As any couple who’s had to name a baby – or even a dog – together knows, you don’t always share the same tastes.
Deciding on one name can be challenging for a lot of couples, and even cause some conflict, because there’s lots to consider; such as whether the name will cause teasing at school, or whether the family will like it. And then of course there’s the small issue of getting both parents to like a name.
For example, one woman posted on Mumsnet recently, complaining her husband has made the “worst” baby name suggestion…and she is shooketh.
In the post called “What are the worst names you’ve had suggested to you?“, the woman explains that whilst she’s not pregnant, her DH (darling husband) wanted to start the conversation about baby names.
The poor man: it was well-intentioned, but also a rookie mistake. Because, the woman was left confused and upset by his perfectly reasonable suggestion: Parsons. But not just Parsons:
“The name was fucking PARSONS,” the woman wrote.
“It’s not even a family surname. I despair! I thought we would have similar taste or at least DH would have SOME taste.”
Ouch. Clearly not even in the same book, let alone on the same page, the woman was left wondering if she really knew her husband at all. She also asked the group what are the worst name suggestions they’ve been given, so she can feel less alone.
The comments section was quickly filled with stories from other readers.
"Xh [ex husband] proposed Stacey as an option when we were expecting dd [darling daughter]. It was a bit of a curveball," one admitted.
Another shared her husband had some 'outdated' ideas: