My husband and I are having our first baby soon and we were looking for a nice, but unique name to name her. After some thought we’re torn and a bit concerned, we want to name her Cherry but I am afraid that she will be teased. Do you think she will be teased at school? I haven’t spoken to any other family members other than my mom and she said no. Should I listen to my mom and pick another name or go with our guts? This keeps me up at night.
Don’t do it. Aside from the fact that Cherry is a slang term for the female sex organ, it also is a diminutive name, which I don’t advise giving to baby girls. Those I have loosely surveyed about the name come back with “stripper name.”
The fact that it keeps you up at night should be a clue: DON’T DO IT. Go back to name storming; I will be happy to review the other names you come up with.