Mom urged to change ‘degrading’ baby name
The woman wants to name her baby something meaningful to her – there is only one problem. Photo / 123rf
A mother who chose her baby’s name years ago has been urged by strangers to choose a different option, after revealing that she has given her dog the same name before.
The mom-to-be loved the name of her beloved pet so much that she decided to reuse it when she got pregnant.
She took to Reddit to explain his reasoning behind using the name again.
“The baby name that I have chosen for almost a decade (I have had a baby fever since I was 16) is the same as that of one of my dogs,” he said. -she writes.
“If I have a daughter, I want to give her the name of my father’s grandmother (who raised her) and my sister (who died two and a half years ago)”, added the mother-to-be. .
“The problem is that a month after my sister passed away, I was in a very dark place. I was really struggling emotionally because she was my best friend, and it was a very sudden and traumatic loss.
“In the middle of my downward spiral, my cousin sent me a link for a local FB group, and there was a dog that needed a new home.
“I immediately fell in love and when they told me her name was Lucy, I jumped in my car to pick her up,” she recalls.
Lucy the dog got the woman through a dark period in her life, but now she wants to name her daughter Lucy as well.
“Now that I’m pregnant, people ask me if I’m going to change my daughter’s name (Lucille Arlene) since my dog’s name is Lucille Ruth (or Lucy Roo),” she explained.
“If I have a daughter, I want to continue with the name I chose, but I’m annoyed by all the people asking me ‘isn’t that confusing? “, She added.
“I don’t know if it’s the hormones or if I’ve just heard the same thing so many times that makes me cringe every time the subject of names is brought up, but I surely can’t be the only one. (or has been in) a similar situation. “
The mom-to-be says changing the dog’s name isn’t an option, despite several Reddit users urging her to do so.
“I would change the dog’s name to something a little similar and stop calling her Lucy in any way if my child was going to use that name,” one person replied.
“I don’t think that would be confusing,” the Reddit user added. “But it’s a little … degrading for your child.”
“It just seems tacky and demeaning to name my child after I called my dog? I have a feeling other people think the same.”
Others have suggested adopting a nickname for the dog.
“I would name your daughter whatever you like – and maybe start using another name for the dog (maybe LuLu or just Roo? Or you could exclusively call your daughter Lucille if you prefer,” someone said.
“You can definitely start using a different name for your dog. Dogs will respond to anything. My dog was staring out the window the other day, totally focused on something and I said ‘hey boo boo’ and all his attention fell on me His name is Murphy and nowhere near Boo Boo. Your dog will be fine with a new name and then you can have your daughter Lucy, ”another person replied.
“I would just change the dog’s name. Animals don’t have a personal attachment to their names, you won’t hurt the dog by just calling it something else,” someone else said.