My husband tried to trick me into naming our daughter after his ex – he says he'll always have feelings for her

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My husband tried to trick me into naming our daughter after his ex – he says he’ll always have feelings for her

UNLESS you pick something VERY rogue, you're probably always going to know someone who has the same name as your baby.

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But while we can get over long-lost school friends or an old colleague, most mums and dads would probably draw the line at naming their kids after a significant person like an ex.

My husband tried to trick me into naming our daughter after his ex – he says he’ll always have feelings for her

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The mum was devastated after finding out why her husband REALLY wanted to name their daughter Tiffany Credit: Getty

That said, this clearly isn't the case for one dad-to-be – who thought it would be appropriate to try and trick his wife into giving their daughter his first love's name.

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Posting on Reddit's “Am I The A******” forum, the woman explained how she was struggling to decide what they were going to call their baby girl.

But as soon as her husband suggested Tiffany, she instantly fell in love.

She wrote: “I asked him where he got it from and he told me that he heard it while watching a movie and it stuck with him. I didn’t think much of it.”

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A few days later, the mum-to-be was FaceTiming her sister-in-law when she let slip that Tiffany had been the name of her husband's high school girlfriend.

She continued: “She told me that my husband dated a girl named Tiffany from 10th grade until they were juniors in college.

“While I knew my husband had a long relationship in high school and college, I never knew the girls name.”

Needless to say, the woman got off the phone as quickly as she could to confront her husband about it.

Despite his best efforts to blow it off, he eventually admitted that his sister was telling the truth.

She continued: “He tried to convince me that it wasn’t a big deal but IT IS to me.

“1. He lied to me about where the name came from. 2 I don’t want to look at my daughter every day and remember that she’s named after my husbands ex-girlfriend.

“3. It makes me feel like he still loves her… as far as I know, they’re not in contact and haven’t been since they broke up.”

In a follow-up post, the mum revealed that his ex-girlfriend had recently contacted him because she was getting cold feet before her wedding.

The reason he suggested the name was because he knew he couldn't leave me to be with her so he wanted something to honour her with

She continued: “My husband admitted that talking to her made him realise he never stopped having feelings for her but he loved me too.

“The reason he suggested the name was because he knew he couldn't leave me to be with her so he wanted something to honour her with.”

Unsurprisingly, other members of the forum rallied around the mum-to-be and were astounded by her husband's behaviour.

One replied: “It is completely inappropriate for him to expect you to be ok with naming your kid after an ex of his.

“If the shoe were on the other foot, would he be ok with naming your child after an ex boyfriend of yours?”

Another added: “What your husband did was really shady and I can't blame you for being suspicious of his reasons.”

Meanwhile, a third replied: “Even if you would have been okay with the name originally had he been honest, now it's tainted by the fact that he lied to you about it.”

For more parenting stories, this mum is refusing to give her son her husband’s surname – his parents are furious but she claims it’s unfair on her family

And this mum-of-8 revealed she's had to customise kitchen so everyone can sit down – she's had utensils made so I cook enough food too.

Plus this couple gave their son a unique name – he doesn’t respond to it because he’s convinced he’s called something VERY different.

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