Mom Who Gave Child ‘Unusual’ Name Is Sick of Explaining What It Means

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One mom, who gave her son an unusual name, is “fed up” with having to explain to others why she chose it and how to pronounce it…

After a grueling 9 months carrying a baby, and endless sleepless nights thereafter…

The last thing you want is people questioning your choice of baby name every 5 minutes.

Sadly, that’s what one mom has had to deal with after choosing a pretty unusual name for her son…

And now she’s shared that she’s “fed up” with having to explain why.

Before we find out what he’s called, let’s take a look at some other names that have left a lot of people questioning, why?


Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin also went for a foody option.


Friends star Courteney Cox’s baby sounds delicious!

Blue Ivy

You can’t expect Beyonce to do things by halves, right?


Busy Phillips took her inspiration from the animal kingdom instead.


Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz’s kid is so over Brooklyn …


Mariah Carey clearly wishes stardom on her kids!


Cardi B totally went for it with her baby name!


Kourtney Kardashian went for a regal theme.


We literally can’t choose the weirdest of Kimye’s baby names.


Kylie Jenner’s kid did give us one of the most iconic memes of the year, though.


Well, you didn’t expect Diplo to go for a conventional name, did you?


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Kate Winslet clearly wanted a baby to cuddle with.


George Lucas went for a pretty epic-sounding name.



Toni Braxton paid tribute to everyone’s favorite pants material.


Erykah Badu was obviously never going to go for a common name.


Fergie is a huge ice-skating fan.


Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) took the floral name theme to the next level.


Dusty? Are you sure, Adam Levine?


Nicole Richie went for the least glamorous of birds.


Michael Jackson’s very offbeat choice here.


Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s baby name is kind of sadly ironic.


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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes plumped for one of the lesser-known Disney princesses.


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Sam Worthington went more “out of this world” with his choice.


Jena Malone is clearly a poetry and nature fan.


Holly Madison’s choice is very kitschy – and colorful.


We hate to admit we find Zooey Deschanel’s choice kind of cute.


Really not sure what Jason Lee was going for here.


While Alanis Morisette is feeling darker.


You may not think Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ choice is too unusual – until you realize that choice was for their daughter…


A pretty cute name for Liv Tyler’s offspring.


Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are obviously fans of Sleeping Beauty.


Kelly Rowland opted for something altogether more violent.

Willow Sage

Pink opted for another “natural” name …


Was David and Victoria Beckham’s kid named after the place he was conceived?


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Nicholas Cage paid tribute to his love for Superman by giving his kid Clark Kent’s Kryptonite name.


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Bob Geldof actually went off-piste with all his kids’ names – from Fifi Trixabelle to Pixie.


Hilary Duff wanted to get fiscal with her baby name.


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Richard Gere was apparently inspired by a family name – but we know your mind just goes to The Simpsons


Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s child is named after the least glamorous food.


Adam Sandler’s baby name brings positivity – or at least, he hopes so!

And now, one woman has shared her annoyance at having to explain to people why she gave her son such an “unusual” name…

Sophia Waterfield told The Mirror that teachers would often pronounce her name wrong throughout her time in education and that she ultimately had to settle on “Sophie” to appease them.

She shared that “only as an adult that I’ve learned to love my name again.”

She continued: “So it might surprise you to learn that my son is called Amyas,” pronounced “A-meeeeee-as or Am-yas.”

“Many (okay, all but one) want to pronounce it A-my-as or Amy-as. Even after I’ve told them the pronunciation,” she added.

She revealed that after telling people what her son’s name is, she is often met with the question: “Why did you name him that?”

Even before she had her son, people would say: “‘Oh, are you sure?’ ‘Oh… that’s hard to pronounce,'” Sophia said.

And it’s gotten to a point now where she doesn’t want to have to justify his name any longer…

This is why she’s shared her reasoning: “There are a number of reasons I chose the name Amyas for my son. It’s the name of a character in an Agatha Christie novel; It means “loved” in Latin and it’s unique. But also, it’s the name that flashed in my mind when I had my 20-week scan and the ultrasound technician told me I was having a boy.”

“From that moment on, he could only ever be Amyas to me.”

However, she admits she dreads “the day he goes to school and gets asked the same questions.”

But later stated: “Today, I’m declaring that I’m fed up. I’m fed up with having to justify myself to people about my son’s name. It’s exhausting repeating yourself all the time.”

She continued: “At the end of the day, the reasons why my son is called Amyas are only the business of his parents. Nobody else.”

She concluded by giving out some advice to those who find themselves wanting to question children’s names, writing: “The next time you want to question a parent about their child’s name; don’t. Tell them it’s a beautiful name and move on.”

What do you think?