I only give my kids ‘music’ names – I’ve got Nirvana & Jude, now I’m expecting a 3rd & people say my choices are cringe | The Sun

CALL out Jack or Oliver in a playground and about 10 heads will turn.

Which is not necessarily a bad thing – they're lovely names.

Call out Nirvana and that is less likely.

Still, that hasn't stopped one mum naming child after the popular band fronted by Kurt Cobain.

And her other kid is called Jude, after The Beatles' famous song.

Now, pregnant with her third, she isn't sticking to the usual rulebook but opting for a music-themed moniker.

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She asked the good folk of Mumsnet for advice.

She said: "We are looking for a brother name to go with older sister Nirvana and older brother Jude.

"I am in love with both dc’s [darling children's] names.

"Nirvana was initially named after the band that me and dp [darling partner] both really love but when we looked into the meaning it just settled it for us, and with Jude we got inspiration from the Beatles song

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"These are some names that we like but can’t use: Hendrix – we didn’t love the nn [nickname] options and we weren’t quite feeling it.

"Fender – we loved the connection to Fender amps and guitars but it didn’t feel like a complete name for us.

"Bowie – dp top choice right now with possible longer name Boden but we already have a Beau in our family who often gets called Bowie.

"Blues – family don’t feel like it’s a proper name to use.

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"Indie – my top choice and I’m trying to convince dp.

"Fox – this is my second choice but don’t like the nickname possibly of Foxy."

People were completely stunned – and pretty brutal. "After Nirvana another music themed name would be cringe," said one person.

"I get that you like out-there names but the only non music name is Fox and I think that's pretty awful."

Another added: "This is cringey. It’s your kids names for life not your music preferences that need to be considered.

"What if they hate indie/ grunge. What if you had been called Disco or Jive or Twist? Don’t lumber them any more…"

Another added: "Everyone is sniggering behind your back."

And one suggested: "Queen. Very topical and definitely unusual for a boy."

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