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Woman's "terrible" baby names for twin boys sparks huge row with best friend

 A woman has fallen out with her friend over the names for her twin boys (Shutterstock)

Choosing the right baby name can be a long process.

Especially if you have twins and have to come up with *two* baby names you love.

There are lots of things to derive inspiration from - such as your favourite film, departed family members or even your favourite book.

One woman who loves Harry Potter recently revealed her chosen baby names to her friend.

But her reaction didn't go down well and now the pair have fallen out.

 The mum-to-be is expecting twin boys (Image: Getty Images/Tetra images RF)

Taking to Reddit's famous "Am I the a****le forum', the woman asked 2.5 million people for advice on how to navigate the tricky situation.

Her 31-year-old friend is expecting twins in spring and has finally decided on their names.

She explained: "My friend (let’s call her Nicola) wanted to keep the baby names a secret as everyone knows the sex of the babies and she’s having a scheduled c section so she wanted some element of surprise.

"She’s also a massive Harry Potter fan and had hinted about there possibly being a link so I expected a Harry Potter name in there somewhere.

 The pair have fallen out (Shutterstock)

"Anyway, she decided she was too excited to keep it in any longer and rang to me to ask me if I wanted to know the names they have chosen. It went something like this...

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"Me: ooh yes please, I would love to know!

"Nicola: Albus Tony and Severus Callum

"Me: (long pause) wow!

"Nicola: (fuming) thanks for that, I can tell you hate them. Thanks so much for ruining this moment for me! (Hangs up)

"Albus and Severus are obviously from HP, Tony is after her dad and Callum is a family member from her OH side I think.

"I feel awful because I paused for so long. I have tried to message and call her to apologise and say I do like the names.

 The mum-to-be is a big Harry Potter fan (Image: Warner Bros. /Entertainment Pictures)

"(I don’t, Severus Callum has got to be the most random name I’ve ever heard of) but she keeps ignoring me.

"I feel really awful. I feel like iata because I didn’t manage to control my reaction and I ruined a moment she’s obviously waited so long for.

"My other half says I’m not the ar****** because they are stupid names."

Lots of people reassured the woman that she hadn't acted inappropriately.

One Reddit user commented: "[Parents] need to stop naming their kids with ridiculous names.

"These are not accessories, they are entire humans who have to exist with stupid names which is so much more important than her "moment".

"Albus Tony and Severus Callum are ridiculous names, it's almost like she wants them to get bullied."

Another suggested an alternative, writing: "Heck even Fred and George would have been better.

"They're literally twins and also the names a super common.

"What makes it weirder is that their middle names clash a lot with the first names shes chosen."

A third added: "Readers made fun of those names when they were given to a literal child IN Harry Potter. What's Nicola thinking will happen in the real world?

"If she wants a Potter name, then use Brian or Bill, or Fred, George, Dean, HARRY, Viktor, etc. Plenty of choices that won't get her kids beat up and/ostracized.

"Her answer almost makes me think that she'd already been told the names were awful and OP was the call to "prove" they were good, and that's why Nicola was so upset."

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