Mother wished she had given her three-month-old son a different name: ‘Absolutely no one can pronounce it’
- An Australian mother said she wanted to give her son a different name
- Elli, whose son’s name is Seth, said people in Australia have a hard time pronouncing it
- She needs to clarify and explain that it’s like Seth Rogen so people can understand
- Others said they also regretted giving their children names like Seth and Isaac
An Australian mother shared her regret over her three-month-old son’s name and said she wished she had chosen something easier to pronounce.
Mum-of-two Elli posted on TikTokwhere she explained that she thought she had kept it simple with her son’s name Seth.
But she didn’t know that people in Australia would find the name Seth so hard to pronounce.
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An Australian mother has expressed regret over her three-month-old son’s name, saying she wishes she had chosen something easier to pronounce (Elli pictured)
“It’s not that I regret the name I chose for my child, but I thought I chose a name that was short, international and easy to pronounce,” Elli said in the TikTok clip (pictured)
“It’s not that I regret the name I chose for my child, but I thought I chose a name that was short, international and easy to pronounce,” Elli said in the TikTok clip.
“It turns out I was wrong. The name I chose is not popular in Australia.’
She added, “My son’s name is Seth and unless I say Seth like Seth Rogen, no one will know what I’m saying.”
Instead, Elli said people often pronounce the name “Seeth” or “Steph” before being corrected.
More than 250,000 people who watched the video shared their own comments about their feelings around their children’s names.
And many agreed that Seth is a surprisingly confusing option for people.
“My son’s name is Seth and I didn’t think it was a name I would have to spell so often,” one woman wrote.
‘I knew the name before you said it. Same, my Seth has had so much trouble with his name,” added another.
Others said their first thought when they heard the name. Seth is the popular character, Seth Cohen, from the American teen drama The OC.
Others said they found names they used, including Gabriel, Marianne, Isaac, and Lyla, difficult because people can’t pronounce them (stock image)
But Seth wasn’t the only name people said they had problems with.
Others said they found names they used, including Gabriel, Marianne, Isaac and Lyla harsh.
Some said they couldn’t possibly see how a name as simple as Seth could prove a problem:
“Wow, I can’t believe you guys are confused by Seth. That seems like such a normal name,” one woman wrote.
“People don’t know how to pronounce Seth?” added one more.