'My mother-in-law tattooed my baby's name on her arm - but we want to change it'

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She wants to change his name - but doesn
She wants to change his name - but doesn't want to upset her mother-in-law (stock photo) (Image: Getty Images/Tetra images RF)

When it comes to naming a baby, many parents wait until after their child is born to announce their choice to their family and friends. But one couple have been left questioning whether they should have waited even longer after having a last-minute change of heart.

The mum explained how she gave birth two weeks ago - and already her mother-in-law has her son's name proudly tattooed on her arm. But after meeting her son, she doesn't feel like his name is the right fit. She told Mumsnet: "We have just had a baby two weeks ago and my mother-in-law immediately tattooed my baby boy's name on her arm.

'My mother-in-law tattooed my baby's name on her arm - but we want to change it' rriqudirriezinvHis name doesn't 'fit right' now she has met her son (stock photo) (Getty Images/Westend61)

"However, we have since had a change of heart on the name - what a nightmare!

"We didn't ask her to, or knew she was doing it. It's obviously really sweet of her to do it so that's not the problem it's more just now we don't want to call him that."

The woman has been trying to "talk herself into keeping the name" for the sake of her mother-in-law - but she just can't go along with it.

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She added: "I feel awful - It doesn't sit right. How on earth do we handle this?"

While most users couldn't help but laugh at the woman's unfortunate situation, others claim she has nothing to worry about because the mother-in-law decided to get the tattoo off her own back.

One user said: "It's really not your problem, to be honest. It was entirely her decision, and not something most people would do.

'My mother-in-law tattooed my baby's name on her arm - but we want to change it'Her mother-in-law surprised them with the tattoo (stock photo) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

"You're entirely within your rights to change your minds, it's still very early days and you're only getting to know him."

Another user added: "Oh yikes. Perhaps she should have waited until you registered your baby."

A third user said: "No way would I keep a name I didn't actually want to use because someone had decided to tattoo it on their body. Use the name you like. She can have laser removal or a cover up."

One more user added: "If you want to change his name then do so. It's not your fault she rushed out and had it weirdly tattooed onto her body.

"He's your baby and his name will be his for life. She can get her tattoo altered or use that name as a middle one but only if you want to."

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Paige Freshwater

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15.07.2024, 17:44 • Investigation