A mum has sparked debate after picking a ‘truly awful’ baby name, but do you agree?
The unusual baby name was revealed by another mum on a parenting forum, who explained that her friend just had a baby and named the child Abcde – pronounced ‘Ab-si-dee’ – definitely not on the top baby names list of 2018…
She wrote: ‘I was talking to my friend whose friend just had a baby. The baby’s name is spelt: Abcde. And pronounced: Ab-si-dee.
‘I’ve never heard of this name before – has anyone else? Or any other crazy names you’ve heard of?’
Not surprisingly, the name sparked debate on Netmums, with many parents branding it ‘silly’ and ‘cruel’, and saying it should be illegal for parents to pick baby names like this.
One said: ‘If this isn’t a joke…then that’s truly awful. Fancy saddling a child with that kind of ridiculous name. Imagine growing up to constant questions accompanied by smirking about his name?!’
Another wrote: ‘That is the silliest name I’ve ever heard,” wrote one, “but kudos for the imaginative pronunciation. Some parents are too cruel.’
While a third commented: ‘It should be illegal to saddle children with names like that. Awful.’
Another user seem to think she’s heard worse, adding that she actually met someone who named her twins Heaven and Nevaeh – which is Heaven spelled backwards.
She wrote: ‘There was a women on a holiday we were on who’s twins were heaven and nevaeh not too odd odd on their own but together rather strange!
However, the name is actually not as rare as it seems. One mum commented to say that she found that over 300 girls in the US share the same moniker.
She wrote: ‘Interesting – I’ve done some googling and it’s been described as a ‘rare’ name but it’s out there! 328 girls were named Abcde in the United States between 1990 and 2014′.
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