- A mom-to-be has revealed she wants to name her daughter, Cinderella
- The unnamed woman was slammed on social media for her baby name choice
- People on Reddit begged her to go with a different name instead
A mom-to-be has been slammed after revealing she wanted to name her daughter Cinderella after the fairytale Princess.
The unnamed woman took to Reddit to reveal she had been debating naming her future daughter after the icon best known to modern audiences through the Disney film.
She explained that her boyfriend was against the name – adding that he branded it ‘stupid’ and said their child would get made fun of.
The expectant mom questioned if people on the social-media platform thought their daughter would get bullied or if it was a cute name.
A mom-to-be has been slammed after revealing she wanted to name her daughter, Cinderella, after the Disney Princess
The expectant mom questioned if people on the social-media platform thought their daughter would get made fun of or if it was a cute name
She begged Reddit users for their opinion, noting that she had previously asked for suggestions.
The mom-to-be began: ‘Hey guys! I posted here before about girl names and y’all gave me beautiful names, but now I need y’all’s opinion on a name.
‘My boyfriend thinks it’s stupid and that she’ll get made fun of for it but I think it’s cute,’ she said before revealing the name she had in mind was Cinderella.
She explained that she adored the name, adding that there were many ‘cute nicknames’ their baby could have.
‘I thought Cindy or Ella would be a cute nickname?’ she said.
However, the woman said she didn’t want their daughter to be bullied.
‘I don’t want her made fun of at all but to me it’s cute. All input is appreciated,’ she said.
People on the social media platform flooded the comments section, blasting the mom for her choice.
People on the social media platform flooded the comments section, blasting the mom for her choice
One person wrote: ‘Girl, no.’
Another user added: ‘It isn’t my first go-to compared to the other princesses but I don’t entirely hate it either. I do think it’d be more noticeable by others and 100% of people would assume she’s named after the Disney princess whereas the other names (Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Merida, Elsa, Anna, Tiana, Jasmine, who [the f***] else am I missing lol) could be played off as not being Disney-derived even if that was your reason for choosing it.’
Someone else said: ‘Just name her Ellie. Cinderella is not a good idea.’
A fourth commented: ‘Belle or Ariel are cute princess names. The name Cinderella is not something to inflict on a human being. It’s ok for a cat or a hamster, but a baby girl… With all due respect, no, honey, no. If you like the nicknames Cindy or Ella, there are several other names you could use that would work well with one of those nicknames: Cynthia, Eleanor, Lucinda, Elaine, Elena, etc.’
‘I’m a kindergarten teacher and there was a little girl at the school named Cinderella. No one made fun of her (that I know of). But definitely could see teasing happening especially as she reaches middle school,’ one person added.
After reading the comments, the mom-to-be said she was ‘glad’ she got other opinions and would be looking into other names.
According to BabyCenter.com, the name Cinderella gained popularity in 1950, which is when the original Disney film was released.
The popularity of the name shortly declined after that and remained steady until 2021, which is when a live-action version of Cinderella that starred Camila Cabello was released.