Scandalous babydaddies

UP to last Friday, the count was up to five for the number of women who had accused married musician Adam Levine of sliding into their DMs with flirty messages. But the truly awful accusation was the first woman who said not only had he flirted and possibly cheated, but he said he was thinking of naming his third baby after her.

Levine has acknowledged being "inappropriate", and has pledged his unending love and support to his pregnant wife, but the woman's revelation had tongues wagging all over the Internet. Yes, men are awful, but could a man be so awful as to name his child after his mistress?

Oh yes, said the Jamaican women we spoke with. Not only are they naming their kids after their girlfriends, but also committing all manner of evil deeds against the mothers of their children when it comes to names, and so much more.

We asked, what's the worst thing that the father of your child has done to you, that mimics Levine's scandalous shenanigans?

Elorine, 52:

My daughter is now in her 30s and all her life people have had problems pronouncing her real name that her father gave her. It's a pretty and unique African name, but because of the problems everybody had with the pronunciation, we all gave her a more European nickname that she uses, and that's the name on all her social accounts. But her real birth name was one her father insisted on, and I just went along with it. It was when she was about 10 that he told me that it was his dead ex-girlfriend's name, and he just loved the name so much he had to give it to his daughter. I was upset at first, but the name is very pretty and it had meaning for him, so I couldn't be vexed for long. My daughter knows the story too, but wasn't as forgiving and had her name changed by deed poll.

Judith, 40:

After my babyfather died, I found out that not only did he have other kids, two of the others, who were older than my son, also had his name. So, for example, he had three George Jrs when I thought my son was the only one. That just showed how narcissistic he was. His mother also knew and thought it was funny calling them George two, three and four.

Petrina, 32:

He wanted to give our daughter a certain name and I said no, because I just didn't think it would fit her. He kept going on and on about it, but I still said no. It couldn't work as a middle name either, not with the name we ultimately agreed on, so I thought that argument was dead. Only to find out that the woman he also had pregnant at the same time (I had no idea and our kids are four months apart), got that name for her daughter after all. So now he has a daughter with the name he wanted, just not his first child who he wanted it for.

Jaceth, 42:

I got pregnant for this policeman I was with for three years. He told me his name and age, and everything else about himself. When I got pregnant he said they were posting him in St James, but he would swing by as often as he could, because he was delighted about having his first youth with me. I saw him a couple times after, but when the baby came, I was on my own. He didn't meet his son until he was three months old, but that wasn't an issue. Anyway, I named my baby, and gave the baby his last name, even though at the time I couldn't add his information to the birth records without him signing. I forgot about it until years later, when it was time to start "big school". Before this time I'd been using the red and white slip for kindergarten, but now wanted to apply for the full form birth paper. Before I did though, I wanted the dad to sign to have his name added to my son's birth certificate. When he came to sign he asked me who was "Smith". Turns out that he wasn't a Smith, not even close, and I didn't even have his proper first name either. All along he had told me the wrong name, and I had named my baby, and was only then finding out that he had told this major lie with not only his name, but his birthdate as well.

LICHELLE PALMER

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