ONLINE commenters did a double take when they saw a unique name for a baby “in the wild”.
The name is a variant on a common moniker. Many people groaned when it was spelled.
Critics were quick to latch on to the name after a TikTok screenshot shared on Reddit Forum NameNerdCircleJerk.
The Reddit board is dedicated to the weirdest – and worst – baby names people encounter online and in real life.
The user discovered the unusual spelling via TikTok. They took a screenshot and shared it with their fellow name-shamers.
“I’m shopping to celebrate Falynn’s 2nd birthday,” said the mother who uploaded the original video.
Commentators were confused by the name. Arguments broke out about how to pronounce it.
“Pronounced falling or failing? A person was asked.
One wrote, “I know it’s supposed be like Fallon.”
“Is it?” One person asked another. “I believe it is Faye+lynn.”
Their reasoning was that “-lynn”, which is trendy, can be added to “Fae”, making it an ultra-trendy suffix.
They said, “It if it’s supposed to be pronounced like Fallon then I don’t have any words.”
Others said that they couldn’t see beyond words like “Failin'” and “Felon”.
One imagined even a conversation between parents and another person.
When asked “So, how is your child doing at school these day?” The user laughed and joked that her parents would say she was “failing” at school.
Another wordplay-loving commenter wrote, “I’m falynn understand how you come up with that name.”
“I have a friend named Falynn and she’s 26,” a commenter said. “So not crazy, but definitely weird.”
A web sleuth discovered the possible origin story of the mysterious and incomprehensible name.
They wrote that “There was a Falynn not long ago on Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
They confirmed the name is pronounced Fallon and this caused a split in commenters.
“This spelling is cute, but the pronunciation is terrible,” one person said.
Shockingly, one Reddit user was able to speak to the experience of having such a unique name – because it’s hers.
“That’s my name but with only one N,” the user wrote. Everyone always compliments my name. It sounds like Jimmy Fallon.
Despite the trolling comments in this thread, she took the initiative to defend herself as well as the mom in the TikTok clip.
“I wouldn’t change my name for anything in the world,” the user wrote.