Choosing a name for your baby is difficult enough without family members giving their opinion. But it’s hard to think of anything worse than a relative questioning your choice of baby name AFTER you’ve named them.
A grandmother has come out against her granddaughter’s choice of baby name saying it reminds her of a common form of cancer.
The new mum told online forum Mumsnet she chose the name Luca for her three-week-old girl but is now rethinking it after her grandmother said it reminded her of the disease leukaemia.
Sadly the grandmother’s daughter and the new mum’s mother died of the disease last year.
“I was so upset, my baby really suits her name and I love that it’s a bit different but now I can’t stop thinking about the link to leukaemia,” she wrote.
The grandmother said the name also reminded her of the phrase ‘filthy lucre’ which means dirty money.
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You can’t please everyone when choosing a baby name but the fact that this criticism is so close to home and due in part to such a terrible loss has left the new mum seriously considering changing her daughter’s name.
But does that mean she has to run the new name past her grandmother first?
The mother turned to online parenting forum Mumsnet to ask for advice, questioning whether she’s being unreasonable by not wanting to change her daughter’s name. Most mums told her to stick with her first choice.
“She’ll get over it. If you are set on the name then use it unapologetically.” – Babymouse