A pregnant woman has shared that her husband wanted to name their baby after a well-known serial killer.
The 35-year-old mom took to Reddit and explained that she and her husband are expecting their first child after struggling with miscarriage and fertility in the past.
But when her husband’s grandfather tragically died, he wanted to name their baby after him.
“As such, my husband has suggested that we name the baby after grandpa; Theodore if it’s a boy, Theodora if it’s a girl. Either way, we will either call them Teddy, or Theo/Thea respectively,” she wrote.
The pregnant mom has no problems with these names but there is a problem when it is paired with their last time.
“The issue is that our last name is Bounde; pronounced bun-dee,” she shared.
“I asked my husband, do you really see no issue in naming our kid Teddy Bounde? You don’t think that would raise any questions?”
Ted Bundy was an American serial killer who abducted, assaulted, and killed numerous young women during the 1970s.
But the woman’s husband doesn’t see the issue.
“I told him he needs to think about how we will be perceived, how our child will be treated, and the implications that that name inherently carries. I literally had to spell out why that would be a horrible idea, and he still thinks I just hate his grandpa,” the woman continued.
“I told him no, grandpa was named in 1930 when the name Teddy Bounde wouldn’t have been a problem. However, since certain events in the 70s & 80s, there’s no feasible way we can give this name to our kid and not cause issues.
“He kept pushing and pushing until I blew up and told him to stop with the idiotic suggestion, and that’s what it is; idiotic at best, sociopathic at worst. He got extremely upset and told his family and my parents, who are divided.”
“His family is obviously on his side and wants to honor grandpa (by) naming the baby after him. My parents are torn but on my side, as they understand the social pariah we would make our child by giving them such a similar name to the person who did such abhorrent and downright evil things to so many women.
“I mean, personally, I don’t think anyone is just going to assume that we are honoring a passed loved one; they’re just going to think of Ted Bundy.”
People on Reddit were quick to share their thoughts on the matter, with one person writing: “Maybe they could give their child a middle name based on grandpa’s middle name instead?”
Another wrote: “Someone please show him the documentary. It might actually help clear everything up. Thank God for one sane person in this!”
A third added: “Anyone encouraging you to name your kid Ted Bundy, may, in fact, be an in-the-closet murderer.”
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