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Gender Reveal Party Turns Sour After In-Laws Claim Their Son Has More Rights To Name The Baby “Since He Is The Real Dad”
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Gender Reveal Party Turns Sour After In-Laws Claim Their Son Has More Rights To Name The Baby “Since He Is The Real Dad”

Recently, Reddit user Papa_in-waiting1762 has taken it to the AITA community to ask people for advice after he got into a heated argument with his parents-in-law.

The author and his husband have been married for over 5 years, and already have a 3-year-old adopted daughter. However, this past year they decided to start a journey via surrogacy. “Since I have a low sperm count, it is my husband’s sperm and an egg donor (a friend of ours),” Papa_in-waiting1762 wrote in a post that caused quite a stir on the community.

But during the gender reveal party, things did not go quite as planned. Turns out, the parents-in-law insisted on picking a name for the baby and were not happy to hear the author had already done it. What followed turned into a nasty conflict that ruined the vibe and divided the family.

Recently, this dad shared how his parents-in-law told him he has no right in deciding the name for his own baby since “he isn’t a biological dad”

Image credits: Felipe Salgado (not the actual photo)

This is the whole post that the dad wrote on the AITA community, wondering if he hasn’t overreacted

Later, the author provided some more context about the whole situation

And this is how people reacted to the story

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Melissa Rodriguez
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2 months ago

I'd be worried for their daughter too. Since she was adopted and this new baby is a blood relative, grandma might not consider her as a "real" grandkid.

Amy S
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2 months ago

My first thought too, she might get sidelined now.

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Rachael Sampson
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2 months ago

It wasn't just the mother in law. The father in law was just as horrible too. They're both awful. Those two men are their children's parents. PERIOD.

Diane Knight
Community Member
2 months ago

Some folks don't even have a firm name till the birth is closer. With our first baby, we didn't have one till 2 weeks before he was born, and it was between hubby and me, period! our second child was between 2 names, one reflected a redhead and if blonde was a different one ( had the redhead). Either way, the grandparents/aunts or uncles could only agree or disagree but not offer any of their opinions. Bottom line, parents name their children, it's an A and B discussion and everyone can C themselves out of it.

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Lily Mae Kitty
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2 months ago

oh noes, their behavior had consequences! So, by their thinking, this couple's daughter isn't their REAL daughter b/c she was adopted. Will they only treat this coming child as their REAL grandchild b/c blood?

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Melissa Rodriguez
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd be worried for their daughter too. Since she was adopted and this new baby is a blood relative, grandma might not consider her as a "real" grandkid.

Amy S
Community Member
2 months ago

My first thought too, she might get sidelined now.

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Rachael Sampson
Community Member
2 months ago

It wasn't just the mother in law. The father in law was just as horrible too. They're both awful. Those two men are their children's parents. PERIOD.

Diane Knight
Community Member
2 months ago

Some folks don't even have a firm name till the birth is closer. With our first baby, we didn't have one till 2 weeks before he was born, and it was between hubby and me, period! our second child was between 2 names, one reflected a redhead and if blonde was a different one ( had the redhead). Either way, the grandparents/aunts or uncles could only agree or disagree but not offer any of their opinions. Bottom line, parents name their children, it's an A and B discussion and everyone can C themselves out of it.

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Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
2 months ago

oh noes, their behavior had consequences! So, by their thinking, this couple's daughter isn't their REAL daughter b/c she was adopted. Will they only treat this coming child as their REAL grandchild b/c blood?

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