After reading a report saying that Kris Jenner told Kanye West she wanted his baby to have a "K" name, I can't help but want to yell, "Oh, hell no!" at the top of my lungs.
Supposedly Kris was all bummed out when Kourtney Kardashian chose to forgo the "K" name tradition for her two kids, Mason and Penelope. So naturally, when Kim Kardashian turned up preggo, Kris figured this was her big chance to finally get the "K" grandchild she's always dreamed of.
And while Kim is reportedly on board with making mama Kris happy, Kanye isn't having it. Get this one: he thinks he and Kim should be the ones to choose their baby's name -- not his future mother-in-law. (The nerve!)
You know what? He's absolutely right. (You tell her, Kanye!)
A baby's name is nobody's business but his mom and dad's. In-laws are the last people who should have a say in whatever moniker winds up being chosen.
While my own in-laws never said one word to me and my husband about what we should or should not name our son, I can't help but wonder if they were disappointed when we strayed from family tradition with what we called him.
You see, every boy on my mother-in-law's side of the family has one of two middle names, Hunter or Marshall. When we found out we were expecting a boy, I knew there was no way in hell we'd go with Hunter, because our last name is Fischer. Um, Hunter Fischer? I don't think so. I can still hear the mountain man jokes running through my head.
And Marshall? I just wasn't feeling it. And it didn't fit with the first name we'd chosen anyway.
(Besides, our son has my husband's last name, so it's not like he isn't carrying on the family surname or anything like that.)
I guess we got lucky because no one gave us a hard time or tried to influence what we named our baby.
But if I ever have a second one, I think I'll just go ahead and put it out there that input from family members will not be welcome.
(But it's cool, because I'm on the "one and done" plan anyway.)
Did your in-laws try and influence what you named your baby?
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