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We used a name to honour my FIL (but changed the spelling) so he is moaning that we might as well not have bothered. Should I change it?

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ConfusedAsEver Sat 03-Sep-16 15:03:13

I'm actually upset/annoyed. My FIL has an okay name (I don't love it, but we used my dad's name for DS1, so didn't mind using it) however both DH and I hate the way his dad's name is spelt, it's a 'unique' spelling.

So we used the original spelling. He is very annoyed claiming it's a completely different name and is giving DH a hard time about him preferring my dad and letting me walk all over him hmm

Now I don't even want to use the blinking name!! WIBU to change the name? (Our son is registered btw)

rollonthesummer Sat 03-Sep-16 15:04:52

Depends on the name and now you've changed it really.

ConfusedAsEver Sat 03-Sep-16 15:05:38

We only changed the spelling

PirateFairy45 Sat 03-Sep-16 15:05:51

Tell him to get a grip.

Civilservant Sat 03-Sep-16 15:07:25

If you dislike the name then change it. If you like it, keep as is.

Leeds2 Sat 03-Sep-16 15:08:18

I would be tempted to change it to something completely different. I can actually see why he is annoyed, but your baby's name is your and OH's choice, and there is no way I would give in to emotional blackmail.

Nocabbageinmyeye Sat 03-Sep-16 15:08:21

I hate pointless "unique" spellings of names, yanbu. Change it, he isn't honoured so what's the point? He has taken any good now and you don't like the name so feck him. What name is it?. <nosey>

Nocabbageinmyeye Sat 03-Sep-16 15:09:23

Oh God ya change to something totally different I mean, do NOT change the spelling

paxillin Sat 03-Sep-16 15:12:40

Tell him you'll change it if he doesn't stop going on about it.

Tell him you quite happy to call him George but didn't want ds2 to go through life saying "no, it's spelled Geordsh" or be rejected for credit because they can't find him.

Kenduskeag Sat 03-Sep-16 15:13:21

He sounds like a horrid person and not worthy of having your son named after him at all.

ConfusedAsEver Sat 03-Sep-16 15:16:08

Well, DS2's name is William

Thanks for the comments, I feel better now and not like I'd be an arse if we changed it

Caffeinator Sat 03-Sep-16 15:16:43

I agree with nocabbage. YANBU

monkeywithacowface Sat 03-Sep-16 15:18:22

He's an idiot ignore him

Handbagsandgladrages Sat 03-Sep-16 15:18:43

How else can William be spelt?! hmm

Floggingmolly Sat 03-Sep-16 15:19:51

How on earth does your FIL spell William?? shock. You're not remotely unreasonable for spelling it properly!

paxillin Sat 03-Sep-16 15:19:53

Willeeam? Will1am? Wylliam? Wyllyam? Loads of possibilities.

MaudGonneMad Sat 03-Sep-16 15:19:57

Is your FIL

ConfusedAsEver Sat 03-Sep-16 15:20:13

Hand, FIL has a 'unique' spelling of it.

AnyFucker Sat 03-Sep-16 15:20:20

Is your father in law Will.I.Am ?

GwendolynPost Sat 03-Sep-16 15:20:28

Will-yum if his mum is Clarrie Grundywink

Hawkmoth Sat 03-Sep-16 15:20:36


allsfairinlove Sat 03-Sep-16 15:20:47


SwedishEdith Sat 03-Sep-16 15:20:51

What was it, Wyllyam?

allsfairinlove Sat 03-Sep-16 15:20:58


MaudGonneMad Sat 03-Sep-16 15:21:20

snap, AnyFucker grin

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