Expectant parents feared that the name they wanted to choose for their daughter would lead to bullying.
Combining her son’s name with her daughter’s name sounded a little too much like a popular hot dog song – and the public is divided on whether it’s a good idea.
Post anonymously RedditThey asked for advice when it came to naming their second child.
“With our first child, we agreed pretty quickly that if it was a girl, we would name her Maya,” the couple began.
Although they initially had a hard time coming up with possible boy names, they eventually agreed to take Oscar if they had a son.
Their first son was a boy after all, and so was Oscar.
“Now we are expecting our second (and final) child and would still like to use Maya as a girl.”
Although the nickname was once their ideal choice, they now question it.
“We realized that naming our children Oscar and Maya would sound a lot like Oscar Mayer.
“Do you think our children will end up being bullied and having Oscar Mayer’s Viennese song constantly sung to them?”
Although they still “really love” the name Maya and haven’t found another option yet, they wondered if they should give it up.
Some Reddit users said they should try it anyway.
“I think you’re really overthinking this,” one person argued.
“Just say them as Maya and Oscar. In most situations in their lives, your children will be divided into different classrooms, etc. So I don’t think that will be a problem,” another agreed.
However, others said they were harming children with this association.
“If I were your neighbor and tried to remember the names of your children, my brain would immediately say “Viennese children.” “I wouldn’t do it,” one quipped.
“Lol, that immediately crossed my mind. “I wouldn’t do it,” another added.
“I immediately started singing the song in my head. Please don’t,” chimed in a third.