The couple want to honor the way they met, but the future grandmother has other ideas. Photo / 123rf
A couple who met while playing an online video game together decided to name their child after a character from one of the games – and the man’s mother is not happy with the new.
The man shared on Reddit the story of his baby’s name and his mother’s reaction, asking people if he was wrong.
“My wife and I are both great players. We met playing an online game together and that’s important to us,” the man wrote.
“My wife and I were very moved by the story of Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2. We consider him to be one of the best fictional characters of all time. I have been playing video games for a long time and his story is the only one to make me cry, “he continued.
“It was my wife who suggested that we use Arthur Morgan as a first and middle name for our son. Not only would we be paying homage to our favorite character, but there is nothing wrong or ‘weird’ about the names. , other than Arthur is a bit old-fashioned now. But it’s not like we call him Sonic the Hedgehog or Donkey Kong. “
The man’s mother and the baby’s future grandmother were not happy with the idea.
He explained that this was the first baby from both sides of the family, which probably adds to everyone’s excitement.
His mother pressured him to name the baby after his brother, who died 25 years ago.
The future father says he has no recollection of his uncle, as he was only one year old when he died.
When the future grandmother found out what they were planning to name the baby, she made no secret of her disappointment.
“She actually drove 30 minutes to our house so she could knock on our door and scold us in person for honoring someone who doesn’t actually exist compared to her flesh and blood brother.” , remembers the man.
“When we tried gently (then firmly) to tell her that we respected her position but weren’t going to move on ours, she came out and told us that she would have nothing to do with our son and would never recognize him as a family. “
Reddit users overwhelmingly agreed that the man and his wife should stick to their guns about the name they’ve chosen.
“Your child, you and your mate’s choice. It’s simple,” one person said.
“Definitely. OP’s mom also forgets that it’s the name that matters no matter where they got it from. Arthur is a perfectly normal name,” someone else said.