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20 November 2020, 10:43
The mum was warned that her baby could face a 'lifetime of bullying' if she was given the name.
An expectant mum who wants to give her baby girl a 'unique' name inspired by the coronavirus pandemic has been urged to rethink her decision.
The mum asked for advice in a Facebook group for pregnant women, and was told by other mums-to-be that her baby could face a 'lifetime of bullying' if given the name - which is Covidlynn.
She wrote: "Thoughts on Covidlynn for a girl? Since I will be pregnant most of 2020 for her.
"My husband likes it but my mom is not a fan and said she will call her Covy."
Members of the group weren't impressed by her choice, with one writing: "What about Quarantina? Just kidding. I personally wouldn't name my child after a virus that has killed a million people globally."
Another added: "Uhhh that's a no from me."
After the post was shared on Reddit, as reported by the Mirror, a number of shocked users rushed to comment their disapproval.
One wrote: "Just why? Do you really want to set them up for a lifetime of bullying??"
A second added: "I can't even see the connection between COVID and Lynn.
"She's just taken the name she was going to call the baby anyway and just bunged COVID in front of it?"
A third joked: "I had a baby in April and I totally missed the opportunity to name him Pandemichael. Darn."
One fourth said: "Can we just start suggesting Cora* and Rhona now as suitable alternatives to this madness?
"Maybe we can head this awful trend off at the pass."