A pleasant date ended on a sour note after a woman found out what her potential partner had called his children.
She said the guy she dated seemed nice – but his son’s name left her speechless.
A Redditor passing by Flashlight bugs shared the unusual nicknames with the thread.
“I dated a man who seemed really nice until he told me the names of his children,” she said.
“I can’t remember his daughter’s name because he told me his son’s name first and it was Deizl. I think my brain short-circuited,” she added.
The strange baby name sparked questions from several other users of the platform.
“Uh oh, I knew a truck mechanic who called his two sons ‘Diesel’ and ‘Axel.'” “Even with normal spelling, it’s terrible. You can’t make this up,” one person wrote.
“How should it be pronounced?” Because I read it as ‘diesel,'” asked another.
“Yes. “That’s it,” she replied
Another user asked if her former boyfriend was interested in racing cars to choose this name.
“This was around 2012 and I’m pretty sure he was really into Vin and the Fast and Furious movies,” she said.
“Which would probably be fine if he named a dog, not my style, but who cares? But that was his actual human child,” she added.
Others suggested that the name might be exotic and not a typical English name.
“Deizl sounds like it’s an obscure German last name (which is Diesel, [for what it’s worth]), but it looks like /daɪ.zəl/ or /daɪ.zl/. “That poor boy,” someone wrote.
The woman clarified that it was not inspired by the German language.
“I am completely sure that it is not a reference to a German name,” replied Flashlight Bugs.