Mum defends daughter's unusual name after relatives mistook it for car manufacturer
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A mum feels she is forced to defend her daughter's unique name after relatives mistook it for a car manufacturer.
Bella Davis, 18, says trolls think her six-month-old daughter will get bullied in school for the moniker.
Well on July 7 2022, Bella and her boyfriend Reason Robison, 20, welcomed their baby to the world.
You can see the tot and learn how to pronounce the unique name below:
The inspiration for the name was from the couple's love of astronomy.
The pair would go stargazing together on dates and decided to name their daughter Polaris after the North Star.
Bella says that Reason pointed to the North Star, or Polaris, just before asking her to be his girlfriend.
However, trolls say it 'sounds like a disease'.
The stay-at-home mum, from Salt Lake City, Utah, US, said: "When we told our friends and family almost everyone didn't like it.
"A lot of people thought of the car manufacturing company, Polaris Inc, who sell all terrain vehicles.
"My sister absolutely hated it but once Polaris was born, she's started to like it a bit more."
She added: "A lot of people have warmed to it since, my mum said she liked it, but I don't know if she was lying to me.
"I've had a lot of people online who don't like it as well.
"A lot of the comments are saying she'd be bullied in school for her name and that it's ugly.
"I've just stopped reading the comments now because they're too hateful.
"I don't really care but it's also not very nice to hear at the same time."
Despite the backlash, Bella and Reason don't regret naming their daughter Polaris - pronounced as 'Pol-air-is' - and encourage parents to 'go for it' if they like an unusual name.
Bella said: "I've never once regretted naming her Polaris.
"To all the people online, I'd say it's not your kid and you shouldn't give your opinion unless it's wanted because the things people say do hurt and it's unnecessary.
"I'd definitely say to other parents that if you love a name then go for it.
"Your opinion is all that matters and at the end of the day it's your decision.
"There's no name in the world that everyone's going to like.
"And to the people who say she'll be bullied - I think kids will be mean either way and if they're mean about her name then they're not very good friends anyway."