The poster took to the site’s popular Am I The Asshole forum to reveal the situation, explaining that the woman came into the office to introduce the sons she’d given birth to after “a long ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ.” “When asked what she’s named the boys (until this appearance, she hasn’t decided), she told me she’s naming them ‘Sean’, ” she continued. “When I asked about the other baby, she said ‘no, they’re both Sean, one has an A and one has an E so Sean and Seen.”
This colleague’s last name is also ‘Sean’. When I pointed this out, she said ‘yes, like TomTom or Jay Jay’. When the colleague revealed the name, the woman “immediately and without thinking” replied: “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard, and it’s going to be very confusing.” She added that while “a bunch of people laughed”, there was also a “crowd of people who immediately looked away”. “After she left, I received a few text messages saying this is not my place to comment on people’s name choices,” she concluded.
To the question: “Am I an asshole to say it’s a terrible naming idea?” The poster also added that she and her colleague “have a good relationship” and have “worked together in three companies for over 12 years”. When she said she didn’t like the names, the new mom replied that “it will grow you”. The woman also revealed that both of their names are pronounced the same as “Shawn”. The post was quickly flooded with comments from readers, one of which wrote: “I am an identical twin.
Matching names is probably the cruelest thing you can do to a person. It’s not just confusing. It will prevent twins from developing identities outside of their twin personalities. “You know what happens to twins who can’t independently establish their identities? At best they need years of family therapy to work through their relationship problems.” Worst of all, they hate each other. The twins have put in enough effort to overcome what it means to be twins. Why make it harder? ”
“It’s almost like those parents have a need to be unique or whatever, when in reality names are hard to pronounce and never get the right pronunciation,” another added. “The name ‘Seen’ will get her kids bullied. And the worst part about it is Seen isn’t just an independent s**ty name – it’s a dumber variation of the twin’s name. He will always be remembered as a “I hope the kids – or at least, Seen – change their names when they turn 18”. Another concurred, writing: “I’m not a twin, but my cousin who is the same age as me has the same middle name and last name.
And we always get confused for each other. And our names are not even the same. if they have middle names and their last name isn’t their last name, that’s stupid. Twins that are basically the same name just with different spellings are stupid.” It would be worse in Middle School and High School… A colleague needs a reality check. “However, another person argued: ‘I am also an identical twin and we are named coincidentally.