I rewatched Friends recently and (like I think a lot of people) I couldn’t work out why Monica decided to name her baby boy after her father, since she’d already talked about potential baby names and ‘Jack’ wasn’t one of them. Then it occurred to me that she might not be honoring her father with the name choice so much as dishonoring her horrible mother. Seeing as she didn’t call her baby girl ‘Judy’ to match it was basically subtly telling her “Out of both my parents, you’re the one I don’t love enough (thanks to your years of abuse) to name one of my kids after you.”

………I applaud her decision.