Choosing a name for your baby can be difficult.
Some parents prefer something modern while others prefer names that are traditional and meaningful.
But one mother claims that her family and friends refuse to use her baby’s name and they can’t say it without laughing.
Writing on Mumset, the unnamed mother said: “He’s 6 weeks old and friends and family seem unable to call him by his actual name.
“They make up stupid names for him “baby Bobo” for example, I’ve had people literally snigger when I say his name. Mother-in-law has outright told us it’s an awful name for a baby and she can’t say it without laughing.”
Their baby’s name, Brian, is a very common name.
“I’ve told [my husband] I’m getting to the point where I feel if people can’t call him by his name maybe they shouldn’t be seeing him?!” she continued.
“He thinks this is an overreaction and that I’m being too dramatic. They are going to make him grow up hating his own name.”
But not everyone sided with the mother, with one parent writing: “In the nicest possible way, you surely knew what you were letting yourself in for when you named a baby Brian..? But it’s pretty normal to call babies by cutesy nicknames, even if they haven’t been called Brian.”
Another wrote: “I think Brian has unfortunately got a certain reputation that is impossible to shake, and am a little surprised you didn’t think of this beforehand. Do you not like any different names? You’re still in the window to change.”
A third said: “Well, Brian was always going to be a controversial name for a baby. Personally, I really don’t like it.”
Someone else said: “I don’t understand. Brian is just a normal name. Is this a joke? What’s next, John? Or Michael?”
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