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Confessions: 'My mother-in-law says my son's name is awful and will get him bullied'

 The mother-in-law says the boy's name will get him bullied (Image: Shutterstock)

 What should have been one of the happier moments of her pregnancy quickly turned sour for one expectant mother.

The woman has told of her heartache on Reddit at finding out her mother-in-law despises her choice of baby name.

Currently pregnant, she decided to share with her husband's mum that they were thinking of calling their child Linus if he's a boy, or Petra if she's a girl.

But she wasn't ready for the ferocious response she got from her relative, who claimed her future son would hate his name.

"We don't even know if we are having a boy or girl yet but we have a girl name and a boy name picked out.

"We shouldn't have told her or anyone what we were thinking but we did," she wrote.

"She especially hates the boy name and has told us, "Just wait till he turns 12 or 13 and comes to live with granny because he is suicidal because he hates his name".

"Like excuse me!! My kid will NEVER live with you unless my husband and I are dead or somehow totally incapacitated and incapable. And really!? You're looking years into the future and predicting my child will be suicidal?

"She claims she "loves" the name for a baby but not for when he gets older.

"She keeps trying to suggest us other names now and trying to make me play out future scenarios of how he will be made fun of so I will change my mind. I am so over it.

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"Husband has put her in her place and told her this is OUR baby, not HERS, and her opinion on this doesn't matter and will not affect our decision. Suddenly she is crying and saying he is being so rude to her and doesn't know what she did wrong."

Her story was met with a strong reaction from Reddit users, as one advised: "This woman is crossing boundaries. I am so sorry. Can you claim stress and put some distance between her and yourself?"

Another advised: "I'd tell her that you're waiting to meet the baby before making a final decision but right now your number one name is something truly heinous

"Then, when the baby is born and you go with something normal, she'll be thrilled."

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