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Woman Wants To Know If It Was Ok To Mock Her Pregnant Friend’s Baby Name Choice

You cannot win with baby name arguments. Maybe you can win those arguments, but even then, baby names are such a personal choice that affects a kid who doesn’t even know yet what a name is or what names mean.

And there have been so many fights about baby names: the name is too weird, too generic, the kid will get made fun of, the kid will have ten other kids in his class with the same name, etc.

Should you even try to dissuade someone from naming their child a name that seems problematic? That’s what this Redditor is wondering.

“About 2 days ago, my [19F] friend [21F] who is about 7 months pregnant (dad not in the picture, we are all in college) told me that she has finally decided on a baby name. For context, this girl has been trying to decide a name for the past 7 months and she is the type of person who will name their kids ‘makeighleigh’ or ‘jeydeyn’ (she has personally expressed a liking to names of that sort to me in the past), hence as to why I was very intrigued to hear what her final decision would be as she is a very, let’s say, eccentric and naive Midwestern girl.”

“She told me that she has decided to name her son ‘BLAC’ as in the color, but without the K since she said her son is white. I stared at her and asked her to say his full name as her last name is Greene, she did and I was like, are you serious?

She said the ‘Blac Greene’ is intentional, I kid you not, this girl is naming her child Blac Greene. so I asked her why she would name her son after colors and she said something along the lines of her liking the uniqueness of the name, no one’s gonna have the same name as him, and that if she named him this everyone would think his name is super cool and clever, and that she liked the sultry and mysteriousness of the color black, etc.”

The OP laughed in her friend’s face and told her the name was ridiculous.

She suggested that the name “Blac” for a white kid might be viewed weirdly, and “if she liked black so much perhaps she could name her child something less bullying-prone like ‘midnight’ or something.”

The OP’s friend called her an a for “being a hater,” and now the OP feels bad. Should she?

What do you think OP should do?