This probably sounds like common sense, but it’s usually not the best idea to laugh when someone tells you the name they’re going to give their baby.
But let’s take a minute to see what’s happening in this story before we jump to conclusions, okay?
Read this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page and see what you think.
“My BF’s mom is just not a nice person. Classist, snobby, cold, self absorbed, I could go on and on.
From the beginning of our relationship, she has treated me like an inconvenience. She is a professional author and I read some of her work (honestly as a character study) and if her work is any reflection or her world view, wow is all I’m going to say. She very much likes entertaining people and she thinks she is hilarious. People either love her or hate her. I do not like her.
Anyway she is pregnant (had my BF young)and we had a family dinner the other night. That is pretty rare these days because he does put my needs first. Someone asked her if she knew what she was going to name the baby and she said Scarlett. I didn’t think anything of it, fairly popular name. She then said after Scarlett O’Hara because that is her favorite book and the first character she ever liked as a kid, and what made her want to be a writer.
I just think that says so much about her as a person, and to be clear, this is not someone who read the book once, didn’t really get it or whatever. She has a PhD in literature. She is extremely educated and well read. I honestly couldn’t help it and I began laughing.
Her husband got annoyed and asked what was wrong with Scarlett. someone else commented that it was butt ugly, which didn’t seem to phase her. I said it is actually a nice name, but I am laughing at how she just admitted what type of person she is.
She told me I was boring and have fun naming my kid Paisley or whatever, and had an attitude the rest of the night. My BF is on my side, but a couple other family members said I was rude, and that I better not be a hypocrite and expect good boundaries from her when I make life decisions.”
Now let’s see what Reddit users said about this.
This person said this woman is definitely an a**hole.
And another reader said this woman sounds like she’s pretty shallow and immature.
Another individual had a different take on the situation…hmmmm…
What do you think?
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