My friend said my son’s name is for ‘badly behaved boys’ & ‘un-cool’ – I’m fuming, he’s called something really normal

NAMING your baby is a notoriously difficult thing.

Go with something new or unusual, and you risk being trolled or warned your child will be bullied.

But choose something more traditional, and you'll be called boring or have horrible associations attached to the name.

That's what happened to one mum, who was fuming when her pal said her son's name was attached to "badly behaved boys".

To add insult to injury, she also labelled the moniker "un-cool".

The mum, who had only given birth a few weeks previously told Mumsnet she felt judged by her supposed friend.

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If you're wondering what the lad's name is, it's Jack – a traditional Hebrew name which consistently ranks in the top 10 here in the UK.

The mum explains: "My friend met him for the first time yesterday, and decided to inform me that her DH (darling husband) has commented that if they ever have a boy, Jack would've been the last name on their list as it's associated with bad behaved boys, and it's just not 'a cool name'."

She claimed the friend also said her first child's name "isn't cool" and asked "why do we go for such simplistic names?"

She added: "It might just be the postpartum hormones, but I'm so angry she decided to share this with me.

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“I didn't say anything, but my DH said next time he will see them he will mention the unnecessary comment.

“I would never judge anyone's name choices so I'm super angry that behind close doors they bitch about my boy's names.

“Not in a rush to meet up with her again."

Commenting on the thread, many parents backed the mum in her annoyance.

One wrote: "Jack is a lovely name. It will never date or go out of fashion."

While a second said: "I'm a teacher and lots of Jacks are lovely boys – not badly behaved at all.

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And a third commented: "It is incredibly rude to sneer to someone's face about their children's names.

“The polite thing to do is say 'aw, lovely', and move on.”

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