WHEN it comes to baby names, some parents like to keep things traditional while others opt for monikers that are a little more unique.
And one anonymous UK-based mum-to-be, who is due in August, took to Reddit to explain how she and her partner went for the latter and chose a rather "unusual" name for their baby boy.
She wrote: "The first name we have chosen is Bair. We both love the sound of it but don’t want to spell it Bear like the animal."
"He will have two middle names, both family names, and the sounds just all go really well together without being a mouthful or difficult to spell."
She went on to promise that she and her partner wouldn't get offended, but were genuinely keen to know reactions to their chosen moniker.
And social forum users didn't hold back…
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"Oh this just seems like a typo of Blair/e to me… I'm all for Bear as a nickname but yeah I'm truly not a fan of this," commented one.
A second penned: "I thought it was Blair until I read the part about sounding like Bear and had to go back and read it again."
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A third added: "Honestly they sound similar enough that maybe OP could just go with Blair?"
Meanwhile, another noted: "Agreed. I work with children and if the name Bair was on my list of kids for the day I’d 100% assume it was a typo for Blair.
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Don’t do it OP. Your poor kid will spend his whole life correcting people."
Elsewhere, a further suggested: "I know a Baird (Scottish name). Would work with the nickname Bear."
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