“I loved my sons’ names, but the casual remark from the nursery staff ruined them for me”

The mother and her husband had special reasons for choosing their sons’ names, and they mean a lot to them as a couple

She loves her children’s names

A woman who has picked the perfect names for her baby boys is forced to question her choice after staff at her nursery made what appeared to be an innocent comment.

Their eldest son, Jason, just turned three, while their second, Robbie, was born earlier this year.

But when the mother took her younger boy to meet staff at Jason’s daycare, someone made a remark she couldn’t shake.

Extremely upset, she took to Mumsnet to ask other parents if they think she’s overreacting, and moms were quick to share messages of support.

She writes, “When we introduced Robbie to Jason’s kindergarten teacher and my health visitor, they both said ‘Oh how Take That.’

“I shrugged at first, but I can’t shake this horrible feeling I’m getting that I can’t really describe… Maybe someone can find some words/sense for it.

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“Everyone around me thinks I’m being ridiculous and reconsiders.”

The mum, anonymous, says she’s not a huge music fan so didn’t connect and explained the emotional reason for the names she chose.

She explains: “Jason was called that because his name means healing (we lost a baby in my pregnancy 23 weeks before him and we lost a baby 24 weeks after him but before Robbie), so Jason was real my healer through some very dark times.

“Both my partner and I loved the name Robbie and agreed. And have since learned that it means ‘bright fame/fame’.

“My Robert is the brightness after the darkness of our last loss.

“But ever since those Take That comments, I’ve had a really hard time calling him Robbie without being reminded of Take That.

“I’m in my mid-30s and the comments were made by women who would remember Take That.

“I’m not really interested in music, so I didn’t think about it. They are both traditional, normal names that cannot be changed.”

Though the mom still loves the names, she’s determined to get over the sentiment.

She adds: “My mindset needs to change but I’ve been trying for months now and I can’t seem to get past it.

“I hope that by sharing this someone will provide some insight into why I feel this way, why I take it so seriously and why it upsets me so much.”

People quickly took to the comments section to share their love for the names.

Most said they never made the connection and sent messages of support to the mother.

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