Unusual baby names are rising in popularity, but some parents are still being slammed for their choice of moniker.
25-year-old Indy Clinton, from Sydney, Australia was inspired by Disney to name her daughter. The little one was baptized Bambi and the mother doesn’t care about those who hate it.
Clinton originally wanted to name her newborn Paloma, but when she saw the little one’s face, she decided on Bambi.
Clinton said her daughter’s ‘sweet, curious nature’ and her ‘big brown eyes’ simply reminded her of the cartoon, writes the Daily Mail.
Clinton had been a fan of the film since she was a child, and read the book to her first daughter, Navy, two. She said that she “couldn’t believe the coincidence” when Molly-Mae announced the name. However, Clinton said friends and family were surprised at her choice.
Clinton, an influencer and fitness blogger, from Melbourne, Australia, said:
“Four months ago when I was giving birth, I was convinced Bambi was the most unique, unusual name that nobody would use. Good on Molly-Mae though, looks like great minds think alike.
“We were set on calling her Paloma at first. That was her name, and nothing was going to change that, but I was reading the book to Navy one night and it came to me.”
“I sat up and yelled, ‘what about Bambi?’ and from then on it stuck. She couldn’t be a Paloma now – she’s my Bambilicious.”
According to AWM:
People have criticized Molly-Mae’s daughter’s name on social media. Although people are criticizing the same name that Indy chose for her daughter, now four months old, she doesn’t care if people don’t like it because she absolutely loves the Disney character name for her child.
“You know, unique names are the new trend,” the 25-year-old mom said. “Bambi is going to fit right in with the Rivers, Bears, Forests, Stormis, and Wolfs. I’d be more concerned calling my kid a name from the 1900s. People will criticize anything these days, so at least give them something to talk about.”