Mum mocked for naming twins after favourite band: 'Insulting to babies'

Baby boys side by side on a white background.
Baby boys side by side on a white background. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Plenty of people have paid tribute to their favourite song or band with their kids' names.

Ask any Rhiannon of a certain age and chances are their parents were huge Fleetwood Mac fans. But one mum, Catherine, has taken things up a level, opting to honour Oasis by naming her twins Liam and Noel. 

While choosing to name your kids after two brothers who, thanks to a decades long feud, no longer speak to one another may not seem the best way to promote a close twin bond, the mum is sticking by her choice.

But says she's sick of being judged for it, adding most people think she's joking when she first introduces her sons.

As she wrote on the parenting forum Mumsnet, she's been hurt by people's reactions.

"I have always been a massive Oasis fan (sorry Blur fans) and they have influenced me and inspired me throughout my entire life," she wrote.

"When I found out I was having two little twin boys, I thought it would be amazing to name them after the Gallagher brothers! I thought it was a sweet idea, but people seem to frown and laugh thinking it's a joke!!."

Many mums reassured her that while the tribute might be a bit twee, that they were strong, solid names.

"Liam and Noel are actually pretty nice mainstream names. It's not like it's a Ringo type name or whatever," said one.

Pic supplied. Oasis. Noel Gallagher and brother Liam Gallagher squiz

Pic supplied. Oasis. Noel Gallagher and brother Liam Gallagher squiz Photo: Supplied

"Well I know someone that named their twins Ronnie and Reggie soooo....," another reassured her," while one shared other questionable twin-names, saying: "I used to know twins Chanel and Dior."

"Don't worry about it. Some people just like to judge people," one empathised. 

Others however were more forthright and said they could understand people's reactions. 

"I'm not surprised they laugh really," one user bluntly put it.

"If it makes you sad, don't theme your children's names after a pasé band involving famously feuding brothers?," added another.

"Well, perhaps people think it's insulting to two babies to treat them as a sort of newborn tribute band...?," argued one mum.

"Are the babies already born and registered? If not then I would absolutely reconsider these names. Maybe keep them as middle names," suggested another.