People change their names for a variety of reasons. But what happens when the person who wants to change their name is your son, and he’s only six years old?
One couple has turned to Reddit for advice, saying their young son put in a rather bizarre request to have his name changed as a birthday present.
They explained the situation using false names to protect the boy’s identity – but they do say that his first name “is the name of a piece of a piece of furniture”.
“My husband and I adopted our son about 3.5 years ago. He had a rather unusual name but we decided to keep it. We researched a lot and although the name seemed awfully silly, it felt wrong to take his name from him,” the woman – who calls herself namechangename on the site – wrote.
“For the sake of the question, I will use the first name Table. His full name was Table Michael Harrison. My husband and I gave our son both of our last names and made Michael and Harrison both his middle names. Therefore, his name became Table Michael Harrison Smith-Jones.”