[Blind Gossip] While you may think that naming a baby after a family member is a welcomed gesture of affection, that is not always the case.
In this family, names are usually discussed in advance and family members consulted before using their names to ensure that they are comfortable and appreciative of the gesture.
This couple just completely violated that tradition!
They did NOT consult with [the family] about that name nor make any effort to secure anyone’s approval.
While the couple is, of course, legally free to name their baby anything they want, their choice has roiled their relatives.
From a different source:
While the couple may claim that they want to “honor” family members, there is absolutely nothing honorable about their actions. I assure you that [his family] is neither “honored” nor “delighted” by their choice of name. To the contrary.
[The couple’s] attempts to co-opt private family nicknames for their own use is transparent, manipulative, distasteful and selfish. It also confirms their compulsive need to seek affiliation with [the husband’s family] while simultaneously irritating them.
[His family] is keenly aware of this continuous pattern of behavior but will not comment on the matter except to provide generic good wishes.
We were intrigued by the use of the word “affiliation” rather than “affinity.” The former suggests a desire for an official connection with something, while the latter is about naturally liking something.
That sounds about right. They don’t like his family… but they definitely want to profit off of that official connection!
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[Optional] What do you think of the name? Why do you think they chose it?
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