A father came up with a cheeky last name for the stuffed tiger his son won at a fair.

However, mom didn't approve.


In the Reddit thread "AmItheA***ole" – where conflicted users seek validation on something they thought was OK but were met with harsh objection – "RememberU2U" shared a NSFW name for a stuffed animal he thought was hysterical.

The son came up with the name, "Tig," which is appropriate, given the plush animal was a tiger and the nickname evokes Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.

Not content with just the first name, the kid pressed his dad to suggest a last name for Tig.

He just had to ask, didn't he?

The father described what went down following his NSFW name suggestion:

"My son won a stuffed tiger at the fair last night and said he had named him 'Tig'. He asked me what its last name should be. I couldn't help myself and just instantly replied 'Bitties.'"
"Then I turned to my wife to share a smirk, but she was pissed and quickly suggested a few different last names, but my son insisted that he liked 'Bitties,' so now his Tiger is Tig Bitties."
"My wife thinks it was completely inappropriate, I think it was a silly joke that went over his head and will have no negative ramifications."

If impure thoughts don't automatically register with you, just swap the first letters of Tig and Bitties, and you'll get the big picture.

Tig Bitties is a variation of Tiggo Bitties and is among many other slang terms that refer to breasts.

Despite mom's disapproval, dad thought naming his son's new friend with a moniker referencing the size of dirty pillows would be a knee-slapper among adults.

But even if the son doesn't have the mature capacity to recognize the name's implications, is dad still an a*****e?

Redditors weighed in on the ladybumps caper, and most unanimously saw the humor in it.

"Inappropriate? Yes. Still funny? Also yes." – n3x4m
"Surprised I haven't seen more of this. It was definitely immature and maybe he shouldn't have done it, but it's a goofy joke and was done in the heat of the moment. Man people on the internet are so quick to call someone trashy or a horrible parent for one little mistake they make." – the-terracrafter
"Exactly. This isn't a great move, but you don't need to sleep on the couch for it. The wife definitely has the right to humorously throw this back at OP when relevant. This place is fragile." – NuclearKoala
"people need to chill it's far from a big deal, it's harmless fun that will end up with a really funny story when the kid grows up." – drunkirishfeminist

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If you're going to call off the "Boston Henchmen," this is a good solution.

"NAH . You jokingly suggested a name, it's not your fault your son happened to like it. There will probably be no ramifications, but you and your wife can probably convince him to change the name if she dislikes it that much. Just think of a new last name and tell him in a really excited way that you 'just thought of an even better last name!' and I'd bet he'd go with you and change it." – bdog1097

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One user said the potential problem lies outside the home.

"It may have gone over his head, but what about when he repeats it in school or around adults? They laugh?" – Dr_Sploosh
"The joking going over his head might be harmless in the moment, but that changes when other people's laughter at his expense go over his head." – silverscrub
"If I hear a child named his animal Tig Bitties I'm not laughing at him, I'm just laughing. The only 'expense' here are those looking to find a problem to dwell on." – Whiterhino77

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The truth is, there are sensitive people out there. So is it still worth the chuckle?

"That's the point though, people are over sensitive. Some over sensitive teacher or administrator can end up punishing him over it. Not worth it for some dumb joke that won't be funny in a day..." – ClaudeKaneIII
"INFO It's a child. We don't know about OP's child. My brother (when he was 7) got upset over people laughing during a conversation. He assumed they were making fun of him. He cried a lot. And that (finally) brings time to my question: OP, is your child sensitive?" – WarmTitle
"My brother couldn't say 'monkey' when he was little so he ended up calling his toy monkey 'Cummy.' Our parents used to giggle, he never noticed or cared and when he was older my mum told him about it and he laughed. I should imagine it'll be a similar story for this kid and his Tig Bitties" – king-violet

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There were still concerns for the child likely to be oblivious.

"It's more that the kid will be the butt of the joke. They asked their dad for a name and thought he gave them a cool one, instead they'll realise they're being laughed at. I was a paranoid kid when I realised people were laughing at me but I couldn't get the joke but that might just have been me." – muddlepuddle96

And yet...

"Are you kidding? Do you have any idea how many times we have all been laughed at as children at our own expense for not understanding what was going on around us? Did this harm us all? No, it's just a normal part of being a child." – lituranga

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Sarcasm made a cameo.

"The child will never be the same, this is going to shatter his self esteem and likely carry serious ramifications to his life. I wouldn't be surprised if he can never have a sexual partner as a direct result of the trauma. OP Is literally hitler." – Schrutes_Yeet_Farm
"It's basically over for this kid to be honest. No college is going to take him and he'll probably have to work as a stripper to make ends meet. And he most likely won't have tig bitties so he'll hardly earn any money this way either." – RDwelve

Animated shows and movies have been injecting adult humor for ages, and we all came out unscathed. Amirite?

"Dont be so dramatic, animators put adult jokes in kids shows and movies all the time because kids dont get them and it's a laugh for the adults. This literally hurts nobody." – Azuzu88
"If the bad guy in Shrek can be named Lord Farquaad, this kids going to be fine with a tiger names big titties." – Ragnrok


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The overall sentiment was this:

"I think the joke's funny, but even with that aside, honestly this is such a non-problem that I'm surprised some people can straight-faces say 'YTA' (you're the A*****e) on this" – AntonineWall

Ta ta for now, folks.

Get your own Tig... er here.

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