Mum shares her regret over her three-month-old baby son’s name

Mum wishes she had given her three-month-old baby son a different name: ‘Absolutely no one can pronounce it’

  • An Australian mum said she wishes she had given her baby son a different name 
  • Elli, whose son’s name is Seth, said people in Australia find it hard to pronounce
  • She has to clarify and explain it’s like Seth Rogen for people to understand
  • Others said they too regret giving their kids names like Seth and Isaac

An Australian mum has shared her regret over her three-month-old son’s name, and said she wishes she had gone for something that is easier to pronounce.

Mum-of-two Elli posted on TikTok, where she explained she thought she had kept things simple with her son Seth’s name.

But she didn’t realise people in Australia would find the name Seth so difficult to pronounce.

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An Australian mum has shared her regret over her three-month-old son’s name, and said she wishes she had gone for something that is easier to pronounce (Elli pictured)

'It's not that I regret the name that I chose for my child, but I thought I chose a name that was short, international and easy to pronounce, Elli said in the TikTok clip (pictured)

‘It’s not that I regret the name that I chose for my child, but I thought I chose a name that was short, international and easy to pronounce, Elli said in the TikTok clip (pictured)

‘It’s not that I regret the name that I chose for my child, but I thought I chose a name that was short, international and easy to pronounce, Elli said in the TikTok clip.

‘It turns out I was wrong. The name I chose is not popular in Australia.’

She added: ‘My son’s name is Seth and unless I say Seth like Seth Rogen, no one knows what I’m saying.’

Instead, Elli said people often pronounce the name ‘Seeth’ or ‘Steph’ before they are corrected.

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More than 250,000 people who watched the video shared their own comments on their feelings around their kids’ names.

And many agreed that Seth is a surprisingly confusing option for people.

‘My son’s name is Seth and I did not think it was a name I would have to spell out as often,’ one woman wrote.

‘I knew the name before you said it. Same same, my Seth has had so many issues with his name,’ another added.

Others said their first thought when they hear the name Seth is the popular character, Seth Cohen, from US teen drama The OC.

Others said they have found names they used including Gabriel, Marianne, Isaac and Lyla hard as people can't pronounce them (stock image)

Others said they have found names they used including Gabriel, Marianne, Isaac and Lyla hard as people can’t pronounce them (stock image)

But Seth wasn’t the only name people said they had issues with.

Others said they have found names they used including Gabriel, Marianne, Isaac and Lyla hard.

Some said they couldn’t possibly see how a name as simple as Seth could prove an issue:

‘Wow, I can’t believe you people get confused by Seth. That seems like such a normal name to me,’ one woman wrote.

‘People don’t know how to pronounce Seth?’ added another.