There’s extra. And then there’s Trisha Paytas. She’s a social media influencer with millions of fans. She’s always been a bit OTT and that’s just her vibe, which is cool. You do you.
But she recently gave birth and announced the safe arrival of her first child – a lovely daughter. Fans aren’t super happy with her name choice, concerned that it will lead to years and years of bullying.
The bold name?
Trisha Paytas, who has been open about her fertility issues, welcomed Malibu earlier this month, with her husband Moses Hacmon.
The influencer, who originally shot to online fame on YouTube in 2006, has been documenting her pregnancy with her millions of followers. So, naturally, when the birth announcement arrived, people were keen to take a peek at bub and vote yay or ney on the name.
Most were appalled. Some called it cruel, ugly, and just plain mean.
Others found it cute. I mean, Malibu on its own is actually sort of sweet and can easily be shortened to the refreshingly trendy Mali. But the Barbie part. Sorry. Not. A. Fan.
It’s just too much.
Is it really Malibu Barbie?
It also kind of seems like it’s a bit of a piss-take – perhaps it’s just a ‘fake’ name to protect the little girl on social media. I mean, the name Malibu Barbie is almost too extra to be real.
But then we take a look inside Malibu’s nursery which basically looks like Mattel threw up inside it. It’s literally Barbie’s dreamhouse, complete with a 90s-inspired Barbie mural showcasing the name. Not to mention the Barbie head above the changing table and the excess pink everything.
“Girl about to be sued by Mattel,” one woman claimed.
One thing is for sure, Malibu is destined to be a Barbie Girl in a Barbie World, whether she likes it or not.
That’s not a name
We do enjoy a good ol’ baby name debate and here is another story that got the world talking. A mother shared her twins’ names on Reddit and people were having NONE of it.
The names in question – Bravely Love and Haven Hope.
People were especially unhappy with Bravely Love.
“I cannot handle Bravely Love. That’s not a name, it’s advice.”
“I’m a bit annoyed that one name starts with an adverb and the other name begins with a noun.”
I mean, if you’re going to go with NON-names for your kids’ names, at least make them both the same form of speech. Bravely and Heavenly, for example. Both adverbs.
Better than Glhynnyl Hylhyr
Another fun baby name fail, I mean, tale.
One time, in the Philippines, a family decided to let their grand-uncle name their unborn baby. He selected a bunch of random letters, none of which are vowels – Glhynnyl Hylhyr Yzzyghyl.
Pronounced: GLIN-IL HAY-LER IZ-I-HIL
Okay, now, for the cherry on top? Baby Glinnel Hayler Izzywallooo already has a nickname, thanks to Granduncle. Ready for it?
Consonant. Cause his name does have about 8 billion of them.
Heavy metal siblings
We also want to bring your attention to that time when a mum in New Zealand really liked heavy metal and named her three kids Pantera, Metallica and Slayer. Not making this up and pretty gutted that Korn didn’t make it.
Check out our other unique baby name stories, including some of the top bogan baby names over the past years.