We named our son a strong, manly name but family laughed in our face when we told them it – I’ll never forgive them

CHOOSING a baby name can be tough – and it must be painful if family or friends don’t like your final choice of moniker.

One mum-of-four revealed she gave her son a “strong, manly name” but relatives laughed in her face when she made the announcement.

A mum revealed her brother-in-law cruelly mocked her choice of baby name


A mum revealed her brother-in-law cruelly mocked her choice of baby nameCredit: Getty

Taking to Quora, Tori replied to a question of whether it is rude to tell someone you don’t like their newborn’s name.

She wrote: “Yes. It is beyond rude.

“12 years later I still haven’t really forgiven my brother in law for his remarks after my son was born.

“My first baby and I was proud to name him after my great uncle Stanley. 

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“To me, the name is strong, manly, and the name of a man my mum called ‘the ultimate gentleman’.”

Tori said she visited her in law’s house when baby Stanley was two months old, and her brother-in-law decided to make the rude comments.

He asked her: “Why would you name him that?!? That is the ultimate dork name! 

“Like the pimple-faced nerd with the thick glasses that gets put in the trash can!”

Tori hit back on the forum and said that her son wasn’t named like a “dork” but “like the creator of Spider-Man” and “like my great uncle.”

She added: “I’m happy to report that 12 year old Stanley has the nickname of ‘Manly Stanley’ by his schoolmates and loves his name.

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“Making fun of my new baby’s name? Beyond rude.”

Many people agreed with her, with one saying: “Never, ever tell new parents anything but how lovely the name they have chosen is. Ever. Just don’t.”


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