Unique Baby Names: Mum Soon Regretted Asking For Opinions On Her Choice Of Name For Her Newborn

'It sounds like an obsolete medical implement.'

A mum who started a forum thread to gauge opinions on her choice of baby name soon regretted her decision.

Mumsnet user 16TMoore asked other users what they thought of the name Felicula, on Monday 3 October.

And it didn’t go very well.

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The forum thread, that had 72 responses at the time of writing, was full of negative comments.

“Absolutely horrendous and I class some very ‘out there’ names as cool and acceptable,” one person wrote.

Another commented: “Not a fan sorry, it sounds like a disease.”

While another added: “It sounds either steam punk or slightly like a piece of surgical apparatus to me. Sorry.”

Other adjectives used to describe the name Felicula included: “Awful”, “Horrible”, “Dire”.

Some people started to come up with things that the name sounded like - other than a baby name.

“Sounds like something you would buy at a pharmacy for a vaginal rash,” one person wrote.

Another wrote: “It sounds like an obsolete medical implement or a term in geometry.”

And even: “Sounds like a hybrid of funicular (as in railway) and peculiar with something a bit gynaecological thrown into the mix for luck.”

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