My ex-husband gave his new baby the same name as OUR son – he claims he 'didn't realise' but I'm furious | The Sun

PARENTS usually spend months choosing the perfect name for their new-born, thinking about every pro, con and bad nickname that their kid could be left with.

So when one woman's ex-husband confessed that he's named his new baby the same name as their son, she was furious.

The mum revealed that her ex claimed 'hadn’t realised' the names were the same, somehow.

She shared on Mumsnet that her son Barnaby, 11, had never had much in the way of a relationship with his dad and her ex-husband.

"He's never had much input in Barnaby’s life and only sees him averagely once every few months," she explained.

She continued: "My ex has been in a relationship for around two years I gather with a women I have only ever spoken a few words to, as when I drop Barnaby at his house she never seems to be in."

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It was only when her son found out that his dad's new partner was pregnant that the mum also heard the news.

However when she called next spoke to her ex he revealed that his partner has already given birth.

She said: "There was a short pause before he said that his partner had just given birth about two days prior to a baby boy that they named BARNEY???

"I was speechless.

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"I asked him why he called his son basically the same name as our son Barnaby, and he said that he hadn’t realised but was not going to change it because his partner had fallen in love with the name.

"Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong on many levels practically calling your son the same name as your other son and what can I actually do about this?

"Do I just have to leave it and tell my son that he has basically been replaced???!!"

Other users couldn't believe the dad didn't realise, one said: "Your ex and his partner are both complete idiots. Honestly, some people are ridiculous."

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Second wrote: "What an absolutely nutter… how odd."

And a third said: "He did not realize??? He forgot he had a son named Barnaby? He sounds crazy to me."

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