When popular online star Jasmine Chiswell and her husband Maverick McNeilly revealed their baby’s unique name, they expected people to either love or hate it. But what they didn’t expect was threats on their lives.

Jasmine, who has almost 15 million TikTok followers, rose to fame for her vintage style and love of Marilyn Monroe. So when she announced her pregnancy, there were literally millions of people invested in her journey. Their baby boy arrived in mid January, but the couple has only just revealed his name.

In a video that’s been viewed more than 20 million times, Jasmine and Maverick announced their baby boy is named Midnight.


@jasminechiswell Our Baby’s Name Reveal! His name means so much to us ❤️???????? @maverickmcneilly ♬ original sound – oscarwylde

The name immediately polarised her followers, with some gushing over it, while others couldn’t hold back their distaste.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the comments:

“It’s a cool name but I already feel bad for him he’s going to be bullied for it.”

“Girl I love you but that’s gonna be the hardest thing to take seriously in a job interview.”

“Some of these babies growing up to hate their names and their parents for it.”

It prompted Jasmine to address the comments, admitting the new parents had been worried about sharing their boy’s name.

“My husband and I were nervous about sharing his name online, but with everyone asking, we thought, ‘Ok, it’s time, let’s do it’. So I made a video and I posted it two days ago and the comment section was, oh my goodness, brutal. My husband and I absolutely love the name and we aren’t going to change it, but the comments literally were bullying my three week old son. And I just don’t think that’s right.”

Incredibly, Jasmine also revealed that she and her husband have had people threatening their lives over the name.

“To be honest, it made me really, really sad. People are also sending my husband and I death threats, through DMs, just over my baby’s name. Which I think is extremely unfair and not ok. We didn’t expect everyone to like the name. It’s one of those names you either love it or you hate it. But please be kind and if you don’t like it, just please scroll by.”

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  • Its a parents choice of the name…I don’t understand why stranges dm them…that is sick


  • That’s not such a bad name. As long as he is loved.


  • Poor mum


  • I like their baby’s name. I think of a starry night sky and a big round moon. The people upset probs have names like David, Beatrice, Frank, Karen, Margaret……


  • I think of the bush ranger Captain Midnight when I hear this. But it’s not my child, the name isn’t hurting anyone and if the child doesn’t like it, the name can be changed. Nobody should be saying anything nasty about it, let alone make death threats!


  • I don’t see why strangers feel the need to comment about their babies name. Then to go even further by sending death threats. What is wrong with people.
    They are the parents and can name their child as they please


  • It is their child they can name him what they please! People need to teach their kids respect and to be generally nice people instead of others having to worry that their child will get bullied for their name!


  • It is one thing to not like a name, everyone has their own opinion after all. But there is no need to troll people on social media and send death threats on your opinion


  • I cant believe the level people are going to on social media


  • I’ve heard a lot worse than this one. People need to get a life if they’re going to send death threats, that’s bullying right there. I wouldn’t personally pick the name but it’s much better than others I’ve heard. If he grows up not liking his name he’ll be able to change it for something he does like.


  • I remember seeing this posted in a Facebook group…I don’t think it’s right to name your child something that wouldn’t be helpful to them wanting to become a successful adult.

    • However, if you don’t like the name it’s definitely not okay to send death threats over it!


  • It’s not the type of name that I’d pick but each to their own. Some people really need to get a life of they’ve got the time to be keyboard warriors & sending death threats.


  • Each to their own, I don’t understand why people are so passionate about other people’s lives?! Especially when they don’t actually know them!


  • I’ve heard a lot worse so I can’t imagine why they are getting death threats over this name?


  • If this couple like the name they picked, it’s all that matters. I have grandsons with very unusual names and I thought they’d get bullied at school too but it never happened. So this couple should just disregard the haters!


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