By futuremum - 22/03/2012 17:14 - United Kingdom - Bristol
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Ermintrude is a name that you joke like ethelburga not one you name a child, they would be teased.
63, they spelt fuck like that so it wasn't the full swear word. also, yes, some people may (somehow) find Ermintrude a nice name but op clearly doesn't so she shouldn't feel obliged to call her child that! The child will get bullied, some names are meant to stay buried! I hope she names it something decent!
By the looks of the thumbs I think not. Plus, people either hate twilight like me. YEAH I SAID IT TWILIGHT SUX! Or, they realize every time some actress or singer gets über popular everyone goes and names their daughter that thinking that they're being "creative/original". ( examples: Britney, Ashely, & Emma)
So am I the only that looked up the meaning of the name? Yes okay here some info on it. Ermintrude Variant form: Trudy Origin: German, also known to be used in French Possible Meanings: 1) All loved 2) Universal strength Now people stop criticizing a name especially if you don't know the meaning behind it. Just cause it sounds stupid at first doesn't mean it is a stupid name. There is always a strong meaning behind names so never criticize them. Now I'm not saying for OP to give the kid the name because that's her choice but it would be nice to consider that her mother-in-law is asking her to name the child after her late mother which means it's a really special request.
177 - you have a valid point. However, judging by the wording of the FML, it seems like the mother-in-law has crossed the line from making a "special request" to being overbearing, pushy, and disrespectful. She wasn't wrong to request once (especially if the name has some family significance), but should have dropped the matter after being told no.
Since you're the one giving birth you should get at least a little more say in the name.
I disagree. I think men involved in their pregnant wife/girlfriend/fiancee's (etc.) life should have a right to helping with the name. It's not like she has a baby daddy who's not around. But I wholeheartedly agree the name OP's monster-in-law wants is repulsive.
Some people just don't understand how viciously their child will be teased/bullied because of a poor name choice... it makes me sad :(
OP, i had to name my newborn daughter Sacageweanisha - get over it.
#14: Someone held a gun to your head on that one? Cause that's pretty much the only way I could see that name getting by. Family should have input, not be the deciding factor in choosing a name. If you named your kid that, against your will, because family said so, you have no spine and deserved what you got.