My mother's friend is angry because my daughter is going to have the same name as her granddaughter. Is her anger justified ? Ever since I was a little girl, I have always known that I was going to name one of my children Elizabeth. I have never told this to anyone except my husband and he adores the name as much as I do. I have also asked him if there are any names he absolutely wants for a girl, but he thinks that Elizabeth is perfect, so that is the name we both chose. Whenever I say the name out loud, I always imagine an independent, capable woman who is self reliant and strong. Qualities that I wish for my own daughter to develop so she would not need to rely on anyone in this world. In fictional stories I have read or watched on television, nearly every woman named Elizabeth acted this way, and that's what mostly made me very drawn to the name. Now, my mother has a friend who's daughter had a baby a couple of years ago had named her Elizabeth. I really didn't care as the woman's daughter and I were never particularly close as children and I haven't seen her in over a decade, nor have I ever met her daughter or plan to meet her kids. It's come to the point where my mother has asked me if I would consider changing the name for the sake of her friendship, but I refuse to. It's something so trivial that she just needs to get over - my daughter will be named Elizabeth and I have absolutely put my foot down on that. My husband also supports me 100% and says that woman needs to get a life. What do you think? Is being angry over baby names ridiculous or somewhat justified?
I think your husband is 100% correct and this person needs to get a life! She is wrong, you can use any name you choose, and it’s none of her business. She is so far off base here I wonder about her mental health! You have already chosen the name; tell your mother it is not open for discussion and don’t discuss it or think about it again. Your mother will have to figure out how to deal with her friend on her own, but she doesn’t sound like much of a friend to me.
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