‘I’ve chosen Harry Potter names for my twins but people say they’ll be bullied’
A woman who decided to name her babies after Harry Potter characters has been slammed.
The woman is expecting twins in the Spring and has finally decided on the names for her little ones.
After keeping them a secret for so long, she decided to ask her close friend what she thought of them, revealing that they were Albus Tony and Severus Callum.
But when she didn’t get the response she wanted, she accused her pal of “ruining” her special moment.
The woman’s friend said: “My friend (let’s call her Nicola) wanted to keep the baby names a secret as everyone knows the sex of the babies and she’s having a scheduled C-section so she wanted some element of surprise.
“She’s also a massive Harry Potter fan and had hinted about there possibly being a link so I expected a Harry Potter name in there somewhere.
“Anyway, she decided she was too excited to keep it in any longer and rang to me to ask me if I wanted to know the names they have chosen. It went something like this…
“Me: ooh yes please, I would love to know!
“Nicola: Albus Tony and Severus Callum
“Me: (long pause) wow!
“Nicola: (fuming) thanks for that, I can tell you hate them. Thanks so much for ruining this moment for me! (Hangs up).”
The woman says she feels awful for upsetting her friend.
“I have tried to message and call her to apologise and say I do like the names (I don’t, Severus Callum has got to be the most random name I’ve ever heard of) but she keeps ignoring me.”
“My other half says I’m not the a* because they are stupid names.”
She took to Reddit to ask users whether she was in the wrong, but surprisingly they sided with her.
One person said: “Parents need to stop naming their kids with ridiculous names. These are not accessories, they are entire humans who have to exist with stupid names which is so much more important than her ‘moment’.
“Albus Tony and Severus Callum are ridiculous names, it’s almost like she wants them to get bullied.”
Another asked: “And what if they don’t end up even liking Harry Potter?”
A third said: “You were way more polite than I would’ve be