Parents Slammed for Giving Baby ‘Ridiculous’ Blended Last Name

It’s up for debate — how far is society willing to go to make their children comfortable in this world?

Well, one Australian couple  decided to  give their daughter a surname that is a mashup of both their last names and to no surprise it is dividing the internet.

Instead of just taking a traditional approach or even giving a hyphenated name the couple Courtney Cassar, 31, and Laura Sheldon, 29, took the unique approach of creating an entirely new name for daughter Lyla Jill.

The name they came up with was “Casseldon,” which combines the beginning of “Cassar” and the ending of “Sheldon.”

“I like the idea of our daughter having a part of both of us,” Cassar told The Daily Telegraph. “With hyphens, I find a lot of kids end up choosing one name because it is easier. We played around with a few last names and found one that we like and sounds like a last name.”

After Cassar and Sheldon announced their daughter’s last name, some of their followers praised the couple’s creativity.

“That’s very clever.. I hope surname ‘mashing’ catches on,” one Instagram user commented.

“Love the combination of the two last names. You guys went outside the box. Sweet,” another person wrote.

Others, however, were less impressed, the couple said.

The new parents said some, including loved ones, were critical of their name choice and even questioned its legality.

“Why? Bit ridiculous really,” one person wrote, according to

Despite some negative comments, Cassar and Sheldon are taking the newfound attention to their newborn baby’s name with a grain of salt.

In another Instagram post they shared a newspaper article about their family.


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