An expecting mum of twins has threatened to divorce her husband who is determined to name their boys in honour of his favourite video game, Minecraft.

The 34-year-old mum-to-be says her 34-year-old husband is a devotee of the popular game, and is convinced he wants to name their twin sons Notch and Jeb, after the video game programmers who designed Minecraft.

“My husband is a big Minecraft fan and builds stuff on the game a lot and has Minecraft posters, he even said he wants to play Minecraft with his sons,” the woman explained on reddit.

“I told my husband that I want to give our children regular names, not after Minecraft because they are not objects, and my husband got really defensive about it saying that he should be able to choose because he is their father and I never gave any name suggestions.”

‘I’d rather get a divorce’

The pregnant woman says she feels like naming her twins after a game is setting them up for a life of ridicule.

“I will never name my children after Minecraft because I don’t want them to get bullied and feel like it’s dehumanising to name them after a game. I told my husband that I’d rather get a divorce than name our kids after Minecraft and he got really angry and raised his voice. I’m pregnant and my hormones maybe made me really emotional because I started crying.

“A few hours after that, we calmed down and I asked him again and he said he will for sure name the kids Notch and Jeb.”

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  • I think both parents need to agree on the names.


  • Hell no!! The aren’t exactly that nice either!


  • Pretty sure the Mum will need to sign the forms anyway.


  • Hahah oh you poor thing


  • He has no right to name them alone, that is a decision that you both have to agree on. He can’t name them without you anyway so tell him to either choose a name you both agree to or you’ll name without his input. Why doesn’t he just change his own name to Notch or Jeb?


  • This is crazy! Tomorrow he will be a fan of some other game so he will change his name?? It should be joint decision.


  • I wouldn’t even know it was from minecraft. Everyone gets name ideas from somewhere.


  • Naming of your children is a joint decision and so important for them in their future … to leave them open to ridicule and bullying is cruel and heartless!


  • ummmmm how about no!


  • It should be a joint decision- surely there are other names they can both agree on? My hubby and I didn’t use either of our favourite names because we couldn’t agree so we found something else we both liked and it suits her perfectly.


  • I am not a fan of the names but Jeb isn’t all that bad but it seems to be this or that, no compromise anywhere.


  • Ha. No way. I would not agree to something like that in a million years.


  • No way. Where does he get off thinking there is no consultation but that he gets to name the children his wife is carrying. Red Flag. He could perhaps have them as middle names, but he doesn’t get to railroad her and give her no input into the names of their children.


  • If he’s so set on having them as their names, make it a middle name. It’s hard when having babies to name them for life


  • Think I would go for the divorce option if I was that strongly against the names.


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