New mum horrified after realising her baby's name sounds like pasta
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A mum has told how she accidentally named her daughter after a world-famous pasta dish.
Taking to Reddit, the mother explained that her child's middle name was supposed to be tribute to her late mother-in-law.
The baby's grandma sadly lost her fight with breast cancer, which inspired the name seven months into the woman's pregnancy.
"My husband and I welcomed our first child about nine weeks ago. We found out it was going to be a girl and we quickly decided on the name Elizabeth for her," the Redditor explained.
"Her middle name was originally 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.
"Her name was Anya (pronunciation: Ahn-Yuh). I loved her so I offered to change the middle name from Jane to Anya.
"My husband and his family were touched and agreed so our daughter became Elizabeth Anya Jane Last-Name."
Shortly after the baby was born, the parents nicknamed the baby 'Liz', which made her name 'Liz Anya' sound like 'lasagne'.
She added: "We've been having frequent group-Skype sessions with family during the stay-home mandate so our families can see the baby, see us, see each other and stay connected.
"My sister pointed out that we named our baby ‘Lasagna’. I hadn't made the mental connection but if you put her first and second names together ‘Liz Ayna’ it really does make ‘lasagna'.
"I then told my sister that I doubt anyone would make that connection, especially considering people rarely use their middle names in daily life.
"But then my whole family chimed in and now everyone keeps calling my daughter ‘Lasagna'."
The poor mum is thinking of changing her child's name amid fears of potential bullying.
She explained: "Now I'm scared that when she eventually starts school her classmates and others will latch onto this and make fun of her."
As you'd expect, fellow users chimed in with their thoughts, with one person commenting: "But why not switch the middle two names? (Well actually... that would probably be expensive/a hassle at this point. Still, it's an option.)"
Someone else joked: "100 percent and the first birthday needs to be Garfield themed and serve... what else but lasagna Beat them at their own game."
"It’s ok that you didn’t catch it. Your family should drop it once you said it bothered you. Could be worse though, I have friends that named their kid T-bone Ham," another added.
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