Mum who named daughter Olivia admits she forgot to consider unfortunate detail

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Mum who named daughter Olivia admits she forgot to consider unfortunate detail

Picking your child’s name is a task that many parents-to-be relish, while others spend weeks or months pondering over the perfect choice.

But knowing your little one is stuck with their moniker forever can lead some to question if they made the right choice.

One mummy blogger has admitted that she first got overruled by her own child, and then didn’t check all the family could actually pronounce her new offspring’s name.

The Australian mum wrote that her and her husband had decided on the name Eleanor for their third child as it was only one of a handful they agreed on.

But when their older son came into the hospital to visit his new sister he announced: “Bleuh! That name’s like vomit.

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“We’re going to call her Olivia.”

The blogger told KidSpot : “After a few days in hospital, I was exhausted and hormonal, and I was also partly impressed they cared so much, Eleanor became Olivia.”

But she then went on to add that having now changed her name once, they weren’t likely to change it again, despite the fact that the child’s own grandmother can’t pronounce it.

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She said: “But that’s not why I’m still not a fan of the name.

“She’s almost six years old, and I’d never change it and it suits her and she loves it, so that’s all that matters.

“But we never considered one big thing before officially naming her.

“My mother-in-law cannot say it at all.

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“We never considered that in her native language, the letter V does not exist.

“So what we get almost conjures images of a country in the Middle East, or a part of the vagina.

“It’s not her fault, it’s all ours.

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“But had I known better at the time… little Ellie would probably be on her way home from school right now instead of Olivia.”

The blogger didn’t say whereabouts her mother-in-law is from but many Asian countries have no V in their languages, including Japanese, Korean, Lao, Tibetan as well as Cantonese and Mandarin.

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