Mum-to-be banned from family Christmas until she changes daughter’s name

When it comes to baby names, it's never going to be simple making a decision.

And then when you've got an idea, maybe the rest of your family don't agree with it.

That's a problem one woman is currently facing after she came clean about her baby name choice.

In January, the mum-to-be, 27, and her 25-year-old partner hope to welcome a baby girl.

The couple plan to name her Romelia – and her family don't want her round on Christmas unless she changes it.

Writing on Reddit, she said: "We are naming her Romelia, which is a combination of two names in our family, Romana and Camelia."

She added: "We originally worried it may seem 'made up' name but upon further research we found out it's a real Italian name.

"Neither me or my partner have Italian heritage but we see girls native to this country named Isabella, Lucia, Alessia, Luna, etc.

"We didn't think she would seem out of place with the name Romelia.

"My parents were on board with the name as Camelia was my maternal gran who we lost two years ago and we still miss her dearly."

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The woman told how Romana was the name of her partner's cousin, who they lost to cancer during her early years.

But the mum-to-be's sister objected the idea and claims the little girl needs a more modern name.

She wrote: "My sister however is against naming our daughter after 'dead people she'll never meet'.

"Also she says the name sounds old fashioned and that she needs a more modern name to 'fit in more' so she doesn't get bullied."

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Since she told her sister she won't change the name, she began to limit contact with her during the pregnancy.

But now the woman's parents claim she's abandoned her sister and the wider family want to ban her from the Christmas video call.

Since she shared the dilemma on the open forum, a lot of people assured the woman her sister was overreacting.

One said: "Nobody cares what names your sister likes or suggests. It's not her baby."

The user added: "The rest of your family can mind their own damn business, too, if they want to see you or your daughter.

"At least this Christmas you have a really good excuse to not see them."

Another commented: "Your sister is the one who is causing her own mental health damage here.

"She needs to stop obsessing over what you do or do not name your child.

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