A MUM told how she had met a family who had named their baby named after a Scottish island and she couldn’t believe that parents would pick the “stupid” name for a child.
The incredulous mother explained that she was on holiday in Florida when she met the little one, who was called Isla-Skye.
She reasoned that they must have known of the Scottish island The Isle of Skye and found the choice of name “odd”.
Taking to Mumsnet, she said: “I just met a family who named their daughter Isla-Skye.
“Which literally sounds like Isle of Skye when you say it out loud.
“Am I the only one who thinks it’s so odd to give that name to a baby? Or did it just catch me off guard?”
Plenty of forum users weighed in with their opinions and not everyone agreed with the mum.
One person said: “Their baby their choice in my opinion.
“There may be names we don’t like but each to their own.”
Another said: “I’ve never heard of Isle of Skye. I think the name is fine.”
But plenty agreed with the woman that it was a “daft” name to give a child.
One person said: “It’s pretty daft, especially if you’re Scottish. I would hear it as literally Isle of Skye.”
Another said: “Yes, it’s a completely stupid sounding name.
“Luckily, most kids with hypenated names drop the second part by the time they’re about eight, mind you.”
While a third said: “I know a child called Sawyer Bean.
“Their baby, their choice but we are perfectly entitled to think they’re stupid…”