A dad has admitted to choosing his son’s name while his wife was ‘passed out’ after a difficult labour – and it’s ignited a heated response.

Jeff Weiss posted a satirical video on his family’s TikTok account. He mimes a scene from the movie Superbad, where the character gets a fake ID and is mocked for the ridiculous name he chose.

The video has the caption: “When your wife passed out after birth so you got to pick the baby’s name. This is actually how we ended up with our baby’s name.”

@theweisslife This is actually how we ended up with our baby’s name.???? #babynames #babyname ♬ I uploaded this sound when it was music.ly lololol – Mackenzie Jewell

The video has had more than nine million views, and thousands of irate comments. “I don’t get how Ur laughing… I’d be absolutely furious,” commented Gianna.

“I would be SO mad,” said Jade. “The baby’s name can wait until I’m back awake, cause if I just went through all of that I’m fkn naming him.”

Wife responds to dad naming baby

It prompted Jeff’s wife Melissa, to follow up with her own video, explaining how their sixth baby was actually named.

“A lot of people were pressed in the comments about how could I let my husband name the baby while I was out of it or passed out ow whatever, so I thought I’d give you guys more info about it.”

She explained that her sixth pregnancy had been high risk, so she had an emergency induction at 38 weeks.

“During my labour I was on all sorts of drugs. I was so out of it and so loopy and the labour lasted for days and and it was terrible. And then when the baby came, he had to go to the NICU right away, so Jeff went with him while I was with the doctors and nurses and they were trying to take care of me.

“So six hours later, I mean literally after having him I passed out and we were reunited. And Jeff comes in with Jagger and says, ‘I think his name should be Jagger, I think it fits him.’ And I was still really loopy at that point in time because the drugs took forever to wear off so I didn’t really know what to think.

\”While we had discussed it, it definitely wasn’t at the top of our list. So basically we were in the hospital for a week anyway. We thought about it for the next couple of days, I got to spend some time with the baby, meet the baby, kind of feel it out and we both ultimately decided that that was the best fit for him.”

@theweisslife Reply to @gianna_0927 how our baby got his name #babynames #babyname ♬ original sound – The Weiss Family

For the record, the couple’s other children are named Gemma, Gracelynn, Gwyneth, Gabrielle and Gretchen.

If you’re trying to decide what to name your bub, make sure you head to our article with 782 unique boy names.

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  • The dad was super excited to make the video then naming the baby I guess.


  • Surely she still has to sign the form.


  • Always a story making something more than it is for likes of course


  • It doesnt sound like he actually named the baby without her approval


  • One name from a list they’d agreed on. And as others have commented, no name is official til it’s registered at Births and Deaths office… look, each to their own but it is Tik Tok really necessary?!! Attention seeking much?!


  • Each to their own..


  • Thing is its not absolute until you’ve filled the birth cert information… and what Dad every does that? Seems sorted though..


  • Looks like they both agreed to that name at the end.


  • It wasn’t like it was a new name, they had this on their ‘list of names’.


  • Definitely a click bait kind of title. She agreed to it in the end as he suggested the name


  • Sounds more like dad gave his opinion on the name & after some thought, mum agreed it was the right choice.


  • Not quite the Dad naming the baby alone when the name was already under consideration and they both decided it was right by the time they left hospital.


  • Sounds OK to me when you know the full circumstances. We had decided on my third baby’s name prior to going into the hospital so that was no surprise, the surprise was the middle name given to the baby as we hadn’t discussed that. At the time neither to baby nor I was thought to live so it was a rush baptism for the baby.


  • I’m glad that his wife cleared this up for her husband’s sake.


  • Love the name .
    My husband chose if it was a girl and I chose if it was a boy .
    But I’m sure mum had the final decision in the end .


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