A Mumsnet user “thought of” a brilliant name for a baby girl so she shared her suggestion for other parents to also consider. However, it was not well received.
“I thought of this lovely girl’s name today so thought I would share as I’ve never heard it as a name or even suggested as a name. “TREE”. It would also be a lovely middle name.”
“It just popped into my head and I love it,” she continued. “I prefer shorter names though so dislike Teresa. I’m not having any more [children] though so thought I would share as it is never suggested as a nature theme name and sounds fresh, simple and modern.”
She added, “I know it won’t be to everyone’s taste but I think it would be the type one could to grow to like.
“It is short. Ends with the popular ‘ee’ sound. Rhymes with many other popular names. Has nice imagery attached. Strong positive values tied to it.
“Anyway it popped into my head so I thought I would share it here in case anyone was interested as I have an interest in names and have never heard of it before.
“No need to post that you disagree as I know many would dislike it straight away as it is unusual.”
She was soon slammed with responses of how ridiculous the name suggestion was.
“I’m sorry but it sounds ridiculous to me, perhaps a sibling named Leaf?”
“Will you eventually have a son and call him branch?”
“This would be child abuse OP.”
“There is a reason why you’ve never heard of or met anyone called Tree.”
“Please God no. What’s wrong with normal names.”
“Are you out of yours op?” (made me laugh, hahaha!)
” Not to everyone’s taste” Are you for real? That’s because it’s ridiculous, poor child if it grows up with that name.”
“Are you trunk?”
“It’s daft. Poor kid – don’t do it. She will hate you when she’s 13.”
“No one is cruel enough to bestow such a ridiculous name on a child, surely!?”
A Queensland mum is also going viral after revealing the name she chose for her daughter.
Jessica, from the Gold Coast, submitted her little girls name to be featured in a magazine, responding to the question was ‘What inspired your child’s name?’.
“I’ve always loved the name Kaitlyn but hated how popular it was. So when I found out I was having a girl, my husband suggested we replace the ‘ait’ with Roman numeral symbol for eight! Now our daughter is truly unique,” she wrote in her submission.
“KVIIILyn” – VIII being number 8 in roman numerals. (K8Lyn)
The photo of the magazine page, along with the rather unfortunate name, has since gone viral on Facebook this week.
Many comments accuse the mum of cruelty and plain stupidity.
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