The mother should also have to apologize
Southwest Airlines: “We apologize for our employee laughing at 5 year old passenger named Abcde. Our employee’s laughter should have been directed at her stupid-ass parents. We’ll strive to correct this in the future.”
It really is the parents' fault here for giving her that name. If you name your child something stupid, people are always going to laugh. While I do agree that what the Southwest employee was just wrong (she took a picture of the boarding pass and posted it to social media), you really just shouldn't name your kid something like that unless you're deliberately trying to screw them in life. I hope that daughter applies for a name change in the future so she won't have to deal with crap like this for her entire life
@Anonymous Jack III, parents need to remember when they are naming their kids that that child will grow up and have to apply to jobs with that name. You may think it's cute and clever, but are you opening your child up for bullying and laughter for the rest of their life with that name choice?
@Anonymous Jack III, my sister knew someone who wanted to name her daughter abcde and the nurses refused to accept it
@GonMoose the Great, I would consider that child abuse and would have also refused in that nurses shoes.
@Anonymous Jack III, And now she is being laughed at around the world for being idiot just because she demanded an apology from Southwest. If she just stayed quiet, it never would have ballooned.
The employee should have been more professional, but parents who saddle children with such ridiculous names are way worse.
@Darkbear, from what I heard, the employee was more of jovially mentioning it to a co-worker (not super loud or anything) and the mother took off. If the employee had taken a picture of Abcde's info and posted it online, it'd probly be a different story
Nothing like constructive criticism to offend idiots
It's funny that over 300 other people are named abcde in the United states
@Sofakingawsim, Seriously? I think that’s even more than my daughter’s name.
@Berntley, yeah I couldn't believe it either so I had to double check. I swear parents are becoming dumber or lazier
@Sofakingawsim, So not only is it crazy, but super unoriginal. Good job 300 parents. I try not to judge name choices, because both my kids have different names, but this one really takes the cake.
Side note, the pronunciation for the kid's name is "ab-sid-ee." TBH, the names actually sounds rather nice and a bit exotic, but the choice of spelling is ridiculously lazy. Thankfully, she can go by Abby until she's old enough to be able to legally change her name, because clearly, her mother won't.
@Madelin, but still, every time she gets a new teacher or a sub they aren’t gonna read it as absidee, they will read it as a-b-c-d-e and she will have to correct them but not before hew whole class knows her actual name.
Does no one listen to Johnny Cash anymore? There's a whole song about how naming your kid makes them the strongest S.O.B. around because they learn to deal.
@PoliticalOtters, he neglects to mention how it has a much higher tendency to make people bitter and resentful than it tends to make them strong.
@PoliticalOtters, note the end of the song; "And when I have a kid, I think I'm gonna name him....Bill, or George, anything but Sue!"
@I Are Lebo, listen to the song, “a boy named Sue”
@Hot Coffee, I have. I got the reference.
My fiancé is a nurse at the local children’s hospital. Some of the names she’s encountered are ridiculous. Take “Ha-a” pronounced Hadasha, or “jkmn” pronounced noel (ie there’s no L).
100% honest I once saw an article quoting a girl named Velveeta. My dad met someone named Latrina. My sister had a patient named Madeinusa ( made in USA ) I have to find the list I was compiling.
@rayraybegins, Latrina actually doesn’t sound bad unless you’re from the dark ages. I heard about a young mom who decided to name her kid based on a “really beautiful word the nurse said”. Lord be kind to poor Placenta.
@rayraybegins, I’m met an Orangejello, pronounced Oh-ren-gel-lo
@Berntley, oh no
@Hot Coffee, 😐
I wonder if the mother knows there are another 19 letters to the alphabet. Nobody tell her or she'll use that to name her other kids..
@undeadpuns, her brother isn’t even allowed on airplanes. His name is Hijk.
Sounds like obesity to me
To make up for it, they are going to name the first 5 row of seats in every airplane after her.
My aunt was a dental hygienist and had a kid named sh*thead, it was pronounced sh-thead.
I hope that child is dyslexic