Hugh: Trying to decide on a baby name? Try the “cup test”

Published on May 10th, 2022 @ 3:20 PM


Choosing a name for a new baby can be stressful for parents, and one mom has a tip for doing so. A woman went viral on Mumsnet for posting about the “cup test.” She explains all you do is order a drink at a coffee shop, and then give the barista the potential name for your child, which they will write on the cup. Once your order is ready, you’ll be able to see how other customers and staff members react to it. Many replied to the post, and some agreed it was a good test, but one skeptical person wrote, “If this is the barometer you want to use for choosing your child’s name, that’s up to you. And I’m pleased you’ve got the result you wanted. Just remember that when people comment on an unusual name in situations like that, it is often just an exclamation. They want to comment/ ask and so they feel they have to be complimentary. I wouldn’t always take it as a genuine compliment.”




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