Mum shamed for baby daughter’s 'ridiculous' name. Do you agree?

She longer speaks to her friend after the confronting conversation.

Baby names can be a very decisive topic and one woman found that out the hard way - given she had a falling out with her friend due to the differing opinion.

The argument began when an expectant couple's friend said she thought the name they'd selected for their baby daughter is "ridiculously stupid".


According to a Reddit post, the couple were excited to share that due to their obsession with The Game of Thrones series, they opted to call the bub 'Arya' after the fictional character Arya Stark.

The parents were convinced it was a "good name with a good meaning" as it can mean both 'friend' and 'noble', however it has become a popular name, so it "might be a little too common, not that it is a bad thing".

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According to the friend, "The next day she said she’s found a way to name her baby 'Arya' and not have it be associated with other Aryas running around or the show.

"How? She said she wanted to spell it as Aughreighyah . I did a double take reading that word too, but apparently people are supposed to read it as Augh-reigh-ya or Arya," she explained.

"She asked me how I felt about it and I told her that, frankly, Aughreighyah looks ridiculously stupid and she should just go with Arya.

"She got kinda upset and said that she and her partner came up with this only because I told them that the name is very common.

"I said that having a common name is better than having a confusing name," the concerned friend continued.

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The post which was posted on Reddit has since received loads of comments, with many taking the friend's side.

"They are setting that kid up for a lifetime of hell. Why do people feel the need to do this? Besides, the name is still the same, so they haven't really solved the too common problem, they just made the spelling look like a cat ran over a keyboard," one wrote.

"That poor child will have to spell her name for everyone, and correct people mis-pronouncing it," a second added.

However, others also put the poster in her place and told her she was too harsh in her delivery to the expectant parents.

"You're entitled to your opinion, but there are ways to express it without hurtful words. Silly? Weird? Confusing? Impractical?"

Do you think she was too harsh? What about the name - did they take they take unconventional spelling to a whole new level? Let us know on LifeStyle's Facebook page.

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