When it comes to choosing a baby name, parents-to-be put in the work.
From scouring the baby books, trawling internet forums and spending hours discussing potential choices with your partner or family, there’s a lot of guidance out there.
You may have even taken advice from a family member – or at least pretended to consider it.
In an ideal world, it should be simple to agree on a name you love and move on from there.
But in reality, there are a lot of things to consider before naming your baby.
In no particular order, will your bundle of joy like the name and understand why you chose it? Will others understand why you chose it? Could it be turned into a nickname that they despise?
All very important factors to consider when choosing the name of your new sprog.
On Reddit, one relative has expressed their shock at their sister’s name.
The couple kept the name secret during pregnancy but have finally revealed that they’ve called their daughter ‘Cool’.
It’s likely that they will face some ribbing in the playground for that moniker.
Especially since the family’s surname is one that reminds people of nature.
The fed-up relative explained on forum r/namenerds : “When I found out my only sibling was having a baby, I was estatic.
“I love to write so I’ve always had a love for names.
“My sister decided to keep the name a secret which made me so anxious and excited to find out what she would choose.
“Was it something fantasy like? Something simple and in the top 50? Something familial?
“My sister and her husband are both corporate type people so I didn’t think it would be anything crazy.
“Well.. they decided to name their daughter…Cool.
“Yup. Her name is Cool! What?! What type of Hollywood ass name is that?!
“When they told us, I thought they were joking.
“I had guessed so many times and my sister told me I would never guess it. Well she was right!
“And my brother in law (my sister didn’t change her last name) last name is a natureesuqe name, think Summer, Rivers, Meadows (it’s one of those).
“Her name is literally a google search!
“My sister and her husband said that they couldnt decide anything besides they wanted the name to be “cool” so they called the baby “cool baby” and it just stuck to “Cool” and they decided to keep it.
“Had to share on this subreddit because I frequent it a lot and I know people would be shocked cause I most certainly am. Cool…”
However the sister’s relative isn’t the only one who can see an issue with the name.
One person asked: “Please tell me they gave the kid a normal middle name so she at least has something to fall back on?”
The Reddit user replied: “Her middle name is her fathers name! In his family that’s how they do it.
“His siblings kids all have their dads name as their middle name as well, cultural thing I guess?”
One person commented: “Oh.. oh no. That poor PERSON!!!!
“Did they forget that babies grow up to be adults?”
Another agreed, adding: “It is hard to imagine them not having serious name regret. I doubt they will get a single genuine positive reaction from anyone.
“If you want to be different and “cool”, give your pet a weird name, not your child. This just comes off as very selfish.”
A third person added: “I actually went to primary school with a girl called Cool.
“People would go up to her and say “Cool is cool!” non stop.
“I suppose it’s better than saying she’s uncool but I would dislike the unnecessary attention if I was her.
“She was overall a pretty cool person and in a way the name suited her however, I personally don’t like the name.”