Nurse's Been Pronouncing the Name 'Liam' Wrong | 22 Words

A nurse has been left astonished after a mom claimed that she has been pronouncing the name "Liam" wrong.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to find out how the mom thinks it's pronounced...

Naming your child will never be an easy task.

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Giving a tiny human a name that they will identify by for the rest of their lives is always going to bring with it a little bit of pressure.

There are literally thousands of names to choose from...

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And they all carry their own unique meanings and backgrounds.

It can be difficult to determine which name is suitable for a newborn...

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Because who knows which name will eventually suit them best?

And, to add to this pressure...

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You have to come up with a name that your child will be happy and content with throughout their life.

Particularly as unusual names are great, but...

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When everyone pronounces your name wrong, it can get pretty annoying.

So that's why most parents play it safe by settling with a name that would be considered as "normal" by most.

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Sarah, Rebecca, Jack, James, Liam... You can't really go wrong with these kinds of names.

Or can you?

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Well, one nurse has been left mind blown after calling the name "Liam"...

She found out she had been pronouncing it wrong.

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And after posting her story on TikTok, people have been sharing their own name struggles...

Lindsey Foster, a paediatrics nurse, took to TikTok to share her awkward encounter...

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Although Lindsey knew that she was bad with names, she didn't think she was bad enough to butcher the name Liam.

So when she read it on a patients file, she called it out in the same way many of us would...

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Lee-um, right?

Well, apparently that's wrong...

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"I'm a paediatric nurse and I'm from the deep, deep south, so I butcher everybody's name," Lindsey explained.

"If it's not something super simple like Ben or Sally, I'm gonna butcher it."

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"So, I see a kid's name on our computer and I say 'Oh, Liam, I got this. L-I-A-M. Liam. Easy'."

"I go out, call the kid's name, nobody moves. Call him again. Nobody moves. Call him again nobody moves."

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Eventually, Lindsey received a response, but it's not what she was expecting...

"Finally this mum stands up and says 'Do you mean 'Yum?" she said.

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"And I say 'No, Liam?' and she said 'Yeah, it's short for William'."

And as the video ends, Lindsay finishes by doing a mind blown gesture.

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And it's safe to say, that's exactly how we feel.

So, will you be pronouncing "Liam" as "Yum" from now on?

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