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Mum-to-be urged to reconsider her daughter's future name after sharing it


One mum-to-be was urged to reconsider after her relative claimed she was going to name her child Isis.

The name – which was traditionally associated with the Egyptian goddess Isis – has become much rarer in the UK due to the rise of the terror group. 

According to the Office for National Statistics, not a single baby was given the name in 2018, despite it being the 825th most popular name in the UK in 2013.

Now a Redditer has asked for advice on whether he should try to steer his sister away from giving her daughter the name.

They wrote on Reddit: “So my sister is pregnant. It’s our parents’ first grandchild. We’re all excited. She also recently confirmed that it’s a girl.



The woman wants to name her daughter Isis

“Well here’s the thing: my sister likes Egyptian mythology and the TV show Archer. So she recently announced the baby name: Isis.

“Yes seriously. So next time I saw her I asked her if she was serious.

“She said yes and told me about the Egyptian goddess and that it’s a pretty name and she also loves Archer.

“So I told her that I still hate it and pointed out Archer stopped using it. Well she got upset and told me it’s not really any of my business.

“So am I am asshole here? Normally it’s not my business but with a name like that I just felt like I had to speak out.”



People were divided over the name (stock photo)

People were divided by the topic – with one person pointing out that ‘Isis’ is a very common name in some parts of the world.

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They commented: “There’s plenty of people in this world called Isis, so I don’t see the problem here.

“Not everyone will make the connection between the terrorists and the baby, besides, she’s not yours. It’s not your call to make.”

One woman, with a very interesting perspective, said: “So my name is actually Isis.

“I got the name before the terrorist origination came around) and honestly I’m torn.

“On one hand my name is very unique and I was named after the Egyptian goddess who is the goddess of life and fertility so it has a beautiful meaning and is overall a powerful name.

“On the other hand I remember crying to my mom about mean kids in school who called me a terrorist.

“Even now people still make comments and jokes and even though it doesn’t make me sad anymore just kind of annoys me.

“It’s especially rough now that I am working as people make faces when I say my name is Isis.

“Plus people always pronounce my name wrong because it makes them feel uncomfortable to say it because of the terrorist group which is also really annoying.

“Honestly though I think your sister should just really think about this before she makes a definite decision.

“A name is more than something cute or pretty it’s the thing that you will be called for the rest of your life so when naming your kid you should make it one that you actually feel suits them.

“I also don’t think what you said was too mean since you just stated your opinion.”

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A third commented: “The name Isis has been in the news over the past decade for all the wrong reasons. It’ll be tough to get out from under that dark shadow.

“Perhaps that’s why Archer stopped using it, too, but I don’t know, I don’t watch the show.

“Either way, Isis has a lot of terrible connotations now that it didn’t have before.

“As much as your sister might not want to acknowledge it, that’s something her baby will have to live with.”





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