A tearful mum-fluencer has taken to TikTok to call out the “cruel” adults making fun of her son’s name.
Liana Jade and her partner Connor Darlington often post videos about their lifestyle, pregnancy and parenting, racking up over 2.7 million followers on Youtube.
The couple have an eight-month-old son, with an unusual name that is meaningful to them- Koazy, pronounced “cosy”.
Jade was minding her business when it was brought to her attention that people had mentioned her son’s name in another influencer’s video.
In an episode of The Unplanned Podcast hosted by US couple Matt and Abby Howard, the pair discussed unusual baby names and said that quirky choices for baby names in 2023 were becoming “ridiculous”.
They also mentioned that it’s not a great idea to name your child something quirky, especially when they become adults.
Although they didn’t mention Koazy’s name specifically, the people in their comment section were more relentless, as they began ripping at Koazy’s name.
Visibly upset, Jade posted her own TikTok and explained why she chose that name.
“People have said we called him Koazy because he was cosy in the womb,” she said.
“But no. It was a name we already had and as I was getting so heavily pregnant, people were saying ‘he’s so cosy in your belly’.
“It confirmed to us that is what we should name him… we were like ‘Oh my God, it’s meant to be’.”
Jade also mentioned that she understood Koazy’s name wasn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea and that “everyone is entitled to their own opinion”.
“But it’s just different when there’s this comment section open on such a big influencer’s video of people, fully grown adults, just sat there slandering my baby’s name.
“I think it’s quite cruel – and if I had posted that video personally, I think I would have been very mindful of who was being named and how that can have an effect on other people,” she said.
Jade’s TikTok has since gone viral with over 6.8 million views, and fans have supported her right to name her child whatever she liked.
“Koazy is a lovely name,” one person wrote.
“Everyone has an opinion, but a name is personal to the parents who chose it and shouldn’t be judged by anyone else. Stay strong,” commented another.
The Howards have since turned the comments off their podcast.
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