Ah the beauty of social media. Sometimes it keeps us informed, other times it gets us giggling. Now, I’m sure that all of us would like to think that our parents put careful consideration into what they will name their children. I mean, it is what the world will come to call us for the rest of our days, writes Cape Town Etc’s Robyn Simpson.
American TikTokker, Kristina, took to the popular channel to share her parents’ process of naming, which turns out to be rather creative. According to the clip, Kristina’s folks came up with the following plan – leaving the labelling to the last minute.
They decided that if their child was born a girl, the dad would come up with the name and if a boy came along, the mom would name the infant after her father. Well, its safe to say that not everything went according to plan.
Kristina’s mom had to have an unplanned C-section. “My big-ass head wouldn’t fit through the birth canal,” she said with all the sass one could wish for.
According to the TikTokker, her mom was “super drugged” up after the procedure, which resulted in her dad filling out all the paper work.
Here’s where things get interesting.
The new father was left to break the plan of action with mom being out of action. He decided on the name Kristina. When mom came through, she wasn’t against the name, and so, Kristina it was.
Turns out, however, that Kristina’s dad had a bit of strategy behind his pick.
In her clip, she explains how her father was a bit of a Houdini – choosing the name for his own benefit. See, he was having an affair with a woman named Kristina and thought he could get away with any potential slips by simply justifying his actions by saying he is talking about his new baby daughter.
Not sure if we’re offended or impressed?
Naturally, the clip has gone viral, with many taking to the comments section to share their own naming stories.
“I am named after the brand of my dad’s favourite guitar… I am just glad he liked his Taylor more than he liked his telecaster,” wrote Taylor Cupp.
Another follower, Nicole, shared that her dad named her after a girl he had a crush on in middle school. However, when the mom heard about this, she stabbed him with a fork.
“I was named after a hitch hiker…My mom had picked him up in Alaska and she said he had the most beautiful eyes,” commented Jody Warren.
WATCH the full clip here.
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