A Bold Choice: This Woman Was Harassed for Giving Her Babies Unusual Names

Choosing a name for your baby is one of the hardest decisions parents are faced with. After all, your name is the first thing people learn about you, and it accompanies you throughout your entire life (or at least until you’re old enough to change it). For some pople, it constitutes a big part of who they are. Having a unique name usually affects the person and makes him accordingly special, almost as if you have to stand up to the expectations that come with your name. McKinli Hatch, growing up with a unique name, understands the importance of giving your baby the perfect name – that’s why when she was pregnant with her first child, she excitedly shared on Instagram a chalkboard with all the options and the name they decided to go with. When she did this again with her daughter, the internet couldn’t sit quietly anymore and someone had to say something; because for some people, naming your child Lakynn seems like an absolute crime.


An opportunity for creativity

Choosing the perfect name for your child is not always an easy task, but it can be a lot of fun when you’re as creative as McKinli Hatch. And in an era when you share everything online, what can be more fun than sharing the exciting process of naming your firstborn?

McKinli and Devan wanted their son to have a special name and to stick out, rather than having the same name half the kindergarten or class has. The last thing they wanted was for their son to have a boring name.