One of the most exciting moments during a pregnancy is picking out a baby name. It can definitely be an exciting time, but it can also lead to a heated debate. Maybe you’ve always dreamed about naming your son Christopher and your partner has a creepy, old uncle of the same name. Childhood dreams are ruined, lives are changed… Okay, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the process does require some discussion and a little bit of give and take.

Recently one Redditor left a comment in a baby-related group that said, “the names my SO [significant other] has been suggesting for the baby are… really something. Can’t tell if he’s joking.” Like most relatable things that pop up on the Internet, it struck a chord with other parents who then decided to chime in with their own story about the topic – and you guys, some of the names shared are hilarious. On the other hand, we kind of like a few of the more unusual picks, but we’re pretty open when it comes to creative baby names.


“My first pregnancy really struck home how very southern my husband is. His (serious) suggestions were: Bo Rusty Cletus (I s**t you not) Lynard I eventually had to set a ground rule that if I could picture a fat old lady leaning out of a rusty, leaning trailer door and screaming the name, it wasn’t going to be added to the list. Thankfully he ended up finally choosing one we could both live with.” – xxlilstepsxx

“My husband suggested Nova and Chevelle for a boy….mainly because they are cars. He lost naming privileges.” – Jenxa

“My grandmother suggested Nathaniel. Which wasn’t so terrible (except, it’s terrible…) until she added on, “Then you could call him Nathan! Like the hot dog!” Granny, just because he has a wiener, it doesn’t mean we need to name him in honor of it…” – thirdjane

“My husband’s front runner name for the past 7 months has been Waldo. I feel you.” – Gluestick05

“My husband is dead-set on our baby girl’s middle name being Furiosa. Crazier part is I’m almost considering it, just because it means so much to him. :-/ Eek.” – LadyRainicom

Did you partner suggest a silly name? Share with us in the comments below.

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