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Being annoyed by friend judging name choices
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87beck · 13/04/2022 11:50

Our second son was born a few weeks ago and we decided to name him Jack

My friend met him for the first time yesterday and decided to inform me that her DH has commented that if they ever have a boy, jack would've been the last name on their list as it's associated with bad behaved boys etc and it's just not "a cool name" & also said that my first boys name isn't cool and why do we go for such simplistic names ..?

It might just be the postpartum hormones but I'm soooo angry she decided to share this with me .. wtf !
I Didn't say anything but my DH said next time he will see them he will mention the unnecessary comment.
I would never judge anyone's name choices so I'm super angry that behind close doors they bitch about my boys names 🥲 not in a rush to meet up with her again

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Vikinga · 23/04/2022 01:43

Bloody hell that's unbelievably rude! No name is going to be liked by everyone. Some people love unusual names, some people hate unusual names. Some people want names that can't be shortened etc.

If you have nothing nice to say about it don't comment!

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MrsTerryPratchett · 23/04/2022 01:54

Not RTFT but my granddad's name was Jack. One of the kindest, most compassionate, softest but hardest men I've ever met.

I bestow Jackness on your son. May he have all the lovely qualities of my lovely granddad and lots of lovely qualities of his own.

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Sunriseboy · 23/04/2022 02:08

Tell her to STFU!!!
Why do so many females make a career out of being "expert" busy-bodies?! They talk so much shit, gossip about, and shame others. Dear God, no wonder I've enjoyed the last 35 years on my own. No arguments. No hissy fits because I used a knife out of the kitchen draw to adjust a fuel sensor on the car. I can put something in "its place" and the bloody thing is exactly where I left it two years later. Heavenly existence.
I'm not a sodomite. But girls I don't want to be around you.

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phishy · 23/04/2022 03:31

ExplodingCarrots · 13/04/2022 14:31

Does she have children OP? She sounds awfully bitter and possibly jealous and this is her way of punishing you . No friend would say something like this unless something is going on with them.

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garlictwist · 23/04/2022 03:45

Some people pride themselves on being so above convention and oh so special that they couldn't possibly give their child a normal name.

Jack is a lovely name and your friend was rude.

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UserError012345 · 23/04/2022 05:10

Jack is a fab name. I love classic names.
Congratulations on the birth of baby JackFlowers

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Blaggertyjibbet · 23/04/2022 07:30

I think Jack is a nice name! My SIL made some really mean unsolicited comments about my kids’ names a few years ago. They are established and classic names, just not bestowed upon every other kid right now. You can’t win, OP. If you go simple, people judge. If you go less common, people judge.

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Mouk · 23/04/2022 07:35

What a bitch!

Congratulations on the birth of your son.

I love the name Jack. It was one of the names we considered for my son, but his Dad veto'd it. It was my grandads nickname. He was named John, but went by Jack.

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Mumoblue · 23/04/2022 07:47

What a cow!

As a mum to a Jack, I couldn’t be happier with the name. As people have said, it’s a classic.

A friend of my ex-MIL ran into me while I was just about to pop with my son and asked if we had a name yet. When I told her “Jack” she made a face and said “Well its very common isn’t it?”
Still makes me laugh to this day, I wish I’d been quick enough to say “Well, bitch, so am I!”

I can’t imagine my son being called anything else. And he’s not badly-behaved either, what a load of wank!

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