I picked a ‘hipster’ name for my son – people say it’s ‘way too loaded’ for an adult trying to get a job

A WOMAN has rethinked her son’s “stylish” name after people said it was “overwhelming”.

They couldn’t imagine an adult with the same name being taken seriously when trying out the job and urged her to rethink.

A mother who has second thoughts about her son's name, has expressed her concern on Reddit


A mother who has second thoughts about her son’s name, has expressed her concern on RedditCredit: Getty

Feeling uncertain about her choice, she expressed her concern on an online forum reddit.

But if she’s looking for clarity or reassurance, she’s only achieved a little bit of each.

As usual, those who comment for her parcel did not hold back and gave his candid opinion.

But first, she explained the reason behind the name.

“I am currently pregnant just confirmed to be a boy,” she wrote.

“I’m a huge fan of the X-Files, that’s where I fell in love with the name Fox.”

Despite some initial hesitation, she came to like it as a potential name for her son.

“I always thought it sounded weird for one person, but I’m starting to really think about using it for my son.”

A poll among family and friends shows that Fox is not a popular choice.

“I totally get that it’s a hipster name and it’s not for everyone, so feel free to give your undivided opinion,” she asked Reddit.

The first person out of the block was this person’s point of view and he didn’t hold back.

“It’s not my preference. If you don’t name your child ‘dog’ or ‘cat’ then I don’t see ‘fox’ as a good choice,” he said.

But there’s a contrast to this from this commenter: “My cousin just named her daughter Wren, and I didn’t like it at first, but it grew inside of me, ” they say.

This person is definitely not in the camp yes. “It’s a name for a toddler [and], not a grown man getting a job. It’s not a name to serve him well throughout his life.”

It conjures up false images for this Redditor: “Can you imagine a scruffy middle-aged accountant named Fox?” they asked.

Likewise, this person is not a fan.

“It’s overloaded – foxy means sexy, foxy as in cunning, fox will forever be misunderstood as” f*cks. It’s like naming your child a Legend or Adonis, but in a white way.”

This person chose an animal naming theme and ran away with it: “Another idea, Bison, Elk, Ram, Lynx, Moose, Jaguar, Condor.”

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But there are some who may find it can work, as with this concluding comment.

“I think some names, people think they don’t like, and then they meet someone with that name and they’re like ‘heck yeah. “And Fox is one of those names,” they said, ending on a positive note.

Young tattooed father and mother with their newborn baby sitting in the kitchen and having fun together


Young tattooed father and mother with their newborn baby sitting in the kitchen and having fun togetherCredit: Getty

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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