They argued that because the baby would be their only grandchild, it was only right that the boy have the name they want “and said grandchild already won’t have their surname,” she added.
“They also say that they will not have a large role in the child’s life due to their son’s actions,” she continued, “and this will make their role seem ‘less like an afterthought’ (their words).”
But the mom stood her ground.
“They seem really upset and when I talked to a friend about it, assuming she’d be on my side, she said ‘IDK, the baby will be with you and see your parents all the time, it wouldn’t kill you to throw them a bone.”‘
And as if that didn’t sting enough, the friend then went on to say, “You agreed to about 18 years of visits, might be better to start it off on a good note.”
Now, the mom-to-be is more confused than ever.
“I thought that that was the best response in that situation, as I’m cautious about setting a precedent going forward,” she explained.
“I’m worried that if they get their way in this, then they will try and overrule me with other big decisions in future,” she wrote. “I felt I was being reasonable, but now I’m beginning to doubt myself.”
Hopefully, she’ll refer back to the Reddit comments before it comes time to name that baby, and remember: This choice is hers and hers alone.