Parents defend calling children Tiamarie and Jackdaniel and insist theyre teetotal


Tiamarie and Jackdaniel in their Kingswood Academy school uniforms

Tiamarie and Jackdaniel were not named after alcohol (Picture: Hull live/ MEN MEDIA)

The parents of two children named Tiamarie and Jackdaniel have denied naming them after well-known alcoholic drinks.

Sarah and Steve Mennell claim its a complete coincidence that their kids names sound like beverages – and said they didnt realise as they dont actually drink.

Instead, they say their son, 11, was named after the Canadian running coach Jack Daniels, while they found the name for their daughter, 12, when a waitress called Tiamarie served them in Spain.

The couple have now hit back at bullies who mocked the childrens names after they appeared in the news earlier this week for spending £250 on school uniforms.

Mrs Mennell, who runs Hull Party Services, told Hull Live: We didnt just pluck them out of thin air one night after a drink. No alcohol or drinks are behind the kids names.

Tiamarie and Jackdaniel in their Kingswood Academy school uniforms

The children both insist they like their names (Picture: Hull live /MEN MEDIA)

We didnt drink until around five months ago when we decided to start having one night out as a married couple a month, so we are definitely not alcoholics.



We are just a hard working family who literally like a twist in names, nothing special about it and not alcohol related. But its surprising how quick people are to judge. But now we just laugh it off and run with it.

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Its quite the conversation starter when were out and about usually, but its actually surprising how many boys are called Jackdaniel in some way or another and we know quite a few Tiamaries now.

Mr Mennell voiced his support for Harveys Law, launched by Katie Price to make online abuse a criminal offence, after his children were mocked on social media.

He said: Its mad how people can troll online and then think they can get away with it. Comments should be banned, thats why that Harveys law should be brought in.

Sarah and Steve Mennell accidentally named their children after famous alcoholic drinks

Sarah and Steve Mennell say they do not drink (Picture: Hull live /MEN MEDIA)

So basically, just dont comment, if youve got nowt nice to say.

The couple have three other children named Sydneyrae, Princess and Albert.

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After receiving a lot of attention online, they asked Tiamarie and Jackdaniel what they thought of their names.

Jackdaniel told his parents he liked his name, adding that he thought social media trolls should get a life rather than mock him and his sister.

He said: Stop being jealous of our names and get on with your life. Stick and stones may break my bones but calling names wont hurt me, you will get Read More – Source

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