My family HATE my baby’s name because they think it sounds like an automaker – but I love it
- Bella Davis, 18, of Utah, has defended her daughter Polaris’ unusual name
- Said relatives have confused the six-month-old’s nickname with a car manufacturer
- She explained: “When we told friends and family almost everyone didn’t like it.”
A teenage mother has defended her daughter’s unusual name after relatives mistook it for a car manufacturer and trolls said the tot was being bullied.
Bella Davis, 18, of Salt Lake City, Utah, named her six-month-old daughter Polaris — another name for the North Star — when she was born on July 7, 2022.
Although Bella and her boyfriend Reason Robison, 20, who works at a carbon fiber manufacturer, “love” their daughter’s name, they have to defend it.
Bella, a stay-at-home mom, said her loved ones compared it to automaker Polaris Inc., adding, “When we told our friends and family, almost everyone didn’t like it.”
Bella Davis, 18, of Salt Lake City, Utah, has defended her daughter’s unusual name after relatives mistook her for an automaker and trolls said the tot was being bullied
Even her loved ones had doubts about her choice of name – suggesting it sounds similar to automaker Polaris Inc.
She explained, “A lot of people thought of automaker Polaris Inc, which sells off-road vehicles.
“My sister absolutely hated it, but once Polaris was born she started to like it a little bit more.
“A lot of people have warmed to it since then, my mum said she liked it but I don’t know if she lied to me.”
Bella named her six-month-old daughter Polaris — another name for the North Star — when she was born on July 7, 2022
Meanwhile, strangers online claim the moniker “sounds like a disease,” and another commented, “girl ready to have bullied baby.”
She said: “I’ve had a lot of people online who don’t like it either.
“A lot of comments say that she was bullied at school because of her name and that it’s ugly.
“I just stopped reading the comments because they are too hateful.
Despite the backlash, Bella and Reason claim they have no regrets naming their daughter Polaris — pronounced “Pol-air-is” — and encourage parents to “try” if they like an unusual name” ( left and right when the baby was first born)
“I don’t care, but at the same time it’s not very nice to hear.”
The name held a personal meaning for the young couple as they first bonded over a love of astronomy and stargazing together on their dates.
Bella remembered Reason pointing to the North Star or Polaris just before asking her to be his girlfriend.
Despite the backlash, Bella and Reason claim they have no regrets naming their daughter Polaris — pronounced “Pol-air-is” — and encourage parents to give it a try if they like an unusual name.
Bella said, “I’ve never regretted naming her Polaris.
Although Bella and her boyfriend Reason, who works at a carbon fiber manufacturer, “love” their daughter’s name, they must defend it
Meanwhile, she revealed that her sister “absolutely hated it,” but when Polaris was born, “she started liking it a little bit more.”
“I would say to all people on the internet that it is not your child and you should not speak your mind unless it is allowed to because the things people say hurt and are unnecessary.
“I would definitely say to other parents, if you love a name, go for it.
“Your opinion counts and at the end of the day it is your choice.
“There is no name in the world that everyone will like.
“And to the people who say she’s being bullied — I think kids are going to be mean either way, and if they’re mean to their name, then they’re not very good friends anyway.”
Meanwhile, Bella has continued to defend the decision to name her baby the unusual name – saying there is “not a name in the world that everyone is going to like”.