'I hate how unique my baby's name is - I'm desperate for more parents to use it'

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The mum fears the name will cause issues after experiencing confusion from others (stock photo) (Image: Stoke Sentinel)
The mum fears the name will cause issues after experiencing confusion from others (stock photo) (Image: Stoke Sentinel)

A mum has been left puzzled after people keep telling her she chose a 'unique' name for her son despite not thinking it was an unusual pick. The reaction has been so strong the parent has started getting annoyed by the comments - and she's encouraging others to use the moniker so her son's name sounds more common.

Her conundrum came to light after the mum took to Reddit to air her grievances, which included the reaction of her nurse in the hospital. Unfortunately, most people were quick to agree she'd picked a rare name, though many commenters loved her choice.

'I hate how unique my baby's name is - I'm desperate for more parents to use it' eideeidediqxzinvThe mum has started encouraging other parents to use the name (stock photo) (Sunday Mirror)

In her post, the American mum explained: "We named our baby boy Soren and a lot of people where I live have never heard it before. When my boyfriend suggested it I thought it sounded like a regular name even though it's uncommon. I had definitely heard it before even if I didn't remember where, but people keep telling me it's so 'unique.'"

However, she doesn't think the comments were meant as compliments - and the choice has already led to major misunderstandings.

"When a nurse came into my hospital room after he was born, she read his name on the dry erase board and referred to the baby as 'her'," the mum revealed, before she asked: "Is the name really that strange?"

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The disgruntled mum added that she'd researched the name online before committing to it but her planning didn't much help.

"I like his name still, but I'm kind of frustrated people think my boyfriend and I were trying to make a statement about how unique and creative we are," she concluded. "I'm literally encouraging others to name their baby boys Soren so we aren't so 'unique'."

Thankfully, people were quick to reassure the mum she'd made a lovely choice, and many pointed out that the Scandinavian name is only uncommon in some parts of the world.

One person replied: "I work for a Scandinavian company and there are at least 50 Sorens. I work directly with four of them!"

Meanwhile, a second said: "I don't find it strange at all! It’s obviously not super common but I've heard it here and there. I think it's a nice name."

Another recommended: "Don't let people's silly reactions trouble you. People are always baffled if they haven't heard the name before. Honestly, that attitude will die out in the next few decades, it's an outdated viewpoint."

Amber O'Connor

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