People Are Sharing the Hilarious Stories Behind the Origin of Their Names | 22 Words

What's in a name, you ask? Apparently, quite a bit! People on Twitter have started sharing the stories behind the names their parents gave them, and they provide such a fascinating look into the minds of new parents. Some of these are pretty hilarious, but it's lovely to see all the many different ways parents choose the name that will follow their child throughout their life...even if that means polling a bunch of randos at a restaurant.

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Melissa is an excellent name (so is Sam!), but now I'm just wondering whether these parents were planning on naming their child after their cat. Surely the cat had been in their lives for a while, right?

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Way to skip the middle man on this one, 'rents! Although maybe they should have gone with the name "Cky."

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Well, that actually makes perfect sense. And I think I've finally figured out why my cousin is named Septemberdaughter.

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Um, excuse you, "some movie that had a mermaid"?! Watch Splash!, dear Madison. It features your literal namesake. How have you gone this long without watching it already?

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I was following this story all the way up until the angel was mentioned. Is this a specific angel we're talking about? This next person's parents didn't go the "add a random H" route — they used an apostrophe instead...

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This is actually a brilliant solution. And it explains why my other cousins are named Mar'sha, Justi'n, and C'he'lsea'.

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What better reason do you need to be named Hallie? (Any expecting parents reading this list right now? If so, I've always thought Abi is also a pretty name. Just sayin'.)

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I don't think I'd even let a group of strangers decide what I was going to eat, let alone what I would name my child. Props to your parents for this bold move!

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In your mom's defense, there are way cheesier options than the name "Holly." You could have been named Tinsel or Jingle Bell!

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Your name might be cool, but is it an acronym? Yeah, didn't think so. Rakel wins.

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Imagine if your mom had wanted to give you a "Maryland" name and your Dad had wanted to give you a "California" name. You'd probably be named Kansas instead of Ocean.

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Let this be a lesson to all expecting parents: If your first baby doesn't look like the name you picked out, just have another baby!

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Amazda. APTCruiser. ABMW. This could have gone so very, very wrong.

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I like to imagine your parents flipping through a cookbook and just assuming it was a book of baby names. Anyway, Coriander is probably better than "Chicken-fried Steak."

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Same, girl. Same.