From Abcde to Squire: See Why These Buzzed-About Baby Names Have Made Headlines

These monikers had people talking for their unique nature

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Baby’s feet in mother’s hands. Getty

A mom-to-be allegedly decided to cancel her baby shower after her family and friends disapproved of what she chose to name her son: Squire Sebastian Senator.

The unidentified woman's Facebook message to her invitees appeared on Reddit on Dec. 7 after her heated response went viral.

"Because y'all have been talking s—t about my unborn baby. AN UNBORN CHILD. How can you judge an unborn child?? What is wrong with you?" she said, adding that her family and friends treated her like "total s—t" once she announced her son's name.

The expectant mom also clarified that Squire Sebastian Senator is the baby's entire first name and that he will not be allowed to go by a nickname.

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Mom Traci Redford told ABC7 in November that she and her 5-year-old daughter Abcde (pronounced "ab-city") were boarding a plane when the Southwest gate agent noticed Abcde's distinctive moniker.

"The gate agent started mocking my child's name, laughing, pointing at me and my daughter and talking to other employees," she said. "So I turned around and just said, 'Hey, I can hear you, so if I can hear you, my daughter can, too. I'd appreciate it if you'd just stop.' "

Abcde did not understand why she was the subject of the joke, her mom says. "She asked me, 'Mom, why is she laughing at my name?' " Redford recalled. "And I said, 'You know, honey, not everybody is nice, and not everyone is going to be nice, and it's unfortunate.' "

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After her son was born, Johanna Giselhall Sandstrom chose to pay tribute to him by getting his name permanently marked on her body — however, she failed to double-check the spelling after asking the artist to ink "Nova & Kevin" on her arm.

Sandstrom recalled returning to the tattoo artist's studio immediately to inform them of the mistake (spelled "Kelvin"), but was told laser surgery would be the only solution — so she decided to change her son's name to match the art.

"I had never heard the name 'Kelvin' before. There isn't anyone who names their kid Kelvin," Sandstrom explained to Blekinge Lans Tidning. "So when I thought more about it, I realized that no one else has this name. It became unique. Now we think it is better than Kevin."

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Cute little baby boy in diaper, smiling at camera in white bedroom, cute toddler sitting on bed, smiling

Though Atticus may be more uncommon than rare as a baby name nowadays, parents of two David and Christen Epstein changed their son's name from the To Kill a Mockingbird-inspired one to Lucas.

After reading Harper Lee's more newly published novel Go Set a Watchman, in which the beloved character is exposed as a racist who once attended a Klan meeting, they had a change of heart — and a change of name.

"When the new book came out, we just felt like, this does not at all encompass the values that we want for our son to have and know," Christen told PEOPLE n 2015. "And we felt like our son was young enough that we could change his name."

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