A NEW dad has refused to change the name of his two week old daughter despite the request of his wife's family which has left some people completely divided.
Him and his wife struggled to agree on a name throughout the pregnancy, and with help from this sister-in-law, decided on Freya when their daughter was born.
It was his wife's sister who'd suggested the name when she came to visit the family in hospital, and upon hearing it, the couple instantly fell in love.
The sister-in-law said it was on her list of names for her own children when she decided to have them which she'd had since she was a child.
The parents later asked if they could use the name for their own child, and although "hesitant at first", the woman said she "wasn't planning on having children soon and would probably come up with more names later".
But in a strange turn of events, the woman fell pregnant sooner than expected and now wants the name Freya, so asked that the couple change their daughter's name.
Now, the dad has taken to Reddit to ask for advice as he really doesn't want a new name for his daughter.
He wrote: "A couple days ago, my wife’s sister found out she was pregnant.
"We were really happy for her, but then they came over to talk and asked us to change our daughter’s name because she wanted to use it for her baby.
"We have been calling my daughter Freya for the last week and a half, and we already feel pretty attached to the name, plus she already said we could have it.
"So we asked her if she could just use a different name and she got mad and said she had the name picked out since she was 15.
We have been calling my daughter Freya for the last week and a half, and we already feel pretty attached to the name, plus she already said we could have it.
"We feel kind of bad but she doesn’t even know if the baby will be a girl."
The post has racked up hundreds of comments and has completely divided opinion.
On one hand, many say he technically "stole" the name and that she has every right to want to use it for her own child.
But on the other hand, she gave permission for her sister and brother-in-law to use the name Freya and urged him to stand his ground.
"If she didn't want you to use the name, she shouldn't have suggested it", one said.
While another said: "Changing a name after the baby is born is an ordeal. If she feels that strongly about it, it’s not that big of a deal to have two kids in the family with the same name."
Others suggested he was at fault given his sister-in-law was hesitant to share her list of names to start with.
One bluntly said: "You stole the name."
And another concluded: "You knew she really wanted that name. She was a fool for telling you the names she loves. If the baby is already born, it’s unreasonable to ask you to change her name now."
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