Mom Shamed for Naming Baby “Edith”: Internet Says “Chill!

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A woman has taken to Mumsnet to share her story of sharing possible baby name choices with friends and being branded as “cruel” as a result.

You’ll never guess the baby name she chose for her unborn child that sparked such ire.

Name Choices

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The original poster (OP) shared her story of being called cruel by her friends for choosing traditional boy and girl names that would uncertainly see the child being ridiculed as a result.

Sharing the names with her family members, she was met with an altogether different response, and they said they loved them.

Friends Said the Names Are Old-Fashioned

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The OP and her husband, who have stayed Team Yellow and will find out the gender at birth, have opted for Arthur if she has a boy and Edith for a girl.

Their friends have said the names are ‘old-fashioned,’ yet Arthur was in the top 10 boys’ names in the UK in 2021 and has been for a while now, and Edith found itself a little less popular but still in the top 100 girls’ names in the same year.

Mumsnet Reactions

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Many Mumsnet users were horrified at the lack of tact shown by the OP’s so-called friends, with many sharing that they know of young children called the same names and who suit the vintage choices.

Some questioned how strong these friendships are and if they felt comfortable calling their name choices evil. Sunriseinwonderland suggested that she could comprehend that attitude if the kids’ names had been chosen as Adolf and Eva (presumably together) but that Arthur and Edith do not deserve the shade thrown on them.

Old-fashioned Names Are Making a Comeback

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One person reminded the OP that old-fashioned names have been making a comeback for quite some time now and that the names she and her husband have chosen are not unusual. Furthermore, the Mumsnet user believes that these names will not stand out for the wrong reasons.

Your Friends Are Not Very Diplomatic

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Along with other users, LemonAlice, believes that these friends are far from it and are being horrible for no reason. The Mumsnet user adds that if the couple has chosen names and is happy with them, that is all that matters.

Sharing names prior to a baby’s birth can often lead to disagreements and upsets, which are completely unnecessary. However, while StrychnineInTheSandwiches agrees that the OP’s friends were ‘undiplomatic’ in their responses to find out the possible names, it would be too drastic to ditch them for this, as some other users had suggested.

The Names Are Awful and Frumpy

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Halfsiesonapotnoodle has gone against the grain with their response, stating that both names are ‘awful’ and ‘really frumpy,’ yet insisting that name choices are for the OP and her husband to make; no one else’s opinions should matter.

 

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

Petty Revenge? His Neighbor Thinks He Owns the Street Parking Spots in Front of His House Until He Is Given a Taste of His Own Medicine

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About three years ago, a new neighbor moved into the house across the street from the original poster’s (OP) house. This new neighbor had five boys at the time; the youngest was 15 years old, and soon he turned 16.

Petty Revenge? His Neighbor Thinks He Owns the Street Parking Spots in Front of His House Until He Is Given a Taste of His Own Medicine

Man Quits Job After Losing Vacation Time: Company in Chaos

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Read on to hear about Jimmy, a man who worked for years at a company. After the company was sold to new owners, they refused to honor their existing vacation agreement, so Jimmy left and took something important with him.

Man Quits Job After Losing Vacation Time: Company in Chaos

His Wife Kept on Telling People They Were POOR So He Told Everyone How Much Money They Have at a Family Dinner

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A frustrated husband has taken to Reddit to share his story about his wife and their financial status. She keeps talking about how poor they are, but they aren’t. They have a lot of money, so he tells the truth.

His Wife Kept on Telling People They Were POOR So He Told Everyone How Much Money They Have at a Family Dinner

Parking War: The Neighbors Keep Parking In Front Of His Grandparent’s Home So He Made The City Put A Handicapped Spot There

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A Reddit user has shared his parking wars story, where he got the city to put a handicapped spot in front of his grandparent’s house for spite. What started as a neighborhood squabble turned into a tale of “pretty revenge.”

Parking War: The Neighbors Keep Parking in Front of His Grandparent’s Home So He Made the City Put a Handicapped Spot There

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Originally posted 2023-10-08 14:00:10.