A woman has taken to the internet to ask the advice of others, as her husband has told her he would like to name their unborn daughter after his deceased wife.
The woman took to social media to explain her predicament, she was unsure whether or not she was overreacting when she was told by her husband that they should name their unborn daughter after his deceased wife and she wasn’t keen on the idea.
The mum-to-be said that she had been criticised by her husband and his family for refusing to name her daughter after her husband’s deceased wife.
The wife and husband have found out they are expecting a baby girl and although she thought they would ponder over names, the dad-to-be told her that he actually had a name in mind.
Yet when he told her that he wanted their daughter to be named after his deceased wife, she was horrified.
In a post on social media, the woman said: “So my husband and his family say that I’m overreacting by refusing to name our (not yet born) daughter after his deceased ex-wife.
“I know that it’s sad that she passed away but I think I am being reasonable enough by having their wedding pics still about as well as him wearing their wedding rings around his neck.
“I think naming our child after her is a step too far. Am I wrong?”
The woman’s post was shared on Facebook by Kidspot, where it then received over 1,500 comments from users who said that she was in the right.
Many people said they were stunned by his “selfish” proposal and suggested that he needed more help in grieving his late wife.
One wrote: “Yes that is so wrong. Doesn’t he have any feeling as to how it must make you feel? Why did he marry you if he is still mourning for his passed wife, that is so selfish. He needs to wake up to himself and his family too.
“I am sorry but you deserve a husband who puts you and your child first not his deceased wife.”
A second added: “Oh no, that’s weird. The baby deserves her own identity. Simple as that. I think your husband needs some grief counselling. I don’t think he is seeing this clearly,” while a fourth wrote: “The discussion should be between you and your husband. Should not allow the family to get involved.”
While a third commented: “It is sad that his previous wife has passed but you are his future and so is your child. They are being totally unreasonable and selfish to you.”
Meanwhile, a fourth ranted: “That’s creepy & wrong on so many levels! He has enough memories of her in his heart, in photos & by wearing their wedding rings around his neck!”
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