Mom mistakenly names daughter ‘lasagna’ after middle-name tribute goes wrong

Worried mom. (Photo: Getty Images)
Worried mom. (Photo: Getty Images)

It looks like 2020 will become known for weird baby names.

From parents naming their children after the novel coronavirus to sanitiser and recently lasagna – baby names have taken on a whole new meaning.

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A woman anonymously revealed that she’d named her nine-week-old child Elizabeth, or “Liz” for short.

But when she and her husband later opted to use his late mother Anya’s name as the girl’s middle name, the last thing they wanted was for their daughter's full name to sound like a pasta dish – Liz Anya, DailyMail reports.

Taking to Reddit, the wary first-time-mom shared her growing concerns about whether or not she should change her daughter's second name, originally meant to be Jane, even though Anya was a tribute to her in-law.

“Her middle name was going to be Jane, with the intent to call her EJ. However, when I was seven months pregnant, my husband's mother lost her fight with breast cancer,” the woman wrote.

“Her name was Anya (pronunciation: Ahn-Yuh). I loved her so I offered to change the middle name from Jane to Anya.”

Days after the couple welcomed their little girl, they started calling her Liz. 

And when their families realised that Liz and Anya put together sounded like lasagna, they started calling the newborn just that, something the mother isn’t too happy about, The Sun reports.

“Now I'm scared that when she eventually starts school her classmates and others will latch onto this and make fun of her,” she added.

Netizens advised the woman not to beat herself up about the mishap, especially because even actress Amy Schumer, recently changed her son's name after realising it sounded like genitalia.

(Sources: DailyMail, Reddit, The Sun)

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