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I can’t stand my friends baby names – I pretended to like it to be polite but I’m a terrible liar and she pulled it off

Choosing a name for your child is a very challenging decision for any parent.

After all, you want to give your little one a name that they will not only love but also impress your loved ones.

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But if your friend tells you their child’s name and you don’t like it – what would you do?

Some people would immediately admit they are not a fan, but others would lie to their boyfriend to spare their feelings.

A woman went to Mumsnet and admitted she lied to her friend about liking her child’s name.

But not only did she lie because she liked the name, worse, she was also caught lying which put her in a very difficult situation.

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The woman turned to Mumsnet users for advice, asking if she was being unreasonable.

She wrote: “A friend told me today that she chose the name Susan for her baby.

“I personally don’t like it, but I automatically said, ‘Oh, that’s nice.’

“She just WhatsApped me if I really liked the name as she felt I didn’t like it (oops I’m a fucking liar).

“Would it be unreasonable to admit that I don’t?

“Or should I keep lying about it? (Which I can do more easily via WhatsApp!)”

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Many moms used the thread to share their advice on the situation.

Some felt that she should be honest and reveal her true feelings about the name, while others felt that she should hide her thoughts in order not to upset her friend.

One said: “Keep your honest opinion to yourself, she won’t thank you. While I agree it’s not a name I love, she clearly loves it.”

Another commented: “Don’t tell her you don’t like it, you’ll only piss your girlfriend off. It’s a pretty “normal” name and not like she’d do anything really embarrassing to a kid.”

A third wrote: “You don’t tell her you don’t like her choice of name. It’s not your baby she’s naming, it’s hers.

“You say it’s a beautiful classic name and you’re so excited that you’ll all be meeting their baby soon. This is how a supportive friend behaves.”

A fourth advised: “She asked for your honest opinion so I’d give it. As diplomatically as possible.”

Someone else said: “I think since she asked you, you could give her your opinion without being too blunt.

“I’d probably back off if I said I didn’t really like it, and I’d say something like, ‘I wouldn’t choose it, but I like Susie,’ or ‘Suzanne is a nice alternative.'”

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5623133/hate-friends-baby-name-pretended-liked-it-terrible-liar/ I can’t stand my friends baby names – I pretended to like it to be polite but I’m a terrible liar and she pulled it off

Jessica MacLeish

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