In a tale of defiant baby-naming choices, an Australian mom, Indy Clinton, stands proud in her decision to give her daughter the same distinctive name as former Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague, brushing off critics with a bold attitude.
Molly-Mae faced a wave of comments on Instagram after announcing that she and Tommy Fury had named their daughter Bambi, inspired by the iconic Disney character. Undeterred by the criticism, Indy, a 25-year-old influencer and fitness blogger from Melbourne, Australia, not only chose the same name for her child but also defended Molly-Mae’s unconventional choice, indifferent to whether people love it or hate it.
Indy, sharing her lifelong love for the Disney classic and her habit of reading the book to her firstborn, Navy, recounted her journey to the unique name. Initially leaning towards the name Paloma for her second child, Indy was swayed by her daughter’s “sweet, curious nature” and “big brown eyes,” which resonated with the cartoon doe, prompting her to embrace the name Bambi.
Acknowledging the surprise of friends and family, Indy expressed disbelief at the coincidence when Molly-Mae also chose the name Bambi for her daughter. Undeterred by the dual use of the unique moniker, Indy, in her unyielding spirit, defended Molly-Mae’s choice, emphasizing that “great minds think alike.”