Today we have a post wondering if u/CranberryJust1503 was in the wrong for laughing at his wife’s name choice for their baby. The subreddit tries to puzzle out whether or not he’s in the wrong for his reaction.
Let’s take a look.
OP and his wife are expecting their first child. Yesterday, they were hanging out talking about the baby.
I decided to make a new account because I’m currently being bashed by most of my family members on this and they follow me on my main Reddit account. So my (35M) wife (32F) is pregnant. She’s due in 2 weeks and i am beyond excited because this would be my first child and I’ve always wanted to be a dad. Yesterday, we were in bed together, talking about our baby.
Suddenly, his wife grabs a surprise for OP. It’s a onesie with the name in question: Bartholomew.
All of a sudden she jumps up excited with a huge smile on her face. She told me to stay on the bed because she had a surprise for me. She went into our closet and grabbed a box. It was decorated with ribbons and bows so I assumed it was a gift for me. She handed it to me with the same big grin on her face. It was obvious she was excited to see me reaction. I asked her what it was but she just kept on saying “open it open it!” I opened it and inside was a blue onesie with the name “bartholomew” in cursive stitched on the middle.
OP asked what this meant and his wife told her: that’s the baby’s name!
Now, I had agreed that I’d let my wife name the baby since she was the one giving birth and I felt as if it would be something really special for her so I trusted she’d name my son something at least normal. I asked her what it meant and she said “surprise!! That’s going to be his name.”
And OP burst out laughing.
She sounded so happy and enthusiastic so I knew she was serious. I busted out laughing to the point of tears. I honestly could not believe she was going to name our son that. What the hell kind of name is “bartholomew”???? She got really silent and started tearing up. When I noticed this, I sat up and stopped laughing.
His wife was instantly deeply upset; she wanted to name the baby after her grandfather, OP said the name was too dated.
She snatched the box off me and stomped back to the closet. I asked her if she was serious and she said yes. Apparently she’s decided to name our son after her grandfather who she was very close with before he died. I told her that she should think about this because it’s an “outdated” name. She started yelling at me saying I was judging my son before he even came out the womb.
Now his wife is staying with her mother and OP can’t figure out what happened. He also can’t figure out a nickname (??? is he addled???) and wants to know: is he the jerk?
She stormed out and is now staying at her moms. I honestly can’t believe she’s serious. Her dad called me yelling at me because apparently she’s told on me. I’ve been called immature and a joke so far. I’ll probably just apologize but there is no way in hell I’m calling my son by that outrageous name. I’m currently thinking of a nickname to call him, any ideas? AITA?
One user couldn’t figure out what was wrong with Bart. “Am I the only one who thinks Bart is going to be a fine name? In a classroom with 20 Liams, be the Bart. Maybe I’m biased because I find most of the current popular baby names atrocious.”
“Even if it’s a ridiculous name, you said yourself that you gave her the choice to name your son as she is the one giving birth. You also said yourself that she looked very happy and excited, and then you start laughing? Thats some asshole behavior,” another user wrote.
Another said, “YTA. Simple as that. You trusted her, she chose a name, and you laughed at the idea and called it outdated. On top of telling her to reconsider. The name was personal to her.”
So what do you think: asshole or naw?