I'd be upset too. But some people just don't make the connection. My brother has named his two children the same name as his old dogs. We thought it odd but said nothing. A few YEARS later we were talking about one of the old family pets and he suddenly says, " OMG! I've just realised we've named our children after our old pets!" He was mortified. He had honestly not twigged at the time. I have no idea how he or his wife missed it. Brain freeze I guess.
So its possible she hasn't done it deliberately.
I'd say something though. Get DH to say, um mum, do you realise you've named your cat the same name we'd told you we wanted for our baby. I don't know if you remembered. But we find it distressing, as you can imagine. I'd really appreciate it if you changed then name to something more appropriate.
Most mothers would immediately say how sorry and embarrassed they were and of course they'll change it, it was an innocent mistake.
If she refuses to change the name or gets stroppy about it then she's definitely insensitive and being rather cruel.
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03-01-2012 18:00 #13
I would have punched her in the face!
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03-01-2012 18:01 #14
DH thinks the cat will be dead by time we have a baby so I shouldn't worry and if I want her to change it, I need to talk to her about it.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do, I hate confrontation! I'll probably say something at the right time.
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03-01-2012 18:35 #16
I would be so offended! i agree with nicoletta i would have punched her in the face too and then turned around and stormed out leaving DH to deal with the aftermath
sorry for your loss.
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03-01-2012 18:45 #17Senior Member
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I'm so sorry for your loss
I would definitely be upset if I were you! I'd definitely be asking her why, and explaining how upset it makes you. You have every right to be upset.
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OMG, how incredibly thoughtless. Who does that? - so bloody what if it 'suits the cat' what a pathetic reason. Is she really so blind that she can't see how hurtful that would be?
Grrr i would be so upset. You are not overreacting.
03-01-2012 19:23 #19
Wow, what a price of work. I'd have said something!! I'd ask her to change the cats name tbh.
03-01-2012 19:48 #20
That's so upsetting, you poor girl x
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