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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  • Most people have nicknames – some unfortunate ones stick


  • Poppy is very nice name….nickname? Well all the kids have some- some nice some not so


  • Poopy is gorgeous. Poot is terrible. Sorry but it’s true!


  • As far as I’m concerned the child isn’t mine so wouldn’t say anything. I love the name Poppy by the way


  • It’s just a nickname. Her real name is quite ‘normal’ and pretty.


  • If you’re making a spectacle of your life on socials you have to expect backlash. But you shouldn’t have to defend nicknames you give to your babe, they come from anywhere!


  • I never would have thought it a ‘fart noise’ until it was said.. it is kind of funny.. but still a cute name. Let’s hope no one shortens it.


  • No. People need to get a life and focus on their own shortcomings. Get a life.


  • Such a pity that these trolls have come out of the woodwork.
    Of course there is the incidence of me working with the others and you beating the odds.
    Goodnight and God bless.


  • It’s pretty full on alot of opinionated people out there


  • People sure can be cruel. Just as long as the parent/s happy with the name for bub is what counts. She will need to learn to ignore those nasty people and comments.


  • I don’t use social media for this reason as too many people feel the need to comment on everything, seriously whatever nickname, name, whatever a parent decides to give their child why does anyone feel the need to comment anything but love and respect this is a child we are discussing any post about this child or any child should not be anything that any nasty people should comment on. This world is dividing we need to support and praise and respect each other please just send love and good vibes/prayers whatever you want just be kind. I’m a disabled mum of two daughters with disabilities and I’m asking people to just spread love.


  • The title makes it sound like Poot is her proper name. Nothing wrong with Poppy.


  • One has to be very careful what names we give our kids today. Could lead to bullying and then the child will begin to resent their name.


  • It is well with in her rights to call her daughter what ever she wishes to call her. What gives anybody the right to tell someone you can not name your child that?


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