell you this, but I am cancelling the event. I will text you soon if you’re invited to my smaller, more inclusive party. At least here no one will judge me.

His name is Squire Sebastian Senator. That is that. You cannot force me to change his name. That is the name I was meant to give him. No, that is not his full name. ‘Squire Sebastian Senator’ is his first name. 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.”

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Family Connections

She went on to say that the name reflects the history of the family, who come from a long line of squires and senators, and that it also conveys power, wealth and success.

Just sounds like a mouthful to us! While we think every parent has the right to name their child as they choose, we don’t think they can dictate that they won’t have a nickname or force people to like it.

There’s a simple solution to avoid this problem. If you’ve chosen a name that you love for your child, and they haven’t been born yet, keep it to yourself. Someone will always disagree with your choice, so if you can’t take the criticism, just don’t share it!

Were you criticised for your child’s name? Tell us in the comments!

 

 

  • In my opinion the poor child’s name is totally weird. As a preschool teacher I came across a lot of unusual names but this one takes the cake. I chose a traditional name for my son – one that will take him through life without any criticism.

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  • The Poor mum having family and what she thought were friends do this to her.
    It’s her baby, so her choice.

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  • A strange choice in name. Hopefully he doesn’t get picked on. Thankfully, my child doesn’t have a wacky name.

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  • it’s up to her

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  • I never received any negative comments with my boys names. It’s up to the parents what they call their child but I do think they are putting their son in a situation where he could be bullied at school. They have a hard enough time at school already without this.

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  • Oh my ???? over reacting to what is already an over reaction ????

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  • Wow! What outrage over outrage over outrage! I’m outraged at the outrage.

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  • I do think the name is a bit ridiculous but not my child.
    A bit odd to demand that no one shorten the name.
    I wonder when she will shorten it herself when she is calling him or telling him off every 5 seconds when he is older.
    My own mother in law told me she didn’t like our daughters very normal name and she also had an issue with our son being named after her (ex)husband – My father in law. There’s always something.

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  • Seriously though, what weirdo announces the name before the kids born?

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  • Wow but I don’t really think names should used prior to birth it again takes away from the day as people usually tell everyone the sex and now the name it makes the day a bit less exciting

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  • Not my choice in name but I feel it’s not other people places to judge what a person wishes to call their children, some names have meanings or significance to people and that’s their choice but perhaps they also don’t see the future of what the child may endure with a peculiar name

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  • The easy response to a name like that is to let her know that it is illegal in Australia to name a baby with a title so the Registrar General will not register it anyway. If she is not in Australia then I feel sorry for the child as children have enough difficulties growing up anyway, but with a mother like that will only be harder for them.

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  • The name(s) parents give their child says a lot about them. I feel sorry for the child already. :D

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  • The name is ridiculous but in saying that, I’ve heard a lot of ridiculous baby names lately. I love my babies’ names but there will always be people that don’t. I made a point of telling no one the names we had chosen before they were born. I do think people should shut their mouths and stop being so critical of other people’s choices

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  • I’m sorry, but the name is horrible.
    I don’t think I’d tell a stranger that, but if it was my sister, I’m sure I would mention that I don’t like it, and that the chance of the kid not receiving a nickname from his peers is approximately ZERO.
    The name itself is more than a little pretentious, so he was related to ‘squires’, and ‘senators’, etc…?!
    Okay, then…!!!
    I have royal ancestry, too, but I’m not going to force my family or friends to call me ‘Lady Whatever’, etc…!
    That’s like saying her child is ‘above’ others and they should treat him as such…!
    Sorry, but that child is going to cop so much flack over his name(and no, that’s not right AT ALL, I HATE bullies, but that’s the truth)!
    It’s great to say it’s her choice, but what about the poor kid?!
    This woman sounds really selfish.
    And I know I’ll get a bit of a backlash for ridiculing the name, but what if I called my son Samuel Truck Driver Teacher Police Sergeant, after the members of my family…?!!!
    And not to be shortened, abbreviated, or exchanged for a nickname…
    F#S!!!

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