A MUM has been left fuming after her mother-in-law says she has “ruined” her daughter’s life by giving her a “tacky” name.
The woman said the mum-in-law refuses to call her the name and wants to give her a new one to go by.
The mum turned to the internet for advice, and wrote: "I named my daughter ‘Honey – Charlotte’ after my grandmother, I’ve always loved the name Honey and I’m aware when she’s older she may go by Charlotte but I’ve got an unusual name and it’s grown on me.
"My partner's mother has taken to calling Honey either ‘princess’ or ‘Lottie’ and honestly, I hate the name Lottie and I’ve told her if you want to call her Lola, Charlie, Carly then it’s fine.
"Me and my husband even occasionally call her Harley which was ironically one of our name choices for her.”
The mum said she finally called her out on it citing the fact that ‘Lottie’ was the nickname of a family member that she never liked.
She added: "It led to this huge argument about how I’ve set Honey up for a life of mockery and that Honey is a derogatory term for a woman and that she’s going to hate me for this name and that Lottie is a completely normal name for a baby.
"Lottie was her mother’s name and by being upset and preferring a ‘tacky cheap’ name I’m insulting her and my husband."
While some people defended the mum’s choice of name, others said that they supported the mum-in-law.
One wrote: "Not to be cruel, but I wouldn’t even call a dog that, and this is a human child who will have to put that name on medical records.
“It’s the name teachers will call out.
"It’s the name she’s going to have to write on job applications and give to academic advisors and uni professors. It’s just stupid.
“She should have called her Charlotte Honey. Honey has no right to be the first name of a human being."
Another added: "You gave your child a terrible name. Any nickname would be an improvement.
"Some people will have their own personal nickname for your child. You don’t get to police those nicknames unless they are derogatory to the child."
A third wrote: "She will pick what name she likes when she is older. My grandpa calls my sister goose. It didn’t confuse her or anything, it’s just a nickname.”
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