I’m naming my daughter the same thing as her half-sister – people say I should change it because it’s disrespectful

A MUM has been urged to change the name she's planning to give to her daughter – as it's the same as her half-sister's.

The woman took to Reddit's Am I The Asshole? forum to question whether or not she's in the wrong, explaining that she's having a baby with a man from whom she split last year.

After giving him the choice whether or not he wanted to be in the baby's life, he chose not to be, and the couple broke up a few months' later.

Some time after that, she received a message from the man's wife, who claimed that he'd cheated on her with multiple women.

The wife also revealed that the man has a 13-year-old daughter with her.

"Even before we’d broken up, I’d told him that if it was a girl I wanted to name her 'Samantha' (Samantha isn't the actual name but it's a similar long girly name with multiple nicknames)," she explained.

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"It was my sister’s name before she passed away and even before that it was a name I loved for aesthetic reasons, we always talked about naming our daughters after one another before she passed.

"He expressed dislike but I jokingly-but-not-really said it wasn’t really his decision.

"After everything came out in the open, I found out that the reason he was against the name was because his 13-year-old daughter is named… Samantha."

When everything was out in the open, he then asked his ex-girlfriend what she was going to name their baby, to which she answered that she was still planning on going with Samantha.

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When he objected, she reminded him that he had asked not to be involved in their baby's life.

However, her friend has told her that while she doesn't care what happens to the man – it's cruel to the 13-year-old Samantha to choose the same name for her baby half-sister.

The poster added in a comment on the forum: "I am really attached to this name but maybe my friend is right and it's mean to do to his daughter even if he deserves it and doesn't intend on being involved anyway."

People were quick to weigh in on the situation, with one writing: "How do you think your daughter is going to feel when she finds she has an older half sister with the same name?

"And she will find out."

"Literally this exact thing happened to my mother in law (except her mother was the wife getting cheated on. To spite her father for running around on her, she named her daughter after the affair baby.

"At close to 60 you can still tell that it bothers my mother in law. Ffs I hope OP changes the name, or this is rage bait."

"The name isn't for her, it's for her child," another added.

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"Even if OP intends to have no further contact with the other woman and other Samantha, her daughter may one day want to get to know her half-sister.

"Having the same name will definitely be awkward."

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