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Baby Name Regret

Have You Experienced Baby Name Regret?

Choosing a name for baby is one of the first major responsibilities a parent has. A lot goes into selecting the right name. But once a newborn has established her personality, or when someone with the same name becomes the poster-child for bad behavior, a mama can have second thoughts about the moniker she's bestowed on her tot. Actually going through the process of changing your lil one's name is not an easy practice, and should be done before a child can recognize her own name (around 7 months old), but it is possible.

Did you ever experience baby name regret?

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Stephanie-Marie Stephanie-Marie 5 years
My sister named her son Merrick, Which I thought was weird at first. But now It fits him perfectly. Some times babies have to grow into a name. They'll be adults with that name much longer than they'll be babies or children. On the other hand, my Sister-in-law named her son Bryten. Which isn't altogether a bad name, but the spelling kills me.  He's only 4 months old, but I think he will grow out of the name. She dosn't regret it, but I do!
jen4979 jen4979 7 years
no regrets at all...our daughters name is Ashlynn (my moms middle name is lynn) Gray (my grandmothers and uncles middle name)...we went a little traditional. We've heard her name a couple of times but definitely not a top 100 name
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
I have middle-name regret; my girl is named after a flower and his mom jokingly said, "Why not just use Rose as a middle name?" And we were like, what the hell, let's do it. In hindsight, I wished we had chosen 'Cherie,' French for Dear and prettier sounding.
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 7 years
I often wonder about people's motives when choosing a name. My BFF's son named his first born "Divine Knowledge" and spelled it wrong on purpose....a big WTH moment. Not kidding.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
I was unconscious from a crash c-section when my ex-husband named our daughter. >:( Her name fits her well enough, but I really regret how it happened.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
My husband chose it from a book actually, though Rand is an actual name with both english and german backgrounds. It's a big book series that we both really love, and I had picked my daughters name so he asked to name our son. I like the name though, its a strong name. You'd be surprised how often you see the name Rand when you're looking... Rand Mcnally is what most people think of first.. haha. Funny thing happened though - on the subject of his name. We called to schedule a drs apt with our new ped this morning for my daughter, and the nurse mentioned that we hadn't scheduled a 2 month well baby for our son yet. Then she told us that her friend had named their son Rand from a book series.... lol. 10 to 1 its the same one.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
We named our son Rand. I don't have name regret, but i have regret about telling people his name before he was born. I'm not the type to be swayed by people not liking it, but my sister went WAY overboard. She would literally ask me 3-4 times every time we saw her, which was at least once a week, if she could call him Randy instead. ?!??!? Is his name Randy? NO, it's not. She was ridiculous, point blank asking me WHY i would name him that? Or, are you SURE you want to name him that? After i told her no, she couldn't call him anything but his name, she asked me what his middle name was then. Upon hearing it was Ashley, named after a great grandfather, she was even more appalled. It would have been comical if i hadn't been hearing it for 9 months straight.
CanCan CanCan 7 years
With my second child, I had weird doubts about his name when he was a newborn. I would say psycho things like, "Who are you? What if you are (other name)?!" But now I think it fits. He grew into it.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Kinda. We didn't tell anyone the name we had picked out and it never ever crossed my mind that people could mispronounce it. But they do...It's mostly older people though, My father-in-law does it, too and when you correct him is like 'doesn't matter'. Well yes it matters! We still love the name, though. I'll just teach her to corrects her granddaddy!
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
Not at all! I haven't heard of any girls with my daughter's name yet, and it suits her so perfectly. I could not imagine her with any other name!
wildsngrny wildsngrny 7 years
Our son is named after my Grandma's brother, who died at Pearl Harbor (he was on the USS Arizona). Although we've learned of two other people who share his name (one fictional, one real), we feel his name is highly unique, old-fashioned and distinctive. We are more in love with his name now than when I was pregnant.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
My hubby picked our son's name, and it just fits him perfectly.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
No. In fact, after my girls started school I was more pleased that the names we choose were not common. Three Olivia's in my middle daughters class ( ?)
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
I kinda do... but then again my husband picked it out. He hated all of mine and I was ok with the one he chose. :oy: It's my fault.
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