Mum triggers rift with stepmother over 'insensitive' baby name choice: 'Things are explosive'

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Blending two families together can often be tricky. 

One woman's decision to name her daughter after her biological mother, has left her step mum furious and upset. 

Explaining the situation on Reddit, the new mum wondered if her decision really is 'insensitive' or if her step mother is in the right.

"I had my daughter last month," she wrote. "I named her after my mum because she and I are so close and I loved the idea of my daughter having my mum's name."

"I honestly did not think of my stepmum when I was picking the name, but she was upset when we announced the name and she made it very clear that I was insensitive because she has been in my life since I was 5 and she felt like if I could honor one mom, why not honor both."

The mum went on to explain that it was a 'really awkward conversation' because she wasn't a huge part of her life. 

"I spent most of my time at my mum's growing up and really I was more focused on my relationship with my dad as a kid," she said. 

Unfortunately, even when the mum explained that 'it had not been intended as anything against her', the step mum got even more upset. 

'She told me the least I could have done was warn her," the confused woman wrote. "I guess now I'm just wondering if she was right that at the very least I should have given her a heads up?


Things are pretty explosive now and she's angry and sad."

Redditers were quick to jump to the new mum's defence.

"You are not responsible for your step mother's feelings or expectations.You've named your daughter honoring both sides of her family, how many names was she expecting you to give your daughter?", commented one. 

"She is trying to guilt-trip you," chimed in another.

"A true mother wouldn't make such a big whoop about a grandchild being named after her," said another. "You get to name your kid whatever you want to, and please, don't give her a thousand middle names, just to please people. Having a lot of names can be a real drag."