Mum devastated as trolls say the unique name she chose for her son is ‘tragic’
A mum who revealed the name she finally decided on for her son has divided opinion on TikTok as some people said it sounded like the name of an ‘apartment complex’
Choosing a name for your baby is hard enough without the added worry that other people won’t like it.
One mum has opened up about the backlash she received on social media for the name she gave her son.
Brooke Hamilton regularly shared videos of her children on her TikTok, @thenewmrshamilton.
But in a recent clip, that has been viewed 150,000 times, the mum received some harsh feedback for the name she chose for her son.
“If I had of known my baby names were going to go viral, I would have posted them long ago! Meet my son…” she captioned the video.
Brooke explained that, like many parents, she was stuck between a few names.
Some of the names she’d considered for her now four-year-old son included Jett Black, Ledger Hayz and Rugged Cruz.
But after a lot of deliberation the name she finally decided on was ‘West.’
“Everyone, meet West!” she said in the video.
Since being posted, the video has racked up almost 6,800 likes and hundreds of comments, many from people who said it sounded like the name of an ‘apartment complex’.
One person said: “West Woods… That’s not a human name. Like an apartment or school complex. It’s a child.”
Another commented: “West is a direction, dear. Not a name.”
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” wrote a third.
But others were very fond of the name and thought it suited him perfectly, as one person said: “West Woods was my favourite of all the ones you listed.”
“Love it! Such a cool name” added another.
While a third wrote: “I used to live on a street called West Wood. Whatever works for you and your family, do it! It’s your baby.”