Voicing her surprise on the online forum, she said her friend had decided on the name ‘Abcde’ for her newborn, not specifying the sex of the baby.
“The baby’s name is spelt: Abcde,” she wrote.
“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?” she asked users, believing it to be the “strangest name ever”.
Most people expressed their shock at the name and called her friend’s choice cruel.
“That is the silliest name I’ve ever heard – but kudos for the imaginative pronunciation. Some parents are too cruel,” said Ann N.
“It should be illegal to saddle children with names like that. Awful,” commented another user.
“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?!,” wrote someone else.
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However, after a bit of research, Annalise D discovered that while the name was “rare,” it’s not unheard of and shared a Wikipedia article which stated that ‘328 girls were named Abcde in the United States between 1990 and 2014’.
Others took this opportunity to share their own tales of unique baby names.
“Omg. My MIL named one daughter Essence-star and the other Maikayda-bliss…. serious,” shared one user.
“There was a woman on a holiday we were on whose twins were Heaven and Nevaeh, not too odd odd on their own but together rather strange!” wrote another (you might notice that ‘nevaeh’ is ‘heaven’ spelt backwards).
However taking the cake, was this name from Meghan T.
“I’ve heard of an A-A…..pronounced aDASHa,” she wrote, to which we say… you do you, but why???
According to a UK study released in September 2016, as many as one in five mothers experience baby name remorse and would re-name their child if they had the option to.
Some frequently recorded names were Charlotte, Amelia, Anne, Daniel, Jacob, James and Thomas, and not to be presumptuous but we worry there might be a few others joining that list very soon.
What do you think of this mum’s choice for her daughter’s name? Is it just a unique choice or plain cruel?