Coworker Criticizes My Baby Name Choice, but I Call Her Out On Her Own Hypocrisy

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Choosing a baby name can be a difficult decision, but it becomes even harder when others start to criticize your choice. One woman shared her experience of a coworker criticizing her baby name choice, but she quickly called out the coworker's own hypocrisy. The situation has caused a divide, with some agreeing with the pregnant woman and others siding with the coworker.

What do you think? Is it wrong to give a baby a name inspired by a fictional character, or is it a harmless way to share one's interests with their child? Read the full story to find out more.

Choosing baby names is hard, especially with judgmental coworkers 😒

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Mythology, Harry Potter, and Adventure Time: A winning baby name!

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👶 Considering Minerva for our baby name - coworker criticism

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Minerva may be a magical baby name according to HP fan.

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Standing up for my baby's name against a hypocritical coworker 👶✨

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Naming a baby after a comic character: acceptable or not? 🤔

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Naming baby drama causes coworker cold shoulder 😒

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Don't be a hypocrite, fictional baby names are fair game 😎

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Family divided over baby name choice, brother takes coworker's side 🤔

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Naming baby after Star Wars character, coworker criticizes, AITA?

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Baby name debate leads to coworker hypocrisy call-out 🤔

Choosing a baby name can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to finding one that both parents love. For this couple, Minerva is the front-runner, but it's not without criticism from one of their coworkers. When the topic of names came up, the coworker named Gwen criticized the choice, stating that the couple shouldn't 'force their fandom' on their child.

However, the tables turned when the couple pointed out that Gwen had named her own child after a comic book character. The argument sparked a debate among the couple's family members, with some agreeing that they shouldn't force their fandom on their child, while others pointed out the hypocrisy of Gwen's criticism.

In the end, the couple stands by their choice and their call-out of Gwen's hypocrisy. But the question remains, who is truly in the wrong here? Let's take a look at some of the comments and reactions to this controversial situation.

Commenters agree that Harley and the Joker have a messed up relationship.

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Naming baby after a goddess, NTA called out coworker's hypocrisy 😏

Fritemare | Fritemare

Naming baby after toxic comic book couple criticized for hypocrisy 🙄

TahiniInMyVeins | TahiniInMyVeins

OP's coworker compares herself to Harley and Joker - commenters call out toxicity.

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Fandom-inspired baby names are a controversial choice. One commenter defends them, and another points out the hypocrisy of criticizing someone else's naming choice. 🤔

Hyacathusarullistad | Hyacathusarullistad

Debate over naming baby Minerva from Harry Potter fandom.

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Old-fashioned names are making a comeback, and Minerva is on trend! 🎉

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NTA, coworker criticized baby name choice, Minerva, but hypocritical with Harley.

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Naming baby after HP character sparks coworker's hypocrisy 🔥

ArtisanalPixels | ArtisanalPixels

Comment section full of cringe. 😬

SuperMicklovin | SuperMicklovin

Naming your child after a movie: harmless or too much pressure? 🤔

TigersLovePepper3 | TigersLovePepper3

Defending a baby name choice from hypocritical coworker 🤔💬

QDKeck | QDKeck

Naming a child after a book series: unprofessional or unique? 🤔

Zorgas | Zorgas

Etiquette exists for a reason, keep opinions to yourself 😤🤫

LeechesInCream | LeechesInCream

A disagreement over a baby name choice turns into a debate

Sheess9141 | Sheess9141

Calling out hypocrisy over baby name choice and fandom inspiration 🤔

bedroompopprincess | bedroompopprincess

Defending the name Minerva and calling out hypocrisy. NTA 🙌

Imaginary-Jelly-3565 | Imaginary-Jelly-3565

Calling out coworker's hypocrisy in baby name choice criticism 🤔

SpunGoldBabyBlue | SpunGoldBabyBlue

Naming your baby after a Roman goddess? 👌 Coworker's comment: 💩

Jewish-Mom-123 | Jewish-Mom-123

Calling out coworker's hypocrisy 🤔 #NTA

MakesLoveToGundams | MakesLoveToGundams

Naming baby after Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter fans approve 🧙‍♀️

Ok_Hamster_8505 | Ok_Hamster_8505

Naming your kid after something you like isn't forcing your fandom 🙌

Fastr77 | Fastr77

Mythology vs. Movie: Defending Baby Name Choice 💪

disney_nerd_mom | disney_nerd_mom

Toxic relationship comparisons to Harley Quinn and Joker 🃏💔

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Naming a child after a Harry Potter character is not cringe. NTA 🧙

SourNotesRockHardAbs | SourNotesRockHardAbs

Choosing a name for your child is personal and cultural ❤️

Amiedeslivres | Amiedeslivres

Naming your child after a fandom is okay if it's reasonable 🤔

BabyAquarius | BabyAquarius

Calling out hypocrisy: NTA stands up for baby name choice 👶

DancingRose13 | DancingRose13

Hypocritical coworker gets a taste of her own medicine 😏

RideTheWindForever | RideTheWindForever

Support for name choice and subtle shade thrown at coworker's name choice.

Soulrica | Soulrica

Harley Quinn's love life compared to commenter's, deemed unhealthy 😬

thesimilovesbbq | thesimilovesbbq

Standing up to coworker's hypocrisy. 🙅‍♀️

AlanIsLasta | AlanIsLasta

Defending the baby name Minerva and calling out hypocrisy 🤔

synaesthezia | synaesthezia

Defend your baby name choice, don't let hypocrites ruin it! 👶🏼

xavii62 | xavii62

Standing up for yourself like a boss 🙌🏼 #NTA

juswundern | juswundern

Calling out coworker's hypocrisy over baby name choice. 👊

Faolan67 | Faolan67

Naming her child after a fandom makes her a hypocrite! 🤔

elvaholt | elvaholt

NTA shuts down hypocrite coworker's criticism of baby name choice 🙅‍♀️

Fur_Momma_Cherry96 | Fur_Momma_Cherry96

Naming baby after book character: harmless or overdone? 🤔

Brismaiden | Brismaiden

Naming a baby after a character isn't 'forcing a fandom' 🤔

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Don't dish it if you can't take it 🤷‍♀️

Alpacazappa | Alpacazappa

Mythology buff names baby Minerva, warns of possible nickname issues.

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