A new mom has shared how she got upset because her family hates her baby’s name and other people said the moniker sounds like a disease.
Before Bella David and her boyfriend Reason Robinson, they decided to name their daughter Polaris, which is another name for the North Star.
But their family and friends were not impressed by the name and no one liked it at all.
“A lot of people thought of the car manufacturing company, Polaris Inc, who sell all terrain vehicles. My sister absolutely hated it but once Polaris was born, she’s started to like it a bit more,” she expressed.
“A lot of people have warmed to it since, my mum said she liked it, but I don’t know if she was lying to me. I’ve had a lot of people online who don’t like it as well.”
Bella then shared her baby’s name on TikTok, where she received negative remarks. Some people even claimed that the name ‘sounds like a disease.’
“A lot of the comments are saying she’d be bullied in school for her name and that it’s ugly,” Bella continued.
“I’ve just stopped reading the comments now because they’re too hateful. I don’t really care but it’s also not very nice to hear at the same time.”
Despite the criticism, the couple said that they don’t regret naming their daughter Polaris as it has a special meaning for them.
They explained that they initially bonded over a love of astronomy and even went stargazing during their dates.
The proud mom also said her boyfriend had pointed to the North Star before asking her to be his girlfriend.
“I’d definitely say to other parents that if you love a name then go for it,” she said.
“Your opinion is all that matters and at the end of the day it’s your decision. There’s no name in the world that everyone’s going to like. And to the people who say she’ll be bullied – I think kids will be mean either way and if they’re mean about her name then they’re not very good friends anyway.”
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