Mommy Influencers Battle Over Similar Creative Baby Names

Two mom-influencers are duking it out after one, Aussie model and beauty-brand founder Jessica Hart, named her newborn daughter “Baby” two years after blogging friend Sasha Benz named her little girl “Baybi.” 

The similar moniker has the Aussie mama who got there first “devastated that her close friend would copy her daughter’s ‘unique’ name,” according to the Sydney Morning Herald, as social-media followers are left scratching their heads at the bizarre choice in name. 

“I just can’t,” wrote one Twitter user while another remarked, “Poor kid.” 

Hart, a 34-year-old Victoria’s Secret model who is newly engaged to her NASCAR-driving baby daddy James Kirkham, told People Magazine, “I first heard [the name] in the movie ‘Dirty Dancing’ and always thought I’d love to name my daughter Baby.”  Their child’s full name is Baby-Rae Kirkham.

But according to a friend of 33-year-old Benz, Hart went to her for advice on names, landing on a riffed version of what Benz picked for her offspring. The source claimed Hart warned Benz, “We are calling her Baby, but don’t worry — it’s spelled differently!”

The pair have barely spoken since the dust-up, according to the anonymous source, though Benz told the Daily Mail Australia, “Of course Jess and I are still friends. We chatted it out a few weeks back, and I am happy she has a name she loves for her beautiful girl.” The pair are currently still following each other via their respective Instagram accounts.

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