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A new mum has spoken of her mother-in-law’s unthinkable act, just moments after she gave birth.

Taking to Reddit, the woman said her husband’s mum renamed her newborn baby from Emile to Miles Alexander without her permission.

She says her mother-in-law posted the news of her grandson’s arrival on Facebook, using the name she prefers rather than the one her daughter-in-law chose with her husband. 

“My mother in law doesn’t like me. Never has, never will,” the new mum said.

“All throughout my pregnancy she referred to my baby as ‘her baby’ and ‘her grand baby. She very vocally disliked every single name I thought about.

“Well he was born on September 28th, she made a [Facebook] post before I could and announced his name as something completely different from his actual name.

“My cousin saw it and asked what that was about so I explained that she hates his name.

“Well my cousin decided to comment ‘Congrats on the beautiful baby Emile (his real name)‘ and [my mother-in-law] deleted her comment.”

Eventually, the mother-in-law changed her post to read “baby Emile AKA Miles Alexander”, which was still unacceptable to the new mum.

Further chaos ensued after her husband didn’t see anything wrong with his mother’s actions.

“My cousin saw it and asked what that was about so I explained that she hates his name.

“Well my cousin decided to comment ‘Congrats on the beautiful baby Emile (his real name)‘ and [my mother-in-law] deleted her comment.”

Eventually, the mother-in-law changed her post to read “baby Emile AKA Miles Alexander”, which was still unacceptable to the new mum.

“He said he’d tell her to take it down completely.

“I explained ‘How would you like it if I just started calling you Micheal instead of [real name]?’

“I hope I got through to him.

“I overlooked her dismissing my names before he was born and I’ve still sent pictures and updates every day since he’s been born.

“This is where I’m drawing my line. His name is Emile Alexander and that’s that.”

Other Reddit users applauded the mum for taking a stand.

“Congrats on your little one,” said one.

“Her behaviour is extremely inappropriate.

“I would make it clear that she has already had her shot at motherhood, and your baby is not her chance to relive her glory days, so to speak.

“You have to put a stop to this now because it will only get worse as baby ages.”

Added another: “It’s just unthinkable to think that someone would do this. You should limit contact with her, very toxic.”

This article originally appeared on Over60.

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