When parents shared their baby name plans, they faced fierce criticism online.

They asked Reddit users whether they were being “a***holes” for considering a Star Wars-themed moniker for their little one.

On the forum, the dad-to-be said: "My wife and I are huge fans of the Star Wars movies. Huge.

“We met while camping out for the premiere of The Force Awakens. Our spark was instant, and just a year later, I proposed with a ring hanging from the arm of a Rey Funko figure and she said yes.

"Everything about us is Star Wars, and I mean everything from what we watch, to what we play, to our home decor.

“Our friends think we are a bit nutty but have always respected it until my wife got pregnant and we shared the name we wanted when we found out we are having a girl.”

Star Wars-themed names aren't always the best idea – unless you go for Luke instead of Captain-Phasma

The parents revealed they wanted to call their child “Captain-Phasma”, who is a fierce Stormtrooper commander in the film franchise.

But when they announced their plans with their loved ones, they weren’t sure if they were making the right decision.

The Redditor added: “She’s due in six weeks, and once we announced the name on a Zoom meeting with our family and closest friends, they went from being happy and excited to appalled.

“They think we are messing up the child for this.”

After their original idea went down like a lead balloon, the mum and dad discussed other options.

The couple's family and friends weren't happy about the Star Wars-inspired moniker

They considered Gwendolyn, which is a name shared with Captain-Phasma actress Gwendolyn Christine.

Alternatively, they thought about going down the Game of Thrones route.

They like the name Brienne because they want their daughter to be “respected and feared”.

These suggestions are slightly more liked than Captian-Phasma, but still haven’t won over all critics.

On Reddit, commenters branded the parents “cruel" for considering names that could cause their child embarrassment.

One responder wrote: “Don't name children after fictional space fascists, you goons.

“Being a kid is hard enough without having to start every school year with ‘Hi my name is literally Captain Phasma. Yes, I do hate my parents.’”

Another said: “Kids won’t be in awe of her they will ridicule her her entire childhood. They will laugh. They will make fun.

“It’s not a name it’s a ridiculous farce of a moniker. Maybe this is one area that can be Star Wars free.”

And a third claimed: “That's a horrible name for any child. This is a human being, not a dog. Don't force that on your child.

“What will happen when she goes to school? (Everyone will make fun of her.)

"What will happen when she tries to get a real job? (They'll put her resume in the nope pile the minute they see her name.)

“You can actually end up losing custody of your kid for doing something this cruel.”