‘I named my daughter LEMON – trolls hate it but I don’t care’

A mum defends her baby’s unique name, Lemon Jane, inspired by a TV character, despite facing backlash online. Celeb Jaime King supports the choice.
A mum defends her baby's unique name, Lemon Jane, inspired by a TV character, despite facing backlash online. Celeb Jaime King supports the choice.
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A mum is hitting back at evil trolls who don’t like her baby’s unique name – and she’s got the backing of an A-list celebrity.

Daisy Jane Wood and her husband Alex, both 27, have three children – seven-year-old Eva LeeAnn, three-year-old Manuel Allen and a three-month-old girl.

It’s their youngest whose name has caused a divide online – with the parents calling her Lemon Jane.

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The parents chose the name after Lemon Breeland, a fictional character from the TV show ‘Hart of Dixie’ played by Jaime King.

Sharing the moniker on Instagram, (@daisyjanewood ) her video has gained over 1.8m views and over 33,000 likes.

A mum defends her baby's unique name, Lemon Jane, inspired by a TV character, despite facing backlash online. Celeb Jaime King supports the choice.
Daisy with her husband Alex and her children Lemon Jane, Eva LeeAnn and Manuel Allen. (Picture: Jam Press)

Online, it’s a mixed bag of reactions.

Some people are all for the unique name but others despise it – with some even commenting that Lemon will “hate” Daisy for choosing it when she gets older.

Jaime King herself has even shared her thoughts – commenting on one of the mum’s posts.

“I don’t regret naming her Lemon at all and we do not care that some people hate it,” Daisy, from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, US, told Need To Know.

“I started watching the show Hart of Dixie to have a show to watch while my husband is at work, because he always gets into them, and then I can’t watch them without him.

“He of course got into the show and when he heard that one of the characters was named Lemon, he immediately fell in love with the name.

A mum defends her baby's unique name, Lemon Jane, inspired by a TV character, despite facing backlash online. Celeb Jaime King supports the choice.
Daisy with her children, Lemon Jane, Eva LeeAnn and Manuel Allen. (Picture: Jam Press)

“Lemon is my favourite character!

“Some people absolutely love it and think it’s the best name ever.

“Some people absolutely despise it and make extremely hateful remarks.

“They say the most unimaginable things.

“Many people think of it as a negative term.

“They associate it with being sour but we think of all the sweet things made from lemons.

“My husband loves to call her his little lemon drop or lemonade.”

At the time of choosing the name, the mum wasn’t actually pregnant – but the parents decided then and there that their third child would be named after the citrus fruit, if they had a girl.

Daisy said: “Her middle name is Jane after my middle name, which I share with my mom and cousin.

A mum defends her baby's unique name, Lemon Jane, inspired by a TV character, despite facing backlash online. Celeb Jaime King supports the choice.
Daisy Jane Wood and her daughter Lemon Jane. (Picture: Jam Press)

“Lemon Jane sounded perfect to us.

“I also adored the name and felt like it was the cutest Southern name for our little girl.

“Lemon is not only a fruit but also a beautiful tree and flower.

“Jaime King, the actress who plays Lemon Breeland was honoured that we named Lemon after her character.”

On one of the mum’s posts, Jaime wrote: “This is the sweetest and most loving gift that one could have. I’m so honored and grateful. Lemon means everything to me as well as your child forever.”

Others, in the mum’s own life, took more convincing.

She said: “My best friend didn’t care for it [the name] at all when I was pregnant.

“After a few days she texted me out of nowhere, and said the name really grew on her, and that I absolutely can’t change it because it’s perfect.”

Social media users however are divided.

“She’ll hate you later,” commented one user.

Another user joked: “Can’t wait for her brother, Lime.”

“You don’t put a theme on a person!” added someone else.

Some people had more positive things to say.“I think that’s cool and cute,” said Kayla.

Another user added: “Personally i think it’s a fantastic name.”

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Social media comment on the post. (Picture: Jam Press)

Talking about the reaction online, Daisy says she is shocked at the “hateful” comments some people have left on her post.

She added: “Some of the comments are hurtful but they don’t anger me.

“I’m more in awe that people can make the most hateful comments imaginable over something that doesn’t affect them.”

“To us it’s a bright and happy name.“It fits her perfectly because she’s the happiest baby that we’ve had so far.”

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