A frustrated woman turned to the Reddit community to ask if they were in the wrong for asking their sister-in-law to stop using their name as an example of what not to do when naming their children.
A Close Family
OP is a 26-year-old woman named Wren who is married to Jax, also 26.
They have been in a relationship since they were 19, and OP has known Jax’s family for most of that time.
She Has a Problem With OP’s Name
While they are generally close, Jax’s sister Katherine has a problem with OP’s name.
Whenever she wants to give an example of a terrible name, Katherine uses Wren as an example.
She Said Her Name was Dumb
This first happened when OP and Jax were still dating a few months into their relationship.
Katherine was expecting her first child and during a dinner where she and her husband were discussing names, Katherine blurted out that she was open to a lot of names as long as they were not dumb like Wren.
They Asked Her to Stop
Jax and his parents called Katherine out on her behavior, but she dismissed them.
She Offended Her Again
After Katherine’s oldest child was born, there was a disagreement between Katherine and her husband over what to name the child.
Katherine expressed her distaste for names like Wren, saying that she did not want her child to have a “stupid non-name” like that.
He Told Her to Stop Disrespecting His Wife’s Name
OP’s husband spoke up and told Katherine that she needed to find a different name to use and that he would not allow her to continue disrespecting OP’s name.
OP Defended Herself
Katherine told OP’s husband that she was sure OP would agree with her about the uniqueness of her name.
However, when OP chimed in and said that she actually loved her own name, Katherine was left speechless.
He Told Her the Behavior Was Rude
She eventually agreed to choose a normal name for her child instead of something “cooler” or “edgier” or “different.”
OP’s husband reminded Katherine that it was not their place to decide what name someone should have and that it was unnecessary to bring up OP’s name in the conversation.
She Still Continued to Comment on OP’s Name
Although Katherine improved her behavior towards OP’s name, she still occasionally uses it as an example of a terrible name when her husband is not around.
It’s Her Go-To Example
While Katherine does not express any dislike for the name of OP’s child, she continues to use Wren as her go-to example of a name that should never be used.
However, she does not talk about it as frequently as she used to.
The Final Straw
Last Saturday, OP and her family were at her husband’s parents’ house.
While OP was with her child, Katherine was attempting to calm down her own two younger children.
She Was Shocked It Was Happening Again
Suddenly, a family member whom OP did not know well entered the room and started seeking advice on what to name her upcoming baby.
Once again, Katherine used Wren as an example of a terrible name, much to OP’s dismay.
She Called Her Name Ridiculous
During a recent family gathering, Katherine expressed even more hatred towards the name Wren.
She called it ridiculous and claimed that parents who chose that name should have their children taken away.
OP Had to Intervene Again
OP intervened and confronted Katherine about her constant use of Wren as an example of a bad name.
OP reminded her that she loved her own name and did not want to hear it being disrespected.
Additionally, OP was upset that Katherine had insulted her parents by making such an extreme statement.
They Were Shocked at the Behavior
The cousin who was present was shocked by Katherine’s behavior and left the gathering.
In response to OP’s confrontation, Katherine argued that she should be able to say what she wants and that OP was being entitled by telling her what she could and could not say.
She Didn’t Think She Was in the Wrong
When OP’s husband overheard the argument, he suggested that they leave and told Katherine that she had gone too far. Despite this, Katherine insists that OP was the one who overstepped.
Reddit Users Agreed with OP’s Stance
Reddit users overwhelmingly sided with the original poster, calling the sister-in-law a bully and advising the original poster to limit contact with her.
Some suggested that the sister-in-law’s behavior might stem from jealousy or a deeper problem with the original poster. Many also complimented the name Wren as a lovely and unique name.
What do you think? What would you do if you were OP?
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