My step brother and his wife are expecting their first child, a daughter, in a month or less. They have been very quiet about the name but open with everything else until the baby shower.
Prior to this shower, they had asked my best friend and her husband to be the child's God parents and they were surprised, as the men are friends but the ladies not so much. The reasoning was that they like the way their two children behaved and felt they would be good parents for their child. While she was skeptical, he was honored and so they accepted.
At her shower on Sunday, she announced what they would be naming their daughter, Rayleigh Beth, and proceeded to announce that they were naming it after my friend (God mother to be) Jen's child that was stillborn. Shocked, my friend smiled and then excused herself and left. She spent the rest of the day in tears and is still upset over the issue.
I have never experienced the death of a child so I can't totally relate, but I feel it is disturbing, to say the least. Yesterday she told me that she feels the mother is trying to social climb and that she has told her husband that they will not be God Parents for someone so inconsiderate. She said had they asked, she would have said "no" but would have most likely went through with the God Parent status.
Just curious on your thoughts and what you would do if it were you, or your best friend in this situation?