A social media influencer has hit back at trolls who constantly ridicule her baby’s name.
Abbie Herbert says she was flooded with mean messages and comments, telling her to stop calling her baby Poot, because it ‘sounds like a fart’.
The mum, who has millions of followers across several social media platforms, says when she and her husband Josh announced their baby’s birth in May this year, they actually revealed her name was Poppy. And the backlash was brutal.
“We announced her name and we were flooded with people saying how much they hated her name,” Abbie explained on YouTube. “They hated the name Poppy. They were like, ‘This is the worst name ever, why would you name her this?’ They thought this was the craziest thing ever. It’s not like an unusual name. It’s not like this random, crazy name that I made up or came up with. Poppy James Herbert.”
The 25-year-old explained that her daughter’s name has meaning and history connected to her family. “How did we get the name Poppy? My grandfather, who we call Poppy. That’s it. James – that is Josh’s grandfather’s name. That is how we came up with Poppy James.”
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Abbie says that she made a TikTok explaining that the nickname they have for Poppy is Poot, and the comments were equally savage. “They were so mean. They thought her name was Poot, that I really named her Poot. In the video I said it was a nickname.
“The comments were so brutal and so mean that I was like, ‘Let me troll the trolls.’ Because a lot of the people that were commenting in this mean, mean stuff didn’t follow me … they just felt the need to tell me how terrible the name Poot was. So I was like, I’m gonna troll the trolls – her name’s Poot. And that is how this all started.”
Abbie says while legally her daughter’s name is Poppy Jame Herbert, they’re rolling with the nickname and calling her Poot James Herbert.
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