In a post that’s gone viral — with over 6,300 reactions and nearly 4,000 comments in a matter of hours on Sunday — a woman on Reddit asked other people for their help in solving a personal dilemma.

She titled her post, “AITA for rejecting the worst name ever for our offspring?”

“So, my husband (38M) and I (36F) are expecting our first child, a bouncing baby girl due in a few months,” she wrote this weekend on Reddit’s “AITA” page (“Am I the a–hole”). 

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“We were both over the moon when we found out the gender, but now things have gotten … complicated, to say the least,” she said.

She said that when “we first started talking about names, the ‘boy name’ was immediately decided: Stuart Jr., after my husband. No problem there — it’s a classic name and carries family meaning. But, for a girl, things got murky.”

She added, “My husband suggested Stuarta.”

The user named “Beginning_Date1924” went on, “Apparently, his logic is that since Stuart ends in ‘t,’ we can just add an ‘a’ to make it feminine.”

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The mom-to-be continued, “I tried explaining why that doesn’t quite work, how it sounds more like a furniture brand than a human name, how she’d be endlessly correcting people and explaining its origin.”

 “It sounds more like a furniture brand than a human name.”

But she said her husband is adamant, however — insisting the name would “honor” him “while giving our daughter a unique name.”

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The Reddit poster said she’s already tried suggesting some alternatives.

She said she’s tried including “feminine names that maybe share a similar sound or meaning to Stuart, names he’s mentioned liking in the past, [or] even just going back to the drawing board entirely.”

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Still no luck. 

“He’s fixated,” she wrote, about the name he likes. 

“Is there any compromise I haven’t considered? Help a soon-to-be mama out!”

The woman added in her post, “I love my husband dearly, and I understand wanting to honor family. But I can’t imagine subjecting our daughter to a lifetime of awkward stares and endless questions about her ‘unusual’ name.”

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She said as well, “I also worry about potential bullying and the impact it could have on her self-esteem.”

She asked others on the platform, “Am I the jerk for refusing to budge on Stuarta? Is there any compromise I haven’t considered? Help a soon-to-be mama out!”

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She added in a summary for others, “Husband wants to name our daughter after himself in a really, really bad way. I think it’s terrible and will set up [our daughter] for a lifetime of awkwardness.”

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She also said she was “looking forward” to other people’s thoughts — and hoping for “some sanity checks” as well.

Fox News Digital reached out to a psychologist for thoughts on the couple’s challenge while comments continued to come in from others on the online site.

The mom-to-be is not wrong for the way she feels, wrote “pollythepony1993” in the top-upvoted post.

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“Naming a child is a ‘two yes’ and ‘one no’ situation,” this poster wrote. “Means you need two times yes for a name to be it and one no to make sure that name is not the name you choose. Works both ways, if you ask me.”

Added this individual, “Also, I am not a fan of naming the first name of a child after a parent. Because then the child will always be compared to their parents and need to fight harder to be their own person.”

The user also said, “I have less problems with the middle name being connected to someone else (parents, grandparents) because that is only a formal name and not used in everyday business.”

“Whose last name will the baby get? His as well?”

The user further asked, “Why is he dead set on Stuarta? I mean, there are so many beautiful names but he only wants to name his daughter after him? Why not after the mother? … It is a bit misogynistic to only want to name the baby after the father. Whose last name will the baby get? His as well?”

Said this same person, “Maybe you could find a way, like name the baby with the same first letter as your husband (Stella, Sally, etc). Make sure the baby has a middle name (if she shares the same last name as her father). Because it will be annoying for simple things like mail and stuff.”

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