A new mother told Slate her mother-in-law convinced her husband to change the name of her newborn son while she was asleep, recovering from an emergency C-section.

The woman, nicknamed “Mama Bear”, wrote to Slate asking for advice on what to do now that the name change had happened.

“My son is two-months-old, and I just discovered my husband spelled our son’s middle name as ‘Finlay’ instead of ‘Finley’ on all of his legal documentation,” her letter began.

“I, of course, am furious, because I told him I was fine with the middle name but it had to be spelled Finley—and he agreed before our son was ever born.”

“I discovered this all when I went looking for his Social Security card and birth certificate to file them away properly,” the American mum wrote. “He says he regretted it as soon as the card came and has been afraid to tell me.”

The husband says he as “guilt-tripped” by his mother to change the boy’s name without consulting his wife.

She says her mother-in-law is a “manipulator” and called her act “disrespectful”.

She also called out her husband in the letter for going behind her back and said she intends to change the boy’s name back to what she intended it to be.

Source: NZ Herald

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