Parents Get Trolled Online For Name Branded 'Weird'
Becoming a parent is a big responsibility. Obviously, you have the task of trying to make sure you create a decent human being, but then comes the even trickier duty of giving them a name that isn't going to give them a lifetime of embarrassment.
One study even says there's a correlation between a kid's name and how 'nice' they are... Heavy.
It's good to think outside the box and come up with something unique though, and that's exactly what Jessica Mavis did when she decided to use Roman numerals in her baby girls name, calling her KVIIIlyn.
Having always liked the name Kaitlyn, but been a bit unhappy with how popular it had become, Jessica and her husband came up with the ingenious idea and make their bundle of joy stand out from the crowd.
Jessica was that proud of herself that she wrote into Australia's That's Life Magazine to show little KVIIIlyn off, explaining: "I've always loved the name Kaitlyn but hated how popular it was.
"So when I found out I was having a girl, my husband suggested we replace the 'ait' with the Roman numeral symbol for eight! Now out daughter is truly unique"
Although the original article is from a couple of years ago, the image resurfaced online when a That's Life reader shared it on Facebook.
Predictably, the internet did not react kindly, with some of the comments calling the parents 'morons', while others resorted to good old fashioned word play.
One user wrote: "She is going to hviii this name when she is older, will end up changing it by deed poll to the proper spelling."
A second said: "The Romans didn't say it 'eight' so now her name is actually K-octo-lyn."
While another person even suggested they should be forced to pay, saying: "They should fine parents who do this to their children!!!!"
And the torrent of abuse just kept on coming, with one person saying, "Poor kid, what will she do when she grows up and finds out her parents are morons," while another said she would "grow up to hate" her parents.
But despite the pretty harsh criticism, there was some support out there for the Mavis', with one reader commenting: "Although the name sounds a tad weird, must say a lot of thought went in and it is very clever and unique."
Very diplomatic. Well, there's no judgement from us, Jessica, we think it's a grVIII idea.
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