A woman has been criticised by her husband and his family for refusing to name her unborn daughter after her husband’s late wife.
The woman and her hubby are expecting a little girl, but unlike many parents who find naming their newborn challenging, the dad-to-be knew exactly what he wanted to call his newborn.
But when he told his wife his plans to name the tot after his deceased wife, she was outraged.
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?”
Kidspot posted the woman’s request for advice on Facebook where it has received more than 1,500 comments from users who sided with her.
Whilst the majority of people were stunned by his “selfish” proposal, others said he clearly needs help grieving his late wife.
One said: “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.”
Another added: “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.”
A third commented: “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.”
And: “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!”, said another.