BECOMING a parent is meant to be a blissful time.

But if you've got a mother-in-law from hell the experience can be less than perfect.

This Mumsnet user recently shared what her mother-in-law did to put a downer on her pregnancy.

"My partners mum wants the baby to refer to her as ‘mama’.

"She already has other grandchildren which do this, which makes her feel as though she’s justified in wanting this," the expecting mother shared.

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While her partner tried to better the situation by claiming the pronunciation would be slightly different, the new mum was having none of it.

Her husband says that he called his grandmother 'mama' and his great grandmother 'great mama'.

"He’s a mummy’s boy and I feel bad breaking family tradition but I’m really not comfortable with this," the Mumset user added.

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Despite the mum's hatred for the name, her mother-in-law insisted that they stick to the tradition.

Other parents couldn't believe how unreasonable her husband's family were being.

One said: "They can make it clear that it's not up to discussing all they like. Your child YOUR choice!"

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Others didn't think the name choice was that bad.

"I think the Grandmother gets to decide what to be called. Unless it's Mummy (which is weird)."

Another added: "I would think carefully before having baby with this man and his family, if he puts his mum first that is how it will be forever."

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