A mum made a drastic decision to change her baby’s “hipster” name.
She thought calling her son Cash was a “cool idea” at first but soon tired of the moniker.
Kate, a parent from Australia, told Kidspot: “In my sleep-deprived post-natal delirium, I felt like maybe we could pull it off.
"You know, as a nod to Johnny Cash, even though I could only name one of his songs; I Walk the Line."
While she loved the name in theory, the mum was put-off by reactions to her son.
Some jokingly asked her if the moniker was spelled with a dollar sign like pop icon Ke$ha – and one pal even gave her a T-shirt with the slogan “Cash is King” on it.
Then another blow came when she updated her iPhone.
When texting her friends, she spotted the moneybags emoji pop up every time she typed her son’s name.
The final straw was when another parent described Cash as a “hipster” name, which made Kate “cringe”.
So to avoid any more awkward encounters, the mum changed her boy’s name to Rueben when he was three months old.
Kate has no regrets about changing the name – and admits her friends have backed the decision too.
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She said: "My friend is a celebrant and she came over and gave Reuben a renaming ceremony.
"It involved some level of roasting, which I appreciated. A sense of humour is always helpful in situations like these."
Want to avoid experiencing baby name regret? Previously, the Daily Star caught up with expert Sherri Suzanne who said it's important to avoid monikers that are difficult to pronounce or spell.
She said: “In an attempt to express individuality, it’s best not to create obscure and convoluted spellings.
“I think the recipe for success starts with a name that can be said with confidence – such a name can be a time-honoured classic, a trendy Top 10 or completely unique.
“A name for success has pleasant sounds and is spelled logically to achieve correct pronunciation.”
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