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“I Thought She Was Joking”: Woman Begs Sister To Rethink The Name She Chose For Her Son
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“I Thought She Was Joking”: Woman Begs Sister To Rethink The Name She Chose For Her Son

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“Thomas? No, there’s a Thomas at work and I hate his guts. Luke? I don’t know, it doesn’t sound right with the surname. What about Gabriel? That might be an option, but let’s keep looking.”

Conversations like this are not uncommon among expectant parents. Choosing a name for a bundle of joy is a privilege but a huge responsibility, too, which is why one has to think long and hard about what the most suitable option is. (Unless, of course, they have had their mind made up about it since the 6th grade.)

When this redditor’s sister told her the name she chose for her unborn son, the OP thought that the mom-to-be was joking. Yet, she wasn’t; being a lover of the ocean, she opted for a fish’s name for her child. Scroll down to find the full story below.

Naming a baby is a huge responsibility

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This woman decided to name her baby after a fish, which her sister wasn’t too thrilled about

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Some names never lose their popularity

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Some names, such as James, Michael, and Robert for boys and Mary, Patricia, and Jennifer for girls, seem to be ever-popular (based on data from the last hundred years). Others, however, come and go in waves, when for one reason or another a certain name becomes increasingly popular for a period of time.

For the last two years (20222023), for instance, the top three of the most popular names (in the US) didn’t change one bit, with Olivia, Emma, and Charlotte taking the three spots on the podium for girls and Liam, Noah, and Oliver respectively for boys.

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In addition to the ever popular and the periodically trending regular names, there are also the unique ones, entailing both the good and the subjectively bad. According to The Memo, a website for expecting and new parents, the unique names in 2023 were mostly inspired by “grandpas, neo-cowboys, Stranger Things, and the sun”, with such names as Ira, Lenny, and Lou becoming popular again; though as girls’ names, this time around.

All sorts of trends bring an abundance of unique names

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Delving deeper into unique names, The Memo covered seven trends that might interest expectant parents looking for something different for their little one: Maximalism (entailing such names as Amadeus, Andromeda, Magnus, Myfanwy, and Wolfgang), Retro (Arlo, Bobbie, Lenny, and Teddy, being just a few examples), Gilded (Apollo, Aura, Glow, Helios, Sterling, Sunday, Sunny), and even Sci-Fi Cowboy (Brando, Dallas, Rhett, Royal, Steele, Tex, and others).

Then there’s the so-called ‘4-2-i’ trend, entailing names consisting of four letters and two syllables, and ending in an ‘i’ (Avni, Bibi, Gigi, Mavi, Suki, Zuri), adjectives—yes, adjectives—used as a name (Brave, Celestian, Glorious, Heavenly, Supreme, True), which is not that uncommon among celebrities, and finally, the ‘Blue-Green’, which is considered to be the “next evolution of the nature names trend” (Azure, Caspian, Forest, Marina, Navy, Ocean, Raney, Sky, Storm, Wave).

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Looks like—even if not blue, nor green in reality—Seabass would also make it to the nature category, as a marine life-inspired name. However, the OP’s sister might not stick to this choice after all, thanks to her sibling showing her fellow netizens’ reactions to said name. Be that as it may, some Reddit users said that the name the woman decides to give to her child is none of the redditor’s business. Scroll down to find their differing reactions below.

Some redditors thought that Seabass could be a cute nickname, but definitely not a first name

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Some netizens believed that if it isn’t your child, their name is none of your business

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Miglė Miliūtė

Miglė Miliūtė

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A writer here at Bored Panda, I am a lover of good music, good food, and good company, which makes food-related topics and feel-good stories my favorite ones to cover. Passionate about traveling and concerts, I constantly seek occasions to visit places yet personally unexplored. I also enjoy spending free time outdoors, trying out different sports—even if I don’t look too graceful at it—or socializing over a cup of coffee.

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Miglė Miliūtė

Miglė Miliūtė

Writer, BoredPanda staff

A writer here at Bored Panda, I am a lover of good music, good food, and good company, which makes food-related topics and feel-good stories my favorite ones to cover. Passionate about traveling and concerts, I constantly seek occasions to visit places yet personally unexplored. I also enjoy spending free time outdoors, trying out different sports—even if I don’t look too graceful at it—or socializing over a cup of coffee.

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Mindaugas Balčiauskas

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I'm a visual editor at Bored Panda. I kickstart my day with a mug of coffee bigger than my head, ready to tackle Photoshop. I navigate through the digital jungle with finesse, fueled by bamboo breaks and caffeine kicks. When the workday winds down, you might catch me devouring bamboo snacks while binging on the latest TV show, gaming or I could be out in nature, soaking up the tranquility and communing with my inner panda.

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Mindaugas Balčiauskas

Mindaugas Balčiauskas

Author, BoredPanda staff

I'm a visual editor at Bored Panda. I kickstart my day with a mug of coffee bigger than my head, ready to tackle Photoshop. I navigate through the digital jungle with finesse, fueled by bamboo breaks and caffeine kicks. When the workday winds down, you might catch me devouring bamboo snacks while binging on the latest TV show, gaming or I could be out in nature, soaking up the tranquility and communing with my inner panda.

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Eroe Infinito
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4 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sadly. There isn't any laws against naming your children something stupid. Although there definitely should be. She should at least choose a cooler sea creature like the Kraken or Mermaid Man.

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4 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are countries where there are those laws. People like this are why.

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Eroe Infinito
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4 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sadly. There isn't any laws against naming your children something stupid. Although there definitely should be. She should at least choose a cooler sea creature like the Kraken or Mermaid Man.

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4 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are countries where there are those laws. People like this are why.

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