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'She's not a product': Mum faces backlash over 'out there' baby name

By Kate Kachor|

A pregnant mother-to-be has stirred fierce debate online after seeking advice on an unusual baby name she is considering for her child.

The woman, who uses the online name MyBabysName, sought the guidance of mumsnet.com, a popular London-based website for parents, followers about naming her daughter, Halo.

"I am currently eight-and-a-half months pregnant, myself and DP (darling partner) have been going back and forth on names for a while until we agreed on this around two months ago," the woman wrote.

"The name we would like to use for our girl is Halo. Our baby's surname will be Raye."

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The mother-to-be faced backlash online after seeking advice on the proposed unusual baby name.
The mother-to-be faced backlash online after seeking advice on the proposed unusual baby name. (mumsnet.com)

?The woman then posed the question: "Is it too out there?"

Her post received hundreds of replies, many kind and considerate..

"Of course. If you're giving birth to a Powerpuff Girl. Otherwiseˇ­ of course not," one mumsnet user wrote.

"I don't know. When I read Halo, I thought no, but with your surname it does kind of work. It's very unusual. I'm on the fence," another wrote.

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"With your surname, it sounds like 'hello Ray," yet another wrote.

"It's certainly different, I think it's lovely. Go for it if that's what you want to name her."

Yet, others offered a humourous take or were or downright brutal in their replies.

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The mother-to-be is yet to settle on Halo as a name. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

"No offence, but definitely no," another user wrote. "She's not a product/brand, she will have to live with that name forever. Think of job interviews and her introducing herself as 'Halo?' It's a bizarre name honestly."

"Don't be daft," another wrote sharply. "Halo Raye sounds like a video game."

The name Halo, as a product or brand, is widely known as a military video game series.

Graciously, the woman appeared not to take the comments to heart.

"I guess we wanted something different," she wrote.

"But we also don't want to make her stand out too much. We thought with our surname it may have made for a lovely name."

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