"So, I really love the name Lucifer for my son (My favorite show is Lucifer lol), But my family is totally against it because it is the name of the "Devil". I don't believe in God or the devil, so to me, it's just a name…Should I change the name of my son because of my family?"
RELATED QUESTION: Am I A Terrible Person For Not Liking My Step-Daughter?
TOP ANSWERS (AS SELECTED BY MODERATOR):
"Call me different. If you love the name then name that child Lucifer. If he has a middle name and decides to go by that due to any ridicule then that’s a back up plan. But name your child WHAT EVER YOU WANT."
"Just remember the name you give your child they have to live with. You have to think of school and what other people will be thinking and acting out towards your child. He could be bullied and teased. It's a lot on a child."
"I have heard, introducing your self as the name you want to give your child can give you a perspective of how people will react to your child. From now introduce yourself as Lucifer and see how people treat you."
"Just remember while you won't hold the name against him, some people will. Maybe kids at school, maybe mean teachers, maybe the parents of girls he wants to date. Maybe employers. The teen years are terrible enough. I mean sure, be a rebel. Get a doggie and name him that. But not your baby who will have to grow up with the consequences of the choices you make."
"I'm all for using whatever name you want but I’d also encourage you to think about your child. They'll have to deal with whatever name you pick for the rest of their life which will include potential teasing/bullying. Also, is this particular name just a fad/phase because you're into a certain show right now or will you really love it and not regret it in a year or two."
"When naming a child think ahead to adulthood…..like college, future jobs, etc. If someone named Lucifer came for a job, chances are he won't get hired. Use it as a middle name, give him a proper first name and call him whatever you want."
"Remember one thing - it's YOUR child to name, not theirs! If they have a problem with it, then they will have to live with it."
"Girl name him what you want. No ones opinion should matter. My family didn’t want me to name my daughter Daisey and that made me want to do it all the more."
"I wouldn't change the name for your family. I would however think of what his life, school and professional career will be like with that name."
"Man if we got everyone’s opinion on naming a child I don’t think any child would actually have a name, someone always gonna have a problem or don’t like it it’s up to you and the father not anyone else. I like the name."
Have a response to this question? Leave it below to help a mama out! Or leave your own question and get responses from real moms!
READ ALL ANSWERS BELOW: