Mom threatens to 'financially cut off' son over baby name drama

A mom sparked backlash after she shared the reasonwhy she is considering cutting off her son financially.She shared her family’s recent breakdownon Reddit’s AITA (Am I The A******) forum.“When I was four months pregnant, my son, whowas in college at the time, told me that he hadgotten his girlfriend pregnant,” she wrote. “I wasn’tvery happy, but I’ve been supportive and I’ve giventhem a lot of financial assistance”.She wrote that when her daughter was born twomonths ago, she named her Clara — and her son’sgirlfriend went “ballistic” and claimed that theywere going to name their daughter Clara.“My son asked me if I would considerchanging Clara’s name. I said no andhe stormed out of the house”.The next day, the Redditor’s son andhis girlfriend told her that they wantto name their daughter Paxtyn .“[My son’s girlfriend] said she is going to like itwhen I have to tell my friends I have a granddaughternamed Paxtyn … So she pretty much said she hatesme more than she loves her daughter”.“I also said if they name their daughterPaxtyn just to be spiteful I will not give themany further assistance,” she wrote.Commenters had strong feelingsabout the matter — and most ofthem were on the mom’s side."If they really are choosing a name to spite you,while also treating you rudely, I don’t blameyou for wanting to cut him off financially”.Others thought the Redditorhad the wrong approach.“You played this wrong. You should havegushed about the name Paxtyn – just been reallysupportive and talked about how you couldn’twait to meet baby Pax … might even motivatethem to change it to something else”

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