Horrified mum realises she accidentally named her baby after a pasta dish

Will she ever be able to move past it?

Finding the right name for your new baby takes a lot of time and effort, and for one mum, she thought she'd found a beautiful name to call her baby girl.

However, when revealing it to her sister, she realised that she had made a huge error.

"My husband and I welcomed our first child about nine weeks ago," she wrote on Reddit. "We found out it was going to be a girl and we quickly decided on the name Elizabeth for her."

The mum detailed that they had originally chosen 'Jane' for her middle name but at the last minute, changed it to Anya to honour her husband's mother. 

"A few days after she was born we quickly started calling her Liz instead of Elizabeth," she continues. "Now her legal name is all but forgotten and everyone refers to her as Liz."

But doing so, she didn't realise what that would mean.

"My sister pointed out that we named our baby 'Lasagna'," she says. "I hadn't made the mental connection but if you put her first and second names together 'Liz, Ayna' it really does make 'lasagna'.

"I told my sister that I doubt anyone would make that connection, especially considering people rarely use their middle names in daily life. But then my whole family chimed in and now everyone keeps calling my daughter 'Lasagna'.

"Now I'm scared that when she eventually starts school her classmates and others will latch onto this and make fun of her. I mean, the teasing has already started amongst my family."

Since posting her worries online, she has been flooded with people offering her some sobering advice:

"Your kid will be called lasagna at school 100 per cent," one said. "Probably also by your family. Either start calling her Beth for short or pick a new first name."

"I think your options are drop the Anya, switch Anya and Jane, or stop calling her Liz," someone else advised.

This mum isn't the first to be hit with controversial comments, as another mum from England copped a lot of flack for naming her baby girl, Disney - after her love of the animated world.

People even went so far as to call the mum's choice 'hideous': "I would freeze my eggs before naming my children with such hideous names!," they said.

But the mum stayed by her decision and is assured that baby Disney won't be affected by her name.

"It's no one's business what we decided to call her, and I think that's the way our generation is going, to be honest," she said. 

Well, let's hope she's right!

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