This mum gave her newborn twins the same name – and people have opinions 11 months ago

This mum gave her newborn twins the same name – and people have opinions

Look – we get it – coming up with one great baby name is hard, never mind two.

However, when one mum decided to give her newborn twin boys the same name, well, people had opinions. Lots of them.

Taking to Reddit, a co-worker of the new mum wrote:

"I cannot believe that there is a split opinion for this at my office, but here we go," they said.

"A co-worker of mine recently had twin boys after a long battle with infertility. She has made her first appearance in the office with her new babies to introduce them to our team."

The co-worker continued:

"When asked what she had named the boys (as up until this appearance she was undecided) she told me that she was naming them 'Sean.'"

Yep, that is right – both babies would be named Sean. However, one, the new mum explained, would be spelt with an 'a' and the other one with an 'e,' so they would be Sean and Seen.

Baffled at the whole thing, the co-worker continued:


"Note that their last name is also 'Sean.' When I pointed this out she said, 'yes, like Tom Tom or Jay Jay.'

Caught off guard and without thinking, the person telling the story on Reddit allegedly told the new mom:

"That is the most idiotic thing I've heard, and it's going to be so confusing."

Other colleagues were left confused by the new mum's decision too, however they felt it was not anyone's place to tell her what she could or could not name her boys.

The co-worker continued in the post:

"After she left, I got a few text messages saying it's not my place to comment on people's choice of name."

Following this rather awkward interaction, the twins' parents reassessed the situation and admitted that it really wasn't a good idea to name both of their sons the same name.

The coworker updated the original post with the following comment:

"Despite the fact they had already sent off the paperwork for their birth certificates, they called up the office and the paperwork had only been provisionally processed (due to Xmas time), and they have used this time to reassess.

"They have withdrawn the paperwork (FOR SEEN ONLY) and will think of a new name, but they are keeping Sean Sean as they like it."