Woman calls out her 'racist family' after shocking response to her son's name
A pregnant mom is shocked that her family disapproves the name that she and her husband have chosen for their son. The woman wrote a long post on Reddit on why her family believes the child will be bullied because of the name.
The Reddit user, Swallowyouurpride posted about it on the BabyBumps channel, and mentioned that the child will be named “Cloudy.” The channel is a platform to seek advice on pregnancy and parenthood. The woman was 20 weeks pregnant and said that she was in charge of picking the name if the baby was a girl, while her husband was to name their baby if it was a boy.
Her husband had picked the name 'Cloudy' for their son before she was even pregnant. She said, "he's a rapper so he chose a name based on that to be his son's name. I thought it was very unique and haven't seen a single person named that ever." The woman continued "he's also Italian so I chose one of his middle names on the off chance that [our son] wants to go by a different name. My mother-in-law and her family love the name and literally all my friends and everyone else I tell this name to [does too]."
She, however, wrote, “the only people who absolutely hate it are my racist family. I'm black and they think [our son] will be bullied for being mixed with a 'white people name.' " The Reddit user added, "my mom has said she will never call him by his first name and only by his middle and said she will also pick on him for his name so that he gets used to it before school."
The user continued, "my grandma said she would kill me if I named my son that and even lectured my husband about the name and about race yesterday. She told him he doesn't understand at all and he better not do that."
The comments on the baby's name has hurt the mom-to-be and her husband. She wrote, "all of these comments and harassments have really upset my husband and I and just really hurt me inside. I love the name and it has a wonderful meaning to me. At the end of the day he's our son and this is what my husband and I chose."
Meanwhile, some comments on the post supported the woman, while others schooled her not to pick the unique name. One user wrote, "thiiiiis is exactly why we didn’t share our son’s name until the ink was dry on the hospital forms. 😬 I’m sorry you’re having to deal with that. It’s absurd and hateful for your family to refuse to call him by his name because they think it sounds 'too white.' "
Others, however, seemed to agree the name would be a hinder in the child's life. A user wrote, "give the kid a name that works for grown man no matter where life takes him… Cloudy might work well for a rapper (or a meteorologist), but what if he wants to be a doctor? Or just regular hard working guy who doesn’t want to explain his weird name on a daily basis?"