Which parent to honor?
I was raised by two amazing women, my mother and her partner, who I also consider to be my mom. I'm now expecting another baby and after naming my eldest children after my father and his mother to strengthen ties with that side of my heritage that I grew up away from, I'm having trouble with honoring my moms.
My father and moms never got along very well and he and his side are against me naming my baby after my step-mom. I really don't want this to drive a wedge in our relationship because it took us so long to rekindle it. At the same time, my step-mom is so very special to me that I feel I'm obliged to remember her in my baby's name after all she did and does for me.
My dad is pushing me to name the baby after a very dear aunt (it's a name I have always loved and she was also very special to me), but a part of me thinks that my mom trumps all, even if her name isn't the prettiest in the world.
Sun, 02/07/2016 - 5:46pm