Pregnant Woman Says Husband's Preferred Baby Name Will Make Child a 'Social Pariah.' Is She Right?_freckle removal houston

Elise Sole·3 min read

Who’s up for ruling on this big argument? A pregnant woman is sickened by her husband’s favorite baby name, which honors his late grandpa — and is associated with “abhorrent and downright evil” crimes.

The pregnant wife wrote to Reddit’s “Am I The A**hole” in search of advice, explaining that there’s “a stir on both sides of the family.” She wrote, “Now, my husband absolutely idolizedhis grandpa, who, unfortunately, passed away last week. My husband is devastated, especially about the notion that his children will never meet their great-grandpa who their father adored so much.”

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The man wants to name their unborn child after Gramps, either Theodore if it’s a boy or Theodora if it’s a girl. “Either way, we will either call them Teddy, or Theo/Thea respectively,” she wrote. “It’s not that I mind the name, the issue is that our last name is Bounde; pronounced bun-dee.”

Ted Bundy was one of the America’s most famous serial killers, executed in 1989 after confessing to 30 murders, although it’s believed that he murdered many more.

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However, the husband sees no valid association between the name and the murderer. “I told him he needs to think about how we will be perceived, how our child will be treated, and the implications that that name inherently carries,” wrote the wife. “I literally had to spell out whythat would be a horrible idea, and he still thinks I just hate his grandpa.”

She called his name “idiotic at best, sociopathic at worst”, continuing, “His family is obviously on his side and wants to honor Grandpa via naming the baby after him. My parents are torn but on my side, as they understand the social pariah we would make our child by giving them such a similar name to the person who did such abhorrent and downright evil things to so many women.”

Basically, all of Reddit took the wife’s side. “As a fan of true crime, and person with a degree in criminal psychology, I instantly cringed reading this,” a commenter wrote. “Your child will be bullied and ridiculed their entire life with that name. Parents need to agree on a name for their child, one parent does not get a unilateral decision” suggesting that, should she lose the battle, that she change the name on the baby’s birth certificate.

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