Sometimes things just don’t work out how you’d planned, even with the best intentions.
A mum has taken to Reddit to ask “Am I the a******?” after accidentally naming her kid, Lasagna.
The name was at first meant to be a tribute to her mother-in-law, who recently lost her battle with cancer.
Nine-week-old Elizabeth’s middle name was set to be Jane. But with the passing her parents decided on a tribute to her grandma, Anya.
“Her name was Anya (pronunciation: Ahn-Yuh). I loved her so I offered to change the middle name from Jane to Anya,” the mother said.
“My husband and his family were touched and agreed so our daughter became Elizabeth Anya Jane Last-Name.”
The problem is that it wasn’t long before her family began shortening Elizabeth to Liz.
“We’ve been having frequent group-Skype sessions with family during the stay-home mandate so our families can see the baby, see us, see each other and stay connected,” the mother added.
“My sister pointed out that we named our baby ‘Lasagna’.
“I hadn’t made the mental connection but if you put her first and second names together ‘Liz Ayna’it really does make ‘lasagna’.
“I then told my sister that I doubt anyone would make that connection, especially considering people rarely use their middle names in daily life.
“But then my whole family chimed in and now everyone keeps calling my daughter ‘Lasagna’.”
The mum went on to say she feared what would happen when her little girl eventually starts school and her classmates find out.
Knowing it wasn’t deliberate, plenty online were quick to sympathise with her.
“It’s OK that you didn’t catch it. Your family should drop it once you said it bothered you,” one said.
Another added her family should have dropped it.
“This has the opportunity to be such a cute and funny family in-joke, provided the family doesn’t treat (the mum’s) kid like the butt of it all,” they said.
Fortunately she isn’t alone.
Comedian Amy Schumer revealed recently she changed her son’s name because she realised it sounded like “genital”.
The I Feel Pretty actress originally named her son — who celebrates his first birthday next month — Gene Attell Fischer.