Most parents spend so much time when choosing a name for their babies.
That is why one man has expressed his shock after his colleague named her twins ‘the most ridiculous names it’ll ruin their lives’ after she revealed that she had given them the same name.
The man took to Reddit and wrote: “I cannot believe that there is a split opinion for this at my office, but here we go.”
“A co-worker of mine (39F) recently had twin boys after a long battle with infertility,” he continued.
“She has made her first appearance in the office with her new babies to introduce them to our team.
“When asked what she had named the boys (as up until this appearance she was undecided) she told me that she was naming them “Sean”.
“When I asked about the other baby, she said ‘No, they are both Sean, one with an ‘A’ and one with an ‘E’ so Sean and Seen’.”
The office worker went on: “This co-worker’s last name is also ‘Sean’. When I pointed this out she said, ‘Yes, like TomTom or Jay Jay’.
“I immediately and without thinking said, ‘That is the most idiotic thing I’ve heard, and it’s going to be so confusing.
“A bunch of people laughed and a bunch immediately looked away. After she left, I got a few text messages saying it’s not my place to comment on people’s choices of names.
“This is apparently not the first round of negative feedback she has had. We are on good terms, we have worked together across three companies over 12 years, she just said, “it’ll grow on you”.
“The names both pronounced ‘Sean’ like ‘Shawn.’”
Many people agreed with him, with one Reddit user writing: “I’m an identical twin. Matching names is probably the cruelest thing you could do to a person. It’s not just confusing. It would keep the twins from developing identities outside their twin-ness.”
Another wrote: “Having twins is not a reason for you to hinder their personal development (like identity) just because it is ‘so quirky’.”
A third said: “Could’ve said it better but you’re not wrong.”
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