(Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
Meh, so what? She can call her child what she wants, I don't know why other people should be bothered. More interesting that calling him something boring and common. And if he happens to hate it, well he can always change it when he's older so *shrugs*
Might be fine for someone who's rich, but if you grow up with few prospects as it is, calling you daughter "Mercydeez" isn't exactly going to increase them is it.
Hmmm, well I guess it is generally down to personal taste, and although Astala is unusual, I don't really see what's so bad about it as it just sounds like something a bit foreign. Whereas there are some child names are definitely no doubt absurd, like I've heard one story about someone legally calling their child Number 16 Bus Shelter - now the parents must have been having a laugh with that one