Dad faces backlash over reaction to daughter’s ‘normal’ life decision

A mom and her ex-husband are arguing about their daughter’s nickname. The mom went on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” to settle the issue. The father seemed to get upset when she started to call her daughter Elle, instead of her given name Ethel. “When I was pregnant, my ex-husband repeatedly requested we name her after his dead mother, Ethel. I wasn’t a fan but after a while, I relented”. “My ex and I divorced two years later and I took to calling her Elle as a nickname”. The 10-year-old told her father to call her by the nickname, which seemed to set him off. “He is furious with me for starting this nickname and basically erasing why he wanted to name her after his mom,” she said. Reddit users felt the decision was up to the daughter. “That’s completely her choice because it’s her name,” she said