A woman who was slammed for naming her daughter after a beloved Disney character has broken her silence and defended her decision.
25-year-old Indy Clinton of Sydney, Australia, sparked a divisive debate as she revealed she named her daughter Bambi because she was a huge fan of the Disney classic as a child.
The young mom also said she “couldn’t believe the coincidence” when she found out that former Love Island contestant Molly-Mae also named her daughter after the cartoon.
While the mother received loads of backlash from trolls suggesting she ruined her child’s future with her name choice, Indy insists that she loves the name because her daughter’s “big eyes” and “sweet nature” remind her so much of the Disney character.
“Four months ago, when I was giving birth, I was convinced Bambi was the most unique, unusual name that nobody would use. Good on Molly-Mae though, looks like great minds think alike,” the blogger said.
“We were set on calling her Paloma at first. That was her name, and nothing was going to change that. But I was reading the book to Navy [2-year-old son] one night and it came to me. I sat up and yelled ‘what about Bambi?’ and from then on it stuck.”
And though many people have since slammed the social media influencer for her decision, Indy believes unique names are the new trend.
“You know, unique names are the new trend. Bambi is going to fit right in with the Rivers, Bears, Forests, Stormis and Wolfs,” she continued.
“I’d be more concerned calling my kid a name from the 1900s. People will criticize anything these days, so at least give them something to talk about.”
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