Mum roasted for 'ridiculous' baby name spelling

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

A mum-to-be has been roasted online after her roommate shared how she intends to spell her baby’s name when she makes her arrival into the world.

The woman, who is a massive Game of Thrones fan, has decided to call her baby girl ‘Arya’, who is a character on the hit HBO show.

Mother throwing baby boy in air in bedroom
A mum has been roasted over how she wants to spell her unborn baby's name. Photo: Getty Images

While the name has become popular, the woman’s spelling of it is perhaps something you might not have seen before.

“When she asked my opinion of this name, I said I it was a good name with a good meaning (Arya means noble in Sanskrit), but a lot of people have named their kids Arya/Khaleesi/Sansa because of the popularity of GoT and it might be a little too common, not that it is a bad thing,” the roommate wrote

“The next day, which was yesterday, she said she’s found a way to name her baby ‘Arya’ and not have it be associated with other Aryas running around or the show.”

She went on to explain that the woman intends to spell the name as ‘Aughreighyah’.


Arya from Game of Thrones
Arya is a character in Game of Thrones. Photo: HBO

“I did a double take reading that word too, but apparently people are supposed to read it as Augh-reigh-ya or Arya,” the roommate continued.

“She asked me how I felt about it and I told her that, frankly, Aughreighyah looks ridiculously stupid and she should just go with Arya.”

The roommate said the mum and her partner got upset and said they had only come up with the unique spelling because she had told them the name is ‘very common’.

“I said that having a common name is better than having a confusing name,” the roommate said.

People online were quick to side with the roommate, with one person writing: “If she wanted distance from other children named that with that spelling then why didn't she spell it Aria? Still the same name with a different spelling.”

“Why are people so obsessed with having a name that just like everyone else’s but unique?” another aksed.

“I have a daughter named Arya, but we are constantly saying things like “how are yah, Arya?” And “sorry Ar-y...” it’s a really fun name and she seems to like it so far (she’s 3). The dumb spelling is just nutballs,” another person wrote.

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