PARENTS TAKE inspiration for their babies name from all sorts of places.
Whether it’s a family name, from a book, or an original take on a common name.
The mum was frustrated girls could use boy’s names but not the other way roundCredit: Getty
but one mum-to-be has been slammed for her ‘cruel’ name suggestion for her son.
Taking to Mumsnet, the anonymous mum-to-be revealed how she loved the name Olive for a little boy.
She explained: “I really love Olive as a boys name as a twist on Oliver that I also like but is far too popular for me to ever use.
“However, I am aware its wayyyy more common as a girls name.
“Even though I have only ever heard of girls with this name, it sounds far more unisex to me and I would love to use it but wouldn’t want negative reactions to it.
“It’s so annoying that boys names can be used for girls but not the other way round!”
The mum-to-be asked users of the forum to suggest other names she could potentially use and also offered some more examples of names she liked.
Such as – Eliza, Florence, Lottie, Tilliah, Grace (love the nickname grey for b+gs), Greyson, Olive, Ezra.
But the mum was slammed by users who told her she was ‘cruel’ for suggesting to call her son a name like Olive.
One wrote: “Olive? For a boy? Don’t be so bloody cruel. What is it with parents using their children as ways of pushing boundaries these days?”
“Olive oil is my first thought, and that’s a female character, never yet heard of a male being called Olive,” Another added, “unless you want to lumber your son with a name that will cause him a lifetime of problems don’t use Olive.”
A third commented: “You’re only thinking about yourself OP. Don’t be selfish.”
“Ludicrous. Don’t lumber your kid with this please. And is Tilliah even a name?” Wrote a fourth.
Many explained it was commonly used and known to be a girls name and would get her son bullied later in life.
The mum-to-be explained she was asking for recommendations of similar names that are slightly more accepted in society.
She added: “I just heard the name and really liked the sound of it. I like less common names but I agree that this is a bit too ‘out there’. “