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‘My dad named me after his mistress so if he slipped up people wouldn’t realise’

When it comes to baby names, some were picked based on tradition, while others are chosen completely at random.

Others were given names for much more unfortunate reasons.

A woman from Kentucky, US, has recently taken to TikTok to share the unusual story behind her name and she’s gone viral as a result.

The social media user, called Kristina, explained how her parents made a deal before she was born – if they had a boy, her mother was planning to name the child after her father, but if it was a girl, her dad would pick the name.

Low and behold, when the baby arrived via C-section, it was a girl and while her mother was still pretty out of it following the surgery, her dad selected a name and filled out the necessary paperwork.

When her mother came around, she had a daughter called Kristina.

For a few months, she claims they liked the name – but then they found out the truth about the inspiration behind it.

It turns out her dad had been having an affair and he sneakily decided to name the baby after his mistress – so that way if he slipped up and accidentally said her name, everyone would think he was talking about his daughter.

In a video, shared under the username @keepingitkristina, she explained: “So I feel like most people who are named after somebody have like a cute story behind it or they’re named after somebody really special… that is not the case for me.

“Skip forward to the day that I was born my mum wound up having to have a c-section because my big a** head wouldn’t fit through the birth canal.

“She was super drugged up after that and my dad filled out all of my paperwork and at last he chose to name me Kristina.

“When my mum came to I guess she didn’t really hate the name so she just kind of went with it and you know everything was fine for a few months until my mum found out that my dad was cheating on her… and guess what the woman’s name was. Kristina.

“So if he messed up and called her the wrong name, he could say he was talking about me.”

Hundreds of thousands of people have since watched the video, with thousands liking and sharing their thoughts in the comments.

Many were shocked by Kristina’s story, with one saying: “Wow… Just wow. Soooo… that was pretty selfish.”

Another wrote: “What?!?!?!?!?! Wow, that’s rough.”

“Wow, I would have changed your name,” proclaimed a third.

Someone else admitted: “My dad named me after a girl he had a crush on in middle school, when my mum found out she stabbed him with a fork.”

A different user added that her name was inspired by a story her father had heard on the radio about a woman named Lenae who had been murdered.