CHOOSING YOUR child’s name is a massive decision, one that you won’t want to take lightly.
Many people will want to give their child a unique name, one that no other member of their family has.
But one mum was left fuming after her baby name was taken by her brother-in-law.
But to make matters worse, the woman’s brother-in-law wasn't using the name for his child, he was instead reserving it for his new puppy.
The woman was less than impressed at this and called the man rude and unreasonable.
Refusing to change his dog's name, the woman ended up turning his family against him.
Now, the man has taken to Reddit, to explain how he has been waiting more than a year to adopt a dog after the pandemic – and used that time to pick the name.
He explained: "I am not really one to care about dog names.
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“I have a dog names centrifuge, for example, like usually I just give random names that I come up with on the spot.
"But this dog I had planned for a year in advance.
"At the beginning of 2020, I got in touch with a breeder to get my dream dog, a beautiful clumber spaniel.
“The litter was born 10-weeks-ago so this has been a plan for a long time.
"Fast forward and my sister-in-law is pregnant and finds out it is a girl.
“We are all so excited and happy and wondering about the name and she said Maybeline.
"I didn't really think much of it at the spot but I did make a comment about how that is what my puppy will be called.
"My sister-in-law took me aside and asked me if I can change the name to something else and I said I would think about it."
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However, the man revealed that he didn’t want to change his dog’s name and so went ahead and called his puppy Maybeline.
He added: "When I told my family everyone was so angry with me saying I was being rude and insulting my brother and my niece.
"I had planned this name before my niece was even conceived.
“I am not going to change it but am I being an a****** about it?"
However, the man wanted to fix things with his sister-in-law so came up with an idea.
He continued: "I will call my dog May for short as a nickname while keeping Maybeline as her registered name.
"I am not allowed to tell everyone their daughter is named after my dog.
"It's a bit of a dumb agreement because British people will shorten the shortest of names.
"Your name is James? Not anymore Jay. Your name is Amy? Not anymore Ames.
"So their kid and my dog will just both be called May for short. I find this hilarious and I will not tell them this changes nothing."
Many Reddit users shared their thoughts on the awkward name situation.
One user said: "She knew what you were going to call your pup and asking you to change that now is rude.”
Another added: "Now if I as a kid found out the dog had the same name as me I wouldn't be happy either."
A third commented: "I don't know why people get upset about pets and children sharing names – they act like it's gonna bring such shame on the kid.
"I have a friend who's dog has the same name as a nickname everyone calls my daughter and she loves visiting her dog friend who has the same name as her, she thinks it's awesome."
Meanwhile, I gave my dog a funny name to suit my sense of humour…but my mum says it’s “too embarrassing” and refuses to walk him.
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Also, I HATE my dog’s name – I’m embarrassed every time I take him out & I’m tired of explaining what his ‘weird’ name means.
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