Anyone who’s ever had to name something, such as a pet, would know that it’s not easy, because you, and the pet will have to live with the consequences.
Which is why the responsibility of naming another human being – such as your newborn child – can be so overwhelming, that some people buckle under the pressure, and stop being able to think clearly.
This is apparently what happened to one mum-to-be, recently, who posted on MumsNet as NordicNobody, asking the forum about her proposed baby name. The post was called “Initials spell LIAR”, giving a strong indication that the thread was not going to end in her favour.
“If we use the middle name we want our daughter will have initials which spell LIAR,” the woman wrote.
“To add to it her first name also rhymes with/sounds a bit like Liar. Would this put you off?”
The woman seemed to be seeking honest responses – and she certainly got them.