Minecraft dad dragged by proposed names for children

Minecraft dad dragged by proposed names for children

Members of a popular internet forum were quick to support a mother-to-be who said her husband is “deadly determined” to name their twin sons after the creators of a popular video game.

In a viral Reddit post posted to r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/minecraphater (aka the original poster or OP) explained that his partner of 34 years wants to name their sons “Jeb” and “Notch.” ”, in honor of the Swedish male couple responsible for Minecraft and detailed his disdain for that wish.

Entitled, “[Am I the a**hole] For not wanting to name our children Minecraft?” the viral mail It has received about 7,500 votes and 1,900 comments in the last day.

Writing that her husband is a “huge Minecraft fan” and has spoken about playing the game with their unborn twins, the original poster made it clear that the pair have reached an impasse when it comes to potential baby names.

“I told my husband that I want to give our children regular names, not after Minecraft because they are not objects,” she wrote. “My husband was very defensive about it, saying that he should be able to choose because he is his father.”

Despite her husband’s insistence on “Jeb” and “Notch,” the original poster said that she refuses to name her children as the creators of the game and revealed exactly why.

“I will never name my kids after Minecraft because I don’t want them to be bullied and feel it’s dehumanizing to name them after a game,” she wrote.

“I told my husband I’d rather get a divorce than name our kids after Minecraft and he got really mad and raised his voice,” she continued. “A few hours after that, we calmed down and I asked him again and he told me that he would name the boys ‘Notch’ and ‘Jeb’ for sure.”

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Reddit users came to the defense of a mother-to-be who said her husband is “totally determined” to name their unborn twins after the creators of Minecraft.
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Minecraft, created by Markus “Notch” Persson and later taken over by Jens “Jeb” Bergensten, is one of the most popular video games in the world.

With between 2.8 and 3.6 million daily users and 141 million overall active members (per techcake) the game was sold to Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5 billion and hasn’t dipped below $300 million in annual revenue since 2015, according to app business.

However, the popularity of Minecraft hasn’t overshadowed the multiple instances of harmful online behavior by Persson, aka “Notch.”

In March 2019, Persson publicly expressed his support for QAnon, a far-right political movement fueled by conspiracy theory. A week later, Persson posted a series of anti-trans tweets and was subsequently removed from Minecraft and not invited by Microsoft to the game’s 10th anniversary celebration, according to Ars Technica.

Throughout the comments section of the viral Reddit post, Reddit users who responded to the original poster acknowledged Persson’s past behavior and were adamant that naming children as characters or creators of fictional universes is always a misnomer. risky decision.

In the top comment to the post, which received nearly 16,000 upvotes, Reddit user u/Razdiralec said the original poster’s husband’s apparent obsession with naming his children after the creators of Minecraft raises numerous signs of alert.

“That’s grounds for divorce, 100 [percent]They wrote. “Especially considering Notch is a pretty extreme incel/transphobe.”

“Also, he is 34 years old,” they continued. “Needs self-control. Enjoying Minecraft is great, obsessing over it in your 20s or older is a bit…needs better hobbies.”

Redditor u/CalamityClambake, whose comment has received over 5,000 upvotes, echoed that sentiment.

“Your husband is being ridiculous,” they wrote. “[Notch] He was banned from attending any Minecraft event for being homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, and for threatening violence against people who disagree with him.”

“Your husband doesn’t know?” they questioned “Or does he know and he doesn’t care?”

In a couple of separate comments, two Reddit users said that giving children names related to fictional franchises often has adverse consequences.

“Kids will almost always end up hating the franchise that gives them their name,” Redditor u/clairebearattacked stated. “Harry Potter, Minecraft, whatever. Not to mention they’ll most likely be intimidated by it.”

“Children are not hobby props,” Redditor u/Realistic-Lobster618 added.

news week Reached out to u/minecraphater for comment.

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