Parents on website Netmums have been sharing the strangest baby names they have ever heard, and some of them are just downright baffling.
There are a lot of things you need to think of and prepare when a baby is on the way. New clothes need to be bought. The baby's crib and bedroom need to be prepared for his or her arrival. You and your partner also need to sit down and discuss what your new arrival is going to be called. That can be the trickiest conversation of all and will likely lead to some butting of heads.
Eventually though, the two of you will settle on a name. That moment may not come until you are holding your new son or daughter in your arms and everything suddenly clicks. However, we ask, nay implore you to not name your baby based on a knee jerk decision. Yes, it is a parent's right to name their baby whatever they so choose, to an extent, but just remember your child has to live an entire life with that name.
That's why a recent discussion on parenting website Netmums has left us with our heads in our hands. Parents shared some of the strangest names they have ever heard given to children. One mom described the time she was in a store and heard a fellow parent calling her daughters. Their names? L'Oreal and Elvive. Clearly a big fan of shampoo.
Believe it or not, those two entries were not the worst ones offered up. Teachers naturally come across a lot of names what with the number of children they teach over the course of their careers. One educator revealed that the strangest name of a child she has taught was "Greater-Light." But wait, it gets even worse. The winner, or loser depending on how you approach it, has to be Chlamidya. We sincerely hope that one was a joke.
You can check the entire thread out yourself by clicking here. However, just to tide you over and save you scrolling, here are a few more of our favorites from the discussion. Aquamarine, Raspberry, Champagne, and Vogue. Come on guys, at least give your children a chance. We imagine it is highly likely that there will be a lot more people legally changing their names in around 20 years time than there has been in the past.