Mum-to-be faces backlash over her ‘inconsiderate’ baby name decision

A 19-year-old can’t believe her stepmother wants to give her half-sibling the same name as her. 

The teenager, Charlotte, shared her frustrations on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. Her father married her stepmother Rachel four years ago. Now that Rachel is pregnant and wants to name the new baby Charlotte. The teen is upset with Rachel’s choice. 

“When Rachel was a young girl, she had a two-year-old sister also called Charlotte who died from an accident,” Charlotte explained. “Rachel is currently around 7 months pregnant with a baby girl, and I found out last night that Rachel wants to name her baby Charlotte after her little sister who died at two years old. I was pretty shocked to hear this because that would mean my Dad would literally have two daughters called Charlotte, and my half-sister and I would have to share the exact same name. I admitted to Rachel and my dad that I was fairly upset by the idea, and it didn’t sit right with me.” 

While her father sided with her, he didn’t want to upset her stepmum and told her to “accept it and move on”.

“Rachel got defensive and said I didn’t own the name Charlotte, and while I agree, I still think it’s inconsiderate to both me and my future baby sister to make us share the first name,” the teen wrote. “On top of that, it could potentially cause confusion in the future that would impact both of us as well as the rest of the family. I even suggested that maybe “Charlotte” could be the baby’s middle name instead, but Rachel shut that idea down. So we had a pretty big argument, I admit I wasn’t the most level-headed, but neither was Rachel. I think at the end of it, I stormed away and called her crazy, and she called me entitled.” 

Reddit users thought the teenager was in the right. 

“This is a bad idea,” one user said

“Your stepmom is being ridiculous,” another wrote

“Dad needs to step up and put an end to this awful idea,” someone commented