Mum-to-be cancels baby shower after name backlash

Nola Ojomu

Planning a baby shower is meant to be an exciting time but for one mum-to-be it has been anything but.

In fact, the unnamed woman was forced to cancel her baby shower because of the way her guest were reacting to the name she has chosen for her child.

The mum-to-be had used her unborn baby’s name, Squire Sebastian Senator, as the name for her party and the reaction from her friends and family to the unique moniker certainly wasn’t what she had expected.

A mum-to-be was forced to cancel her baby shower because of the way her guest were reacting to the name she chose for her child. Photo: HBO
A mum-to-be was forced to cancel her baby shower because of the way her guest were reacting to the name she chose for her child. Photo: HBO

In a blistering message posted to the group – and shared on Reddit – she wrote: “Dear Members of the Squire Sebastian Senator Babyshower, I have a really important announcement to make. It brings me pain to have to tell you this, but I am cancelling the event. I will text you soon if you’re invited to my smaller, more inclusive party. At least here no one will judge me.

“Why? Why am I doing this? Because y’all have been talking s**t about my unborn baby. AN UNBORN CHILD. How can you judge an unborn child?? What is wrong with you??

“To say this frankly, my friends and family have treated me like total s**t. They’ve spread rumours and lies about my child. No, I am not crazy. No, I am not mentally unstable. No, I was not drunk when I named my child.

The woman wrote a long message telling off those who mocked the name and insisting she will not change it. Photo: Reddit
The woman wrote a long message telling off those who mocked the name and insisting she will not change it. Photo: Reddit

Her rant then continued: “His name is Squire Sebastian Senator. That is that. You cannot force me to change his name. This is that name I was meant to give hime. No, that is not his full name.

“‘Squire Sebastian Senator’ is only his first name. This is how it will be. He will not be allowed to have a nickname, he is to be called by his full and complete first name.

“I never knew my family could be so judgemental. We come from a long lasting family of both squires and senators. If you look back in our family tree, the survival of this clan is literally rooted in squiredom. We are all related to senators too. This name conveys power. It conveys wealth. It conveys success.”

She revealed she will have a smaller ceremony with those who hadn’t judged the unique name choice. Photo: Getty
She revealed she will have a smaller ceremony with those who hadn’t judged the unique name choice. Photo: Getty

The mum-to-be then added: “My baby’s name WILL be a revolution. It will push people to question everything. Why name your baby boring and over-used names like Joshua, Brian, Sam, Nick, Mark, Bella, Marina, etc… when you can name it something special.

“Squire Sebastian Senator will live a powerful, wholesome life. His confidence will not dimish simply because his name is out of the ordinary. Instead, he will be extraordinary. F*** you all. Fake a** family. You won’t get to be part of my baby’s life and it’s all because you had to judge him.”

Online reaction

Her family and friends clearly weren’t a fan of the name, and neither were Reddit users as they mocked the message and name choice.

One wrote: “It’s gonna be fine because unfortunately this kid won’t have any friends to call him nicknames. Poor kid will be picked on his whole life.”

Another teased: “With SSS in his initials, it would be criminal not to call him Snake.”

While one added: “No one’s talking s*** about your unborn baby. They’re talking s*** about your poor naming choices.”

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