Most parents take the job of naming their child very seriously. It is an incredibly important thing, since the name usually sticks for life. And sometimes, despite their best efforts, moms and dads miss the mark and choose a name that raises some eyebrows, as is the case with some new parents across the pond.
A woman in the UK recently posted a thread on parenting message board Mumsnet, explaining that she wants “to shoot” her friend for naming his daughter Tinkerbell. Yep, as in the fairy from “Peter Pan.” While there’s no need to resort to violence, the lady - who goes by screen name “liverbird10” has a point.
“I feel so sorry for the poor kid,” Liverbird10 writes. “She’s going to go through torture at school. Not to mention the rest of her life.”
And plenty of people chimed in to agree with her that this is a ridiculous name for a child. “Wow! She’s going to be popular when she gets to nursery,” one user responded. “And so embarrassed when she’s 20!”
But there were a few folks who were supportive of the parents’ choice to name their baby any name they choose. As one user pointed out, the kid can shorten her name to Bella later in life if she chooses. Another reminds Liverbird10 that it’s none of her business.
And that’s true, but still. How can you sit by when your friend goes and names their offspring something like Tinkerbell, Apple, or Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards) or Rainbow. This friend was smart enough not to complain to the parents, but to do it anonymously on the Internet. That’s what it’s for, right?
Source: The Stir