A mum-of-five from the UK has been forced to defend her children’s names.
People began making negative comments about two of her kids’ names claiming that she had named them after alcoholic beverages.
Sarah Mennell, spoke to HullLive about the expense of her children’s school uniforms, where her children were named by the publication.
Her two eldest children Tiamarie, 12, and Jackdaniel, 11 are at the centre of the debate.
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Trolls took to social media to mock the mother-of-five for her choice of names, alluding that they were either made up, or the parents were heavy drinkers.
In a follow up response with HullLive, Sarah made it clear that there was no link between her childrens names and alcoholic spirits as her husband and her aren’t drinkers, adding that they would much prefer a cup of tea and biscuit.
Sarah and husband Steve also explained to the publication that there were meaningful stories behind both of their names.
“Tiamarie was actually decided on our first family holiday as a waitress was called Tiamarie in Spain,” Sarah explained.
“We didn’t know at first, as Tia Maria is the drink, not Tiamarie, we just thought it’s different, not the normal names flying around everywhere.”
As for their son, the couple of 11 years say that he was named after a Canadian runner.
“When we [were] having Jack, I didn’t know I was pregnant. I went into hospital bleeding and it didn’t look good,” Sarah said.
“Even though I was bleeding his legs was kicking like mad on the scan, so he got his name from the great running coach Jackdaniel because he survived this and is here today.”
Critics said that the children would never be taken seriously when they are older, and would struggle with employment due to their names. But that doesn’t bother Sarah.
Sarah and Steve are also parents to Sydneyrae, 10, Princess, six, and Albert, four.
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