Husband and I had the strangest situation to deal with yesterday. For the last few weeks we have been playing around with names in anticipation of finding out what sex baby is. We had pretty much settled on both names for a boy and girl.
Since Husband has found out we are expecting a boy, he has been referring to the baby by name and whilst on the phone to his mother yesterday, was yakking about the “Ferrari Car” he wants to buy for Baby.
Husband’s mother went berserk about the name we had chosen saying that it meant dark in personality and that every time we call our son we are prophesying over him. Well, to say I was both flabbergasted and annoyed was an understatement.
Husband and I had checked the meaning of the name first obviously and the name only refers to “Dark haired OR Fair haired” No where did it say dark or evil or spawn of satan or whatever. As if that was not bad enough, she then said she will call her grandson by another name when she is around him and outright refuses to call him by his name.
I think this is bizarre. Last time I checked Husband and I were the parents to be and not his mother. In my opinion, one can name your child whatever name – the way you choose to raise your child and the values and morals you instill in your child will guide him whilst growing up.
This whole situation does not sit well with me and is hurting Husband.
Watch this space…..