YOUR grandparents, someone important in your life, something trendy – these are one of the many aspects people consider when picking a name for their newborn.
Approaching the end of their pregnancy, one couple thought they had landed the perfect name – only to then be mocked by the mum's-to-be sibling, who took it to Reddit.
''So my 22 yo sister is 34 weeks pregnant with her first child,'' wrote the Redditor, explaining the couple are into Viking names because of a TV show they watch.
''She was set on naming the baby girl a normal-ish name after not choosing Thora and katta from her list.
''None of the family was super into the name but it was normal enough so we all accepted it and didn't discourage her.''
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However, these were very soon scrapped as options, as the mum-to-be set out to send the family members a list of new potential names for the baby girl.
The list, according to the sibling, included Freja, Ada, Molly, Faye and ''LAGERTHA''.
''I replied to the message with new names saying 'lol w*f lagertha sounds like a dying cow' thinking the last one was a joke.''
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The sibling then proceeded to tell the name Lagertha would get the child bullied, with fellow children ridiculing the girl.
''I also said it sounded like a shipyard term,'' wrote the anonymous Redditor, who had found that a very small percentage of the population – only 35 people – have been given Lagertha as a name since 2016.
''I know I shouldn't have been rude about it but I cannot see a kid named lagertha no being bullied.
''My family told me that I should let her have her names because her happiness over them matters.
''But like what about the kids future??? What if Chlamydia was an option, would they have still stepped back and been okay with all names?'' the person wrote.
The person then also explained that although the name is not ''ugly'' in their opinion, people in the UK and the US won't understand the reference immediately.
''I'm sorry for offending anyone with the name or anyone who is from that part of the world.
''There are European and American names that would be ridiculed in other parts of the world for what they mean in different languages.''
Although the siblings have since made up, fellow Redditors thought the person wasn't in the wrong, with one comment reading: ''NTA. If the kid being made fun of for their name is truly a concern to her, she got her answer from someone that will love that child no matter their name.''
Another agreed, saying: ''Lagertha would make you ridiculed in Scandinavian countries as well, nobody is called that here!
''Yes, she was a historical figure, but the name is no longer in use.''
''You can like a show but it is the name of the child and the child doesn't even know the show,'' pointed out someone else.
''You shouldn't treat a child as an accessoire or an extension of your personality. It will be their own person.''
In other parenting news, a bloke explained his partner now wants their daughter to have a gender neutral moniker.
Plus, these are the baby names which are most likely to land your child a top career – is your tot on the list?
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