A mum explained that she was fuming about her mother-in-laws reaction to her daughter’s name which she dubbed ‘tacky”.
The woman posted online to ask for advice after her partner’s mum refused to call her granddaughter the name that she and her husband had chosen, reports the Sun.
She said: “I named my daughter ‘Honey – Charlotte’ after my grandmother, I’ve always loved the name Honey and I’m aware when she’s older she may go by Charlotte but I’ve got an unusual name and it’s grown on me.
“My partner’s mother has taken to calling Honey either ‘princess’ or ‘Lottie’ and honestly, I hate the name Lottie and I’ve told her if you want to call her Lola, Charlie, Carly then it’s fine.
“Me and my husband even occasionally call her Harley which was ironically one of our name choices for her.”
She raised the issue with her mum-in-law and explained that “Lottie” was the name of a family member she disliked.
She added: “It led to this huge argument about how I’ve set Honey up for a life of mockery and that Honey is a derogatory term for a woman and that she’s going to hate me for this name and that Lottie is a completely normal name for a baby.
“Lottie was her mother’s name and by being upset and preferring a ‘tacky cheap’ name I’m insulting her and my husband.”
And, lots of people seemed to agree with her mother-in-law while plenty more liked the name.
One noted: “Not to be cruel, but I wouldn’t even call a dog that, and this is a human child who will have to put that name on medical records.
“It’s the name teachers will call out.”
They continued: “It’s the name she’s going to have to write on job applications and give to academic advisors and uni professors. It’s just stupid.
“She should have called her Charlotte Honey. Honey has no right to be the first name of a human being.”
While another said: “You gave your child a terrible name. Any nickname would be an improvement.
“Some people will have their own personal nickname for your child. You don’t get to police those nicknames unless they are derogatory to the child.”
And, a third added: “She will pick what name she likes when she is older.”