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.
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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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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!