I changed my daughter’s name while my wife slept after giving birth

PARENTS often disagree on what to name their newborns, but this father took it a step further when he changed his daughter’s name while his wife slept.

Having just given birth to his second child, this Reddit user defied his wife’s desire to give the newborn girl her chosen name.

His wife was fast asleep when he secretly changed the newborn's name


His wife was fast asleep when he secretly changed the newborn’s namePhoto credit: Getty

The couple had previously agreed that he would name the firstborn son and she the first girl.

However, his wife had also decided that she would choose both children’s middle names as she bore them, and they would have that family’s surname.

He admitted he “didn’t bother with middle names” at first, but during the pregnancy due to his grandmother’s death, he decided he’d like to give the baby his grandmother’s name as a middle name.

The new father gave up after his wife disagreed with the name choice, opting instead for one she had already chosen, a traditional name passed down from her side of the family.

When their daughter was born, a nurse handed him the paperwork to give the child a name, the Reddit user took his chance and gave his daughter whatever middle name he wanted while his wife was sound asleep.

“It’s been three days and my wife is treating me in silence.” He said, “And even my family said it was a cruel thing.”

After he opened up about the name change, his wife was furious and said she would change it the way she wanted.

But “You need both parents to sign off on the name change,” he added, refusing to sign off on the change.

Other Reddit users were amazed at the dad’s ruse: “Your wife was probably still in pain after the birth and instead of being there to comfort her, you’re pulling this train.”

The couple had previously agreed on the chosen name


The couple had previously agreed on the chosen namePhoto credit: Getty

While others had similar experiences, they said, “My father did the same thing to my mother after my sister was born,” adding that “none of them have forgiven him.”

Other readers took a more light-hearted approach, joking that “You could have just given the baby two middle names!”

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/17796559/changed-daughters-name-while-wife-asleep/ I changed my daughter’s name while my wife slept after giving birth

Dais Johnston

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