A man who decided to name his twin daughters after two cartoon characters has been told by his family that he has “doomed” the siblings
A father has been slammed by his own mum after naming his two baby girls after TV show villains.
The man explained that before the coronavirus lockdown, he welcomed two beautiful twin daughters into the world and decided to keep their names a secret until he announced their birth and gender.
Both names he chose are ‘from characters he loves and hold near and dear’ – but after he announced them he started getting “hate” from his family.
His mother was “livid,” later posting a public Facebook status saying how the names won’t ‘represent his daughters well,’ and how he “doomed” his “sweet little angels.”
But since many people agreed with her, he took to Reddit to ask users whether he made the wrong decision.
He wrote: “So it’s all pretty stupid but I thought I’d make a post since my family seems to wanna make it a big deal. Before the virus that shall not be named shut down everything I had two beautiful twin girls.
“The names I picked out I kept a secret until I announced their birth + gender. Both names are from characters I love and hold near and dear.
“The names are Azula (Avatar the Last Air Bender) and Eclipsa (Star vs the Forces of Evil).
“I made a post about it and everything seemed fine until I got a message in the family group chat. My mother was livid that I’d name my girls after two villains whose names won’t “represent my daughters well” (I found out my brother told her who they were names after.)
“I told her that the names don’t define who they are. She didn’t respond but I come to find a long Facebook post about how I “doomed” my “sweet little angles” [sic] and how names have weight and will effect how they turn out.
“All the comments are relatives agreeing with her and how “people these days will name their kids anything”.
“I didn’t name my kids hotdog and cheese like I don’t get what’s so bad. Anyways I’ve just been getting a lot of ‘hate’ if you will from my family.”
And Reddit users were quick to confirm that he had made a mistake, with one saying: “Your kids have to live with those names for the rest of their lives.
“They have to spell them out, they have to explain the pronunciation and whenever it does pop up, they have to deal with people giving whatever reaction based on the shows.”
Another said: “I feel like Azula isn’t that bad. It’s an actual name and it means blue and is unique but not weird. However eclipsa? That’s not even an actual name.”
A third commented: “There are ways to give your kids fandom names without being like…this.
“Really naming kids after any fandom is alienating and embarrassing for them. Pets? Go nuts, they won’t develop a complex or know if people find the name weird” said another.
A fifth also said: “You are using your children as accessories to show who you are, not who they are. Besides, a name is not just a name. Names have a big impact on future job applications and the way people will treat you.”