AIBU to think that if you don't want to hear my opinion, then don't ask for it.

(30 Posts)
Morgause Sun 03-Nov-13 16:29:13

My friend and neighbour has just left in something of a huff. sad

She's going to be a grandmother and is very excited. Her DD and SiL came round this afternoon and they have finally decided on a name. It's a bit "out there" to say the least and neighbour is upset because she hates it and thinks it's daft. Although she didn't say anything to them, obviously.

I made consoling noises and said she'd probably get used to it and there's plenty of time for them to change their minds etc. She kept asking what I thought about it and I diverted a few times, saying it wasn't up to me. She pressed and pressed until I said it wasn't a name I'd choose.

Instant huff! Off she goes all cross and bristling.

We'll be fine tomorrow because that's what she's like but I really think she or anyone else shouldn't ask for an opinion if they may not like the answer. confused

DH said I should have just lied and maybe he's right.

digerd Mon 04-Nov-13 07:17:24

She doesn't sound much fun to me. She was rude and offensive after going on and on at you to answer her which you already had.

nothavingagreatday Mon 04-Nov-13 07:29:29

Could be anything.

I know quite a few American children called:

Bradford
Cooper
Harrison
Hamilton
Ford
Torin
Spencer
Brady

friday16 Mon 04-Nov-13 10:00:00

Trent? Maybe the parents are Catholic and are naming their child after the great council that sent the agenda for the following three hundred years?

Perhaps. Although, if so, Vatican II would be more appropriate.

This is the problem with these American names, like the above + Chelsea, Warwick & etc. They are meant to sound English and (therefore) classy. It is a bit sad when those words used as names filter back to England.

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 04-Nov-13 14:38:19

Americans don't name their children Warwick.

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