You’re pregnant. Your partner offers a name for your unborn child. Claire, he suggests. You like the name so when your daughter is born, that’s the name you decide on.
Then, when your baby is four-weeks-old, you find that the name ‘Claire’ is really the name of your partner’s former fling, a woman he had previously slept with.
For one woman, there is no need to imagine because this is the reality she has is faced with, after being told by her now fiance’s family that he named their daughter after a woman who he has a lot of history with.
Reddit user nameconfusion took to the site to share her unfortunate story. During a visit from her fiance’s sister-in-law to see their new baby, the new mum found out the truth about where her partner’s inspiration for the name came from.
She wrote, “She (her fiance’s sister-in-law) at one point told me that their whole family was surprised we chose that name (Claire) for our daughter. I asked her what she meant, and she mentioned something about it being a name with a lot of history for my fiance. I still had no idea what she meant, so I asked her to explain why the name had a history to it. She then revealed that the name was the same one that my fiance’s crush has.”