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Peter Andre defends Molly-Mae after Kerry Katona urges her to change baby’s name

Peter Andre defends Molly-Mae after Kerry Katona urges her to change baby’s name

He's spoken out in support of the couple's choice of name

Peter Andre has come out in support of Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury's choice of baby name after Kerry Katona urged the couple to change it.

Molly-Mae and Tommy welcomed their first child last month and have since shared a selection of cute snaps with fans on social media.

The 23-year-old social media influencer revealed her daughter’s name in a sweet photo on Instagram, which showed the newborn lying in her (incredibly expensive) crib, with a neon sign reading ‘Bambi’ in the background.

The unusual moniker sparked a bit of a debate with many people thinking it was an adorable name and others not so keen.

Among those in the ‘not so keen’ camp is former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona, who claims the child might get picked on once she starts school due to her unique name.

The mum-of-five wrote in her column for OK! Magazine: "Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury announced the birth of their daughter last week. It’s lovely news, but I must admit I’m not a fan of the name.

"I think Bambi Fury sounds a bit ridiculous.

Molly-Mae revealed her baby's name on 1 February.

"It reminds me of the Disney film where the mother gets shot! The poor kid might get some stick in school.

"If they haven’t registered the name yet, maybe they should consider changing it. But each to their own…"

However, now Peter Andre has shared his two cents and he reckons the only people who need to like the name are Molly-Mae and Tommy.

Taking to his own column in OK! Magazine, Peter wrote: "Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury split opinion last week by naming their baby girl Bambi.

Peter Andre has defended the unusual name.
Matt Crossick / Alamy Stock Photo

"Now, I am not one to talk about giving your child an alternative name when my kids are called Princess and Junior. However, a child’s name is a personal choice.

"Bambi is a cute little deer, at the end of the day. I just think, why not? It’s up to them.

"Everyone else can have their opinion but it’s irrelevant. Molly-Mae and Tommy show me there are some great things about Love Island because they’ve stayed together and been hugely successful.

"All power to them. If they love the name Bambi, that’s all that matters.”

Personally, I’m inclined to agree with Peter - it doesn’t matter what name you choose, there’s always going to be someone who doesn’t like it, but as long as you and your partner are happy, who cares?

Featured Image Credit: LANDMARK MEDIA / Alamy Stock Photo / mollymae/instagram

Topics: Molly Mae Hague, Parenting