I told my mother-in-law a fake baby name as I knew she wouldn’t keep it secret & I was right | The Sun

ONE soon to be mum says she lied to her mother-in-law about her baby’s name as she knew she wouldn’t keep it a secret.

Baby naming can be full of awkwardness with people giving their unwanted opinions, and demanding to know the name you’ve chosen before you even want anyone else knowing.

Now, one woman has shared that when her mother-in-law was demanding to know the unborn baby’s name, she actually gave her a fake name, knowing that she wouldn’t be able to keep it a secret.

Posting to Reddit the mum-to-be writes that her mother-in-law hasn’t been the most welcoming to her: “She’s a very stubborn person and hasn’t really accepted me as apart of the family yet, she always tells my fiancé how he could do so much better than me and that he’s fallen into the trap of having ‘my’ child.

“She’s also one of them mums who posts every little detail of their life to Facebook like when my fiancé proposed she was straight to Facebook before we could announce it ourselves.”

Because of this, when she and her partner decided on a name for their daughter, they chose to keep it to themselves. 


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This was going fine, until the fiancé accidentally slipped up and told his mum that they had decided on a name, although he did not say what the name was.

The expectant mother continues: “She tried guilt tripping my fiancé by telling him how he’s hurting her by not telling his own mother the name of her grandchild, that he doesn’t love him and that we (especially me) are gonna try and keep her from seeing the baby.

“To stop her from getting on my fiancé’s back I wrote a message saying that if she wants to know she can’t post it on Facebook, she agreed and I told her a fake name. 5 minutes later into checking FB.”

Despite promising she wouldn’t post the name, the woman soon checked Facebook and lo and behold right there on her homepage, her mother-in-law had posted:

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“I can’t believe I’m going to be a granny to baby Charlotte next month. So proud of (fiancé’s name) and his partner!”

The fiancé then revealed to his mum that this is not the name they’ve picked out: “It's been a few days and my fiancé has been getting texts from her saying that she didn’t mean and that I’m the AH for telling her the wrong name.

Her words were ‘Who even tells their FMIL the wrong name of their grandchild?’”

Commenters were quick to side with the couple, with one writing: “Who gives the wrong name? Someone who knew she was going to do exactly what she did.”

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“You asked her not to announce it on FB and she had said she wasn't going to. For all we know, you could find an even more perfect name tomorrow. Let her reap the rewards for the seeds she's sown on Facebook,” added another.

While a third warned that this may only be the start of the woman’s stress: “She deserved it. I hope you and your fiancé are prepared to make and enforce strict boundaries with her once your daughter is born.”

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