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‘My husband wants to name our twins after Minecraft – I’d rather get a divorce’

A mum-to-be has found herself at loggerheads with her husband when choosing names for their twin sons – he wants to name them after Minecraft creators, but she refuses

Pregnant woman looking stressed (Stock Photo)
She declared that she would rather divorce her husband than give her children these names (Stock Photo)

Choosing a name for a baby can be tricky, especially when parents often have wildly different ideas as to what makes a good name.

For one mum-to-be, naming her unborn twin sons has proven to be a particularly difficult task, given that her husband is stubbornly set on two names in particular.

As a huge fan of Minecraft, her 34-year-old husband wants his children to be named after two of the game creators, Notch and Jeb.

The expectant mother, also 34, isn’t keen on these name choices at all, and personally feels that it would be “dehumanising” to name their kids after a game.

However, her Minecraft-mad spouse is refusing to waver on the issue, resulting in the couple having a heated argument.

Her husband is a huge fans of Minecraft, and wants to paly the game with his sons (Stock Photo)

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Taking to Reddit, the pregnant woman claimed that her other half is “a big Minecraft fan”, who “builds stuff on the game a lot and has Minecraft posters”.

Wanting to pass this passion down to his sons, the husband hopes to play his beloved sandbox game with them one day and intends to name them accordingly.

However, the poster – who goes by the username u/minecraphater – fears that calling their children Notch and Jeb would open them up to cruel taunts from bullies, and has put her foot down.

She wrote: “I told my husband that I want to give our children regular names, not after Minecraft because they are not objects, and my husband got really defensive about it saying that he should be able to choose because he is their father and I never gave any name suggestions.

“I will never name my children after Minecraft because I don’t want them to get bullied and feel like it’s dehumanising to name them after a game.”

Unfortunately, her husband wasn’t swayed by her reservations and is sticking firm to the name choices regardless of her thoughts on the matter.

The poster continued: “I told my husband that I’d rather get a divorce than name our kids after Minecraft and he got really angry and raised his voice.

“I’m pregnant and my hormones maybe made me really emotional because I started crying. A few hours after that, we calmed down and I asked him again and he said he will for sure name the kids Notch and Jeb.”

Her fellow Reddit users have urged her to stay strong on this one, calling out her husband for his refusal to compromise.

One person wrote: “Start looking up names you like and suggesting those, but tell him Notch and Jeb are absolutely not going to be their names and you will not compromise on those two names.

“He is their father and he does get a say, but a say is very different than naming them outright when you explicitly said ‘not those names’. You are their mother and have as much a say in this as he does.”

Another advised: “If he’s refusing to compromise on this, that’s a gigantic red flag for your relationship. I know we’re just strangers on the internet who don’t know your life, but holy heck how irresponsible can you be to insist on video game names and not even take the mother of the children’s opinion into account.

“That reeks of utter disrespect towards you that will likely filter into other areas of yours and your children’s life.”

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