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Baby names: When your best friend mocks the name you chose

It's all fun and games until someone fake vomits.

That's what one mom-to-be discovered when her choice of baby name was openly ridiculed by her nearest and dearest. 

And so, she did what comes most natural to the digitally inclined mom and took it to the web, letting it all out in a post via Reddit's r/BabyBumps forum. 

"I don't know why I can't let this go", she begins. "I know it shouldn't bother me at all. But it does so much!" 

Yes, we know, there are bigger problems in the world, but her post clearly scratched a nerve and opened the can of worms labelled unsolicited, annoying baby name advice! 


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What's the worst uninvited baby advice you've received? Tell us, and we could publish your letter. Do let us know if you'd like to stay anonymous. 


Her post receiving an onslaught of responses from equally peeved parents-to-be, all sharing similar tales of horror: 

"Maybe tell them to wait a few years, so that the baby can actually understand that their name makes them want to vomit"

"I’ve had this name chosen since before I was even pregnant, and I love it"

"We just said we were gonna wait to see what the baby looked like to shut people up" 

'I told my mother what we were considering and she started suggesting names of her students'

"People assume they have the right to give input"

"My Mom trashed a handful of names I absolutely loved" 

"I am not being an asshole by choosing the name you don't like"

"I’ve had baby names picked out since I was 12 and they haven’t changed"

"Not your kids, not your problem!"


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Clearly, it's a thing!

So if you've never considered just how annoying unwelcome words of wisdom regarding your potential names really is, now you know. 

Just like run-of-the-mill unsolicited baby advice, like what the baby should eat, how often they should sleep or whether or not a mom should breastfeed or not, let's keep the baby naming advice to a minimum, shall we? 

Chat back:

What's the worst uninvited baby advice you've received? Tell us, and we could publish your letter. Do let us know if you'd like to stay anonymous. 

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