It often takes a lot of time to pick the perfect name for your baby. Searching for just the right one may start not long after you find out you're pregnant, but could take until your little one is born before you decide. Whether it's because your short list is too long or you and your partner have vastly different ideas, picking the perfect name can be stressful - it's a lot of pressure after all. So when your baby grows up and informs you that they don't approve of your choice it can be heart breaking, especially as you've loved the name since you finally decided all those years ago. But is it fair to disapprove of your child's wish to change their name? A post on Mumsnet sparked debate amongst parents who wanted to have their say on the matter. The original poster wrote: "DD (darling daughter) is 13. "She had recently been saying she wants to change her first name as it is “old fashioned” and says that with our surname it sounds like an old ladies name. "I’m … [Read more...] about Mumsnet debate sparked over children changing their names
Choosing your baby's name can often take the entirety of your pregnancy or even longer. It's a huge decision, so the pressure is on the find the right name that you love and think your baby will suit. So if you baby grows up and decides their name is the worst in the world, it can be heart-breaking for the parents who tried so hard to make it perfect. But is it fair to disapprove of your child's wish to change their name? A post on Mumsnet sparked debate amongst parents who wanted to have their say on the matter. The original poster wrote: "DD (darling daughter) is 13. "She had recently been saying she wants to change her first name as it is “old fashioned” and says that with our surname it sounds like an old ladies name. "I’m heartbroken as it is a name we picked for her because we loved it. "We can’t really shorten her name and we’ve never used the associated nickname. I just can’t my head around calling her something else. "AIBU (am I being … [Read more...] about Mumsnet post sparks debate around children changing their name
A fed-up mum has unleashed her wrath after a disappointing family camping trip to Cornwall. Following a spike in interest caused by the BBC show, Visit Cornwall tourism board has had to step in to tackle overcrowding during the summer. But Cornwall Live reports that one mum was far from impressed with her trip. The tired parent, who nicknamed herself 'TimeToGoHomeNow', took to Mumsnet shortly before 4am on Monday. She writes: "Currently being battered by the wind in a tent in Cornwall at 3:30am so I accept that I may be being a bit unreasonable here but... "Am I being unreasonable [AIBU] to be so disappointed in how our holiday is turning out? After months of sweating away at work in the heat, we come away on our first camping trip as a family and apart from one day, the weather has been utterly rubbish for the last eight days. "Camping is not the fun holiday I remember it being... Trudging through the mud to go to the toilet in a portacabin, air beds that keep deflating, showers … [Read more...] about Mumsnet user likens Cornwall trip to apocalypse film in hilarious parenting rant
Mumsnet is the perfect place for parents to get together and rant, whether its about the kids, their other half or in this case a disappointing family holiday. One mum has unleashed her wrath on the online forum, after a camping trip to Cornwall went awry. The hilarious rant received a wave of support from other understanding parents who sympathise with the pain of "trudging through the mud to go to the toilet in a portacabin." Since BBC's hit show Poldark hit our screens, Cornwall's beaches have been overrun with fans - prompting authorities to try and deter visitors. According to Cornwall Live, only recently, the Visit Cornwall tourism board stepped in to avoid overcrowding at Kynance Cove and Porthcurno Beach, which had both fallen victim to over-tourism. It has also been noticeably busier than normal in other locations, something that this parent certainly wasn't prepared for... The tired parent, who nicknamed herself 'TimeToGoHomeNow', took to Mumsnet shortly before 4am on Monday … [Read more...] about Hilarious Mumsnet rant compares family holiday to apocalypse film
A NEW mum accidentally named her baby after her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend – she's not happy. By Christine Younan / Published 11th July 2018 GETTY STOCK IMAGE BABY NAMES 2018: A mum is raging after making one silly mistake after the birth of her daughter Choosing baby names is supposed to be one of the most special moments of parenthood.The tough task can often take days, weeks or even months to decide.However, one mum was left livid after finding out her daughter shares the same name as her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend.Taking to popular parenting website Mumsnet, she captioned her post “FURIOUS”. GETTY STOCK IMAGE MUMSNET AIBU: The woman named her baby girl after her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend “I just wish he didn’t tell me!” Mumsnet user She wrote: “We had decided on Sophie for a name and my OH (other half) has just told me it is an ex-girlfriends name!!! Wtf.“He tried to justify it saying it was a daft under … [Read more...] about Mum left FURIOUS after she realises her baby name blunder – is she overreacting?