One woman, who has a fraternal twin, decided to steal her sister’s baby name and give it to her cat. After the sister learned about the woman’s behavior, she became very upset and accused her of “stealing” the name and of being a bad sister. Now the woman who took her sister’s baby name for her cat has turned to Reddit to explain her side of the story and to see if she is the a**hole for doing it.
She wrote: “Mindy is my fraternal twin, and I swear that her life has always been easy. I don’t resent her for that, but she has expected things to almost always go her way. Mindy is pregnant with baby 3. She has two sons, Ryan and Dave, who were named after her husband’s grandfather and father. She’s having a girl and is ecstatic. They planned on keeping their name a secret until the birth.
“After an awful year, my fiancée Amy surprised me with a cat. She had planned on surprising me over the holidays, but a lot of shelters were tapped out due to pandemic adoptions. The shelter had named her ‘Ellie,’ and I teared up cuz that was my Nan’sNan’s nickname. She died two years ago, and my life still feels empty without her. Ellie’s sweet demeanor and loving spirit made me feel as if she were a gift sent by NanNan herself. We decided to keep the name as it was as a tribute to her, which Amy thought was sweet and that Ellie was perfect.
“I don’t use social media much, but I decided to post a picture of Ellie snuggled up between Amy and me as a way to introduce our fur baby to the family. I wrote a small blurb about how fitting it is that she shares a name with NanNan due to her sweetness, posted it, and forgot about it after an hour or so.”
The Reddit post continued, “Mindy called me yesterday and started screaming at me for being a coward and ignoring her. Turns out she planned on naming her daughter Eileen after our NanNan and having everyone call her Ellie. Apparently, she unleashed her fury on my private post and berated me for not responding later in the night.
“I was in no f**king mood and hung up on her instead of stooping to her level. She wouldn’t stop calling me, so I texted her to chill the f**k out, and until then, I blocked her and her husband because he started on me after blocking her. When Amy came home, she showed me all of the awful things that Mindy had texted her. I did my best to calm her down, and Amy went to take a hot bath.
“I called my mom. Sadly I knew that she wouldn’t listen to me. She told me that she knew I was close to NanNan, but the name was better suited for a baby. I told her that was ridiculous. She said Mindy is hormonal from the pregnancy and “to be a good sister.”
“I snapped and asked her where Mindy’s compassion was when I learned that I could never carry my own child. I called her up crying that day, and she brushed me off, saying I was being overly dramatic. I asked her if she knew what a hysterectomy was. She went quiet. We didn’t speak again until after I had recovered from the surgery, and I tried to act as if nothing had happened. I still resent her for this.
“My mom told me to grow up, that this name was important to Mindy. I swung low and asked her where Mindy was when NanNan died? In Vegas with her friends even though she was told NanNan wouldn’t survive the weekend. Mindy wanted the name for the glory. I loved NanNan and won’t rename MY fur baby. Mom called me a selfish little c— hung up, and blocked me. I feel so crazy. Amy and my dad seem to be the only people on my side.”
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