05/10/2017 15:37 BST

These Are The 10 Strangest Baby Names Parents Have Ever Heard

'Sounds like a potato.'

Parents who choose unusual baby names know they’ll have to brace themselves for some criticism - after all you can’t please everyone.

If you’re looking for a name that will certainly get people talking, then you’ll be intrigued by this thread on Mumsnet started by a mother who overheard a mum calling out to her daughter called Beige at the supermarket. 

At first I thought I had misheard Paige...but no, definitely Beige,” she wrote, before asking others to share their opinions on the “worst” names they’d encountered.

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And the responses didn’t disappoint.

1. Eritrea

“As in the country.”

2. Beowulf

After the warrior presumably.

3. Bubbles

“There is a mum on the school run who has a toddler called Bubbles, I asked if it was a nickname, it’s not.”

4. Oceania 

“I heard it in the local radio. A man was talking about his daughter ‘Oceania’. I had to do a double take as Oceania was a downmarket early 90s nightclub in town.”

5. Bronte

“Sounds like a horse.”

6. Piper-Rose

“Sounds like a potato.”

7. Khaleesi 

“I love a bit of ‘Game Of Thrones’ but wouldn’t go as far as naming my child from it.”

8. Hagley

“I grew up in Birmingham so know ‘Hagley’ as a very busy road.”

9. Justique

An unusual feminine version of Justin?

10. Aryan

Has its roots in Sanskrit.

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