She explained what happened on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. When she was pregnant, she announced her baby’s sex on social media along with his name. Then a week later her sister-in-law (SIL) unexpectedly gave birth and used the exact same name. But the Reddit poster had no plans to change her son’s name.
“I had my son a month ago,” she wrote. “We had his name chosen early in my pregnancy. We announced the sex and the name in a Facebook post in April with a blanket that had his name embroidered on it. Fast forward a week and my SIL — my husband’s sister for clarity — who nobody knew was expecting, announces she has given birth to a son and the name she had chosen? The very same name we had chosen. It was awkward. My in-laws all asked her what she was thinking. She said she got to give birth first and loved the name so what was the big deal. My husband thought she was nuts. She said it wasn’t her fault she got there first. I was like it’s fine, we are not changing the name and the cousins can share the same name.”
But when the sister-in-law discovered the poster was serious about keeping the name, things got heated.
“Well, she’s pissed that this actually happened,” the Reddit poster said. “She texted my husband about two days after our son was born asking him what our son’s name is and he told her she knew, we had announced it. Cue her texting every member of the family saying how awful we were to the kids and how we were petty and nasty and how I was an a****** for stealing the name after she used it. Father-in-law told us to ignore her that it will settle down. But she is still pissed and said we’re only hurting the kids with this.”
Reddit users thought the sister-in-law was out of line.
“She’s delusional,” one person commented.
“Don’t feel an ounce of guilt,” another said.
“Petty move on her part,” a user wrote.
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