Woman Brands Husband 'Idiotic' For Wanting To Name Kid After Famous Serial Killer
| Last updated
A mum-to-be has branded her husband ‘idiotic’ after his misguided name suggestion for their baby.
An anonymous woman, 35, took to Reddit to explain that her and her husband, 37, are expecting their first child.
They are yet to find out the gender of the baby, but have come to disagree over possible baby names.
Her husband’s grandad, who he ‘absolutely idolised’, recently passed away, which has left him understandably devastated.
"As such, my husband has suggested that we name the baby after grandpa; Theodore if it’s a boy, Theodora if it’s a girl. Either way, we will either call them Teddy, or Theo/Thea respectively," she said.
The trouble comes when these names are paired with their last names.
"The issue is that our last name is Bounde; pronounced bun-dee," she explained.
"I asked my husband, do you really see no issue in naming our kid Teddy Bounde? You don’t think that would raise any questions?"
But her husband apparently saw no issue with the close connection to infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy.
She continued: "I told him he needs to think about how we will be perceived, how our child will be treated, and the implications that that name inherently carries. I literally had to spell out why that would be a horrible idea, and he still thinks I just hate his grandpa.
"He kept pushing and pushing until I blew up and told him to stop with the idiotic suggestion, and that’s what it is; idiotic at best, sociopathic at worst. He got extremely upset and told his family and my parents, who are divided.
"His family is obviously on his side and wants to honour grandpa [by] naming the baby after him. My parents are torn but on my side, as they understand the social pariah we would make our child by giving them such a similar name to the person who did such abhorrent and downright evil things to so many women.
"I mean, personally, I don’t think anyone is just going to assume that we are honouring a passed loved one; they’re just going to think of Ted Bundy."
Reddit users seemed to be an agreement with the mum-to-be, as one person said: "Anyone encouraging you to name your kid Ted Bundy, may, in fact, be an in-the-closet murderer."
Another begged: “Please do not name your kid, in effect, Ted Bundy. Literally ignore everybody encouraging you to name your kid Ted Bundy.”
A third suggested: "Maybe they could give their child a middle name based on grandpa's middle name instead?"
A fourth said: “Once that kid learns [who Ted Bundy is], they will despise the parents for it.”